Thursday, March 18, 2010

Felt House Along Week 5 - Post Office

This week I worked on the 4th side of my felt playhouse, the Post Office.  I designed it so that addressed letters could be pulled out of the mail bin, stamped and popped into the post box.  Here's how:

 I started with cutting out the main shapes, stitching on the lettering and the mail bin for storing the "letters". 

I used my trusty printer fabric sheets to make the stamps & letters look realistic.  This item has become one of my favorites - whatever you can print on standard 8.5"x11" paper, you can print on these cotton sheets.  I get mine at Michael's (in the t-shirt making section).  I used fonts that looked like real handwriting to address the letters and stitch those onto felt "envelopes".  I also put a square of fuzzy velcro in the top right corners.

 To make the stamps I made some shapes in Open Office, printed & cut them out. 

I cut out squares of felt & smaller squares of loop velcro.

I stitched those together and then stitched the stamps on the other side of the felt.

I trimmed the edges with pinking shears and ta-da:

I stitched two big strips of fuzzy velcro onto the stamp board of the wall so the stamps had a place to hang out until they were posted on the mail.

Time to deliver the mail:)  Next week I'll be putting the house together and finishing the fun add-ons for the other sides.  I can't wait to have it ready for playing in!

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  1. Looks great. Thanks for sharing the idea about the fabric that you can print on! I've always wondered about that. I am going to get some right away.

  2. Such a cute idea!

    Have you tried making your own printable fabric? It's easy: Cotton fabric ironed on to the shiny side of wax or butcher paper will make it sturdy enough to go through most inkjet printers.

  3. That is such a cute and fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am here via Friday Follow and I'm so happy to have found your blog. I loved your felt letter and very creative you are.
    I've become a follower and hope you follow as well. I also have a recipe blog that you might like. It's:

  5. That is really cute! Found you via Friday Follow and am now following!

  6. Stopping by from Friday Follow! This is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I love your ideas! Have a great weekend!

    Your newest follower,


  7. Hello- New here from Follow up friday! :)

    I love that we have things in common- homeschooling, green living, cool family- and veggies! We are vegan here (my girls tend to float towards vegetarian rather than vegan) but how cool to see some other veg family blogs too! YAY!

  8. Hi Cheryl, I like your new blog layout (sorry if it's not new to you, I've been keeping up via my reader but not actually popped over for a while). Your house if delightful - a real labour of love but I know you'll be enjoying making it almost as much as the kids will enjoy playing with it. N x

  9. k this is going to be the cutest project ever. Congrats I'm amazed with the work you are putting on this!
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

  10. How Adorable!!! Thanks for following my blog, and I'm following you now too... What great ideas you have :)))

  11. Thanks for the follow back!

    I can't wait to see your new project idea (may the force be with you) :)

    Are you going to Relevant Conference in October? If so maybe we could meet up?!? :)

  12. Happy belated Friday Follow! I'm following you now...please stop by when you get a chance and follow me too! Have a great day!

  13. Cheryl, its coming along wonderfully! Great job, can not wait to see the finished project! You are so crafty with the stamps and addresses.

  14. I love the post office! those stamps are too cute! :)

  15. Oh my goodness, that is so precious!! My kids are absolutely obsessed with mail. Fantastic idea! Thanks for linking!!


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