Wednesday, February 9, 2011

calico critter house

This little house was made shortly after Christmas for Scarlet's birthday.

My parents gave S the calico critters bunny doll family for Christmas and she immediately loved them. They are tiny and easy to carry and animals really appeal to my daughter.
I was reminded by a contact on flickr (who also made a similar house) of this tutorial and thought I'd give it a try. I didn't know how much fun it would be making it but, I really enjoyed every step and it wasn't too hard at all.

I used a pale feather grey linen for the outside and a tiny rosebud floral and polka dot on the inside. The windows are made of cotton and wool felt and the door is wool felt. Those details were appliqued on at the end. The little fabric accessories just lie on top and can be moved around. There is a green lawn, a flower patch, a pond and bridge, a floral circle 'rug' for circle time, indoor windows and a lesson board (the alphabet). Tiny buttons and hair elastics hold it closed and with the handle it is easy to tote around or bring on a car trip.

I had to add a little typewritten label to the back.
For her birthday she also received the caramel cats family, two babies, a see-saw and swing from Aunt Jane and family.


Denise said...

I love it. We were big critter fans in this house.

Erica said...

This is adorable! My middle daughter adores Calico Critters, too. What a lovely gift!

hila said...

oh that's so cute! and I bet your daughter will appreciate it more than a store-bought present. How sweet.

Dacia said...

Ack! That is so cute. I loved those little animals when I was little.