Monday, December 29, 2014

A playhouse for the girls

My biggest Christmas project was a playhouse for my girls. I've been wanting to make them a playhouse for a while, but didn't want to do the traditional card table variety you see all over Pinterest. My husband and I are both quite tall, and so are our girls, so I wanted something to last a little longer. I also wanted something I could sit in without breaking my back!

Sorry this one got blown out on the right side; I guess my window gives more light than I think it does!

I had seen several pins about PVC frame playhouses, and thought that was the way to go, but wasn't thrilled with any of the designs I saw until I found one on Etsy. Now, I'm not linking to the one I found on Etsy because I feel like it was overpriced and not very good. If you really want it, leave a comment or email me and I'll get you the information. The PVC frame pattern was excellent, but following the sewing pattern was terribly difficult. I felt so lucky to have friends with more sewing experience than I have to help me; otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to finish it!

The mailbox has a slot so they can deliver mail to each other; I knew I really wanted a mail box because my almost-five year old is pretty into mail. She's made her own "mail boxes" and delivers notes under our bedroom door at night. It was a must! :-)

I really loved the way the pennants turned out!

I spent a good two months working on it, and I'm so happy with the results. I made some improvements, the best of which was adding velcro to flaps around the door to hold the house in place around the frame. This made it so much easier to attach the back panel during assembly!

My girls love it, and I have to admit, it's very open and airy inside. It's easy for me to sit in there with my girls reading books or doing puzzles. I hope it becomes a cherished toy.


  1. Oh my goodness! I would totally live here!!!

  2. This came out really amazing, you should be proud! Your girls are lucky to have such a crafty mama.