Who Lives in a House Like This?


By Judith on February 12, 2013
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I had an idea for a children’s workshop I hope to run next term, and after some market research (bribing asking the children who visit and live in my house!!) decided to go with these stuffed fabric houses.

Scented Fabric Houses Feb13

I first saw this idea here, but these original houses were only 4″ tall!!  Teeny! 

So I upscaled the pattern, changed a few bits, played around with designs etc. and came up with these ones.

Scented Fabric Houses Feb13

The square houses are approx. 7″ tall and the taller house is approx. 14″ including the hanging loop (can’t you just imagine a cute wee gnome living in the tall house!!).  I used a pair of old linen trousers for the background fabric, and scraps for the rest, so a low budget make!

I also added some essential oil to the toy stuffing so they will give any room a lovely aroma!  These could easily be made into pretty doorstops too, which I will no doubt have a go at before the workshop, because making these is addictive!

Scented Fabric Houses Feb13

What I’ve learned from teaching children is that they are far less inhibited creatively than adults, so I think the combination of raw edge applique, bondaweb, scraps & trims will make for a really fun day!

I can see a few of these making their way onto present lists too!

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As it is pancake day here in the UK, we will be having pancakes for tea (mmmm, banana, honey & crunchy peanut butter on mine!).  It is also my middle daughter’s 14th birthday today, so pancakes will be followed by birthday cake and present opening! 

Hope you have a great Shrove Tuesday!  Jxo