Wednesday, June 18, 2014

PC Barbie House

I only need to sew the front door in place and my daughter's bottom hallway to her plastic canvas dollhouse will be complete. I have had a blast making this for her. Each time she sees a new section complete her excitement is contagious. I want to start the kitchen next but I think I will make the foundation (again, last one was crushed during our move) that way when I do get the kitchen done maybe she can play with the first floor while I make the rest. I say maybe because I am seriously considering giving the complete house it to her either in her birthday or Christmas. We shall see if I can hold out that long. 
That is the front of the house where the door will be seen to cover the back of my stitching.
And that is Elora's favorite part, the stairs. It is amazing how sturdy this feels once it is all sewn together. You can see the  pattern book under this with it's pages all a mess. I haven't been rough with the book but all the pages I have finished have fallen out. The rest of the book is still held together. I did buy it used and the glue felt a bit brittle so I think that has more to do with it than me being destructive.

In a way I feel guilty about this project. My son watches me working on this, knowing it is for his sister. He oohs and ahs along with her over each new part and is excited to see it come together. The guilt part comes in that I have nothing to make him. When this is finished and I give it to her I would like to have something I can give to him that I made just for him. Any suggestions out there? I thought maybe a plastic canvas car carry case but I can't seem to find a pattern for one that I like and think he'd like. The one I did find hangs on the wall but I want one he can carry around with him. Or maybe something not plastic canvas, I'm not sure.


  1. I dont know, Boys are so hard to make things for..have you tried looking on pintrest?

  2. No, I haven't. I'll have to look there.

  3. I know this is going to date me, but when I was a boy, my grandma helped me make a tent and a sleeping bag for my G.I. Joe. I LOVED those so much! Unfortunately, I left my camp set up outside and my hateful brother ran the lawnmower over it.

  4. Oops, I forgot to mention how lovely the Barbie project is turning out!

  5. Lol, thanks John. My oldest brother love GI Joe. Had a ton of them. My son is more into Bakugan, Pokemon and BeyBlades right now . Makes it tough to come up with stuff for him.