Staci asked that I make the "card table" playhouse to fit their dining room table instead as they didn't want to get a card table. It is no problem to sew this house to whatever dimensions work for you. If the children are playing with it and it is lunch time, they can just eat inside the house!
This is the front door along with the mail box. They can put cards and letters in this mailbox. This is a great idea to teach children how to address a letter in a proper way. I guess most children just facebook or twitter or text anymore but it is so fun to get mail the old-fashioned way!! Hint hint - Nana loves letters from her grandbabies!
And because I didn't want to sew a "girl" play house AND a "boy" playhouse (although some wonderful grandmas would do such a thing), I incorporated fun stuff for both boys and girls in one. Here is the fire engine I shared on my earlier blog.
I sewed a "fire" that can be pinned on anywhere you want on the house. Someday Elijah will enjoy putting out that fire! When his daddy was little, he would use the hose from the vacuum and pretend to put out fires!
And the fireman can come rescue the kitty out of the tree. The kitty and all the apples are removable. I used sticky velcro but I sewed them on as well so that they would not come off in the future after many apple pickings and kitten rescues. You can put the kitty higher in the tree too by switching out an apple with the kitten. The apples can be placed in the basket. The kitty is stuffed just a little and has a bell around it's neck.
Here is the window panel. I sewed curtains for inside the house. I have seen some playhouses where they actually line the inside and sew a fireplace and kitchen inside the house. That would be pretty cool but a lot of more hours of work! I do admit it was so fun to sew!!