I've been sewing fun stuff for a couple of decades, and making up stories about imaginary people even longer! My love of both came together this year with my debut novel, "Trinka and the ...
I've been sewing fun stuff for a couple of decades, and making up stories about imaginary people even longer! My love of both came together this year with my debut novel, "Trinka and the Thousand Talismans," a fantasy stuffed with colorful creatures.
My two sweet kids keep me busy these days, but I do like to put up more patterns for sewing when I get a chance. May they get your creative juices flowing!
"Quilted Dollhouses" are real, three-dimensional dollhouses made entirely from fabric and batting. They're fun to play with, and also portable and lightweight, making them easy to carry to a friend's house, or mail to a loved one across the country.
Quilted Dollhouses includes patterns and instructions for:
- a basic dollhouse
- bay windows
- dormer windows
- a chimney and fireplace
- front or side porches
- an optional back wall and carrying handle
- a barn or double-house
- a Victorian house with a turret
- a shoebox style dollhouse (the roof flips over to become the backyard)
- furniture (living room, bedroom, kitchen... even a quilted toilet!)
- simple felt dolls and clothes
- decorations for a bunny house (with carrot furniture)
- decorations for a gingerbread house (and candy furniture)
- and more!
With 25 pages of patterns, the possibilities for colors, patterns, and decorations are almost endless. You can make any of the houses shown in these instructions, or you can mix and match styles (a Victorian gingerbread house, perhaps?), embellish them using your favorite techniques, and add your own ideas. Keep it simple, or add as much detail as you'd like. Although quilted dollhouses do take some time to sew, they require only basic to intermediate sewing skills. You can do all of the quilting on a regular sewing machine, if you wish, but you'll need to hand sew to assemble the dollhouse.