I finally got to the craft store to pick up the yards and yards of felt I need for all of E's Christmas presents. Can I just say right now that I LOVE felt? Especially wool felt, but even the Eco-recycled stuff is good. No finishing seams or hemming, no applique, and it stands up to play pretty darn well. I've been working for the past two naptimes on E's card table playhouse. I am discovering that our card table is pretty much on the tiny side - but I still think it's going to work out OK. I am pretty much done with the front side.
There is the obvious, um, a door to get in and out, a plant (stuffed, and I plan to make flowers she can stick on it as well), and a mail box (the door opens and she will be able to drop mail into the house through the slot). I also sewed a few "bricks" on there for ambiance. All that is left is the edging for the top and to back it. Not too bad for a couple hours work!
Other sides of the house will be a garden with an apple tree, a birdhouse, and at least one window. Gotta have some light and air in that house, ya know?