Toadstool House

April 10, 2013




I'm so proud of my first Toadstool House!  

Staying true to my Big Little philosphy, every little detail of my playhouse has been made from recycled and vintage materials and I'm so happy with how beautifully it turned out.  (Modest huh!)  

You can see my original design sketches and inspiration here.  I also added a few extra things like a handle to carry it around with and some Woodland Pixies to live inside :)


I used a recycled cream wool blanket to make the lovely tactile stem, with an old corduroy shirt for the toadstool cap.   Spots were felt off-cuts hand stitched on with lots of tiny little stitches and patience. 

Shirt, trousers and socks are the clothes of choice for Woodland Pixies, and they were fashioned from scraps of coloured felt.  I'm told they like to do their laundry each Tuesday...



A dear friend gifted me a bag of wool oddments - perfect for hand embroidering the little wildflowers in the garden, and of course my signature critter - this time a butterfly!  The wee window features a teeny tiny curtain, previously a blouse, with some vintage lace for trim.

Pixie's sofa inspired by a very cute one I found in a vintage sewing pattern for a tree-stump house.

Open close, open close - yes the front door is fully functional and constructed from a textured autumnal wool blanket. I carefully handmade the bias binding for the doorframe too.  A gifted vintage button with lovely rose detailing provided the perfect door handle.


I simply LOVED making this little Toadstool Playhouse and there is a little person I know who is itching to get her hands on it... she had to wait until after I took the pics just in case something went missing :)   Uh-Hmm.

Now I just need to decide - would I like to make more of these little cuties?

xx




31 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous. I love it. So clever with all the stunning details. And I love the use of reclaimed fabrics too. Cx

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    1. Thanks! I love using recycled bits and pieces :) Lx

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  2. VERY cute!! You are so flippin' creative!!

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  3. Amazing, and I love seeing your creative process too. Great detail.

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  4. This is fantastic!!! Just brilliant, so detailed and so so sweet. Jolly well done! Did it take you ages?

    Kate x Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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    1. Hi Kate, thanks! Yes, it did take me ages...a seriously a long time! If I made another I wouldn't have to unpick all the mistakes I made on this one though :) Worth it all when you see how much your little girl loves playing with it... Lx

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  5. I just love it - I wanted to peek inside and have a play x

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  6. That is just amazing. I love that there is even a cosy little chair inside. Perfect!

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  7. Definately! You should definately make more of these!
    They are perfectly adorable!

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  8. Absolutely adorable. I love the beautiful attention to detail. I'd like to invite you to link up your project at my link party. I know my readers would love to see your project. Thanks for the creative inspiration. http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-inspiration-board-link-party-97.html

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  9. Gorgeous, I would love to have a little play with this, let alone my kids!

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    1. Hi Bec, I have been known to have a little play in there too... I love making things for my children, but secretly I love playing with them just as much :) Lisa x

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  10. So cute......what a lot of time you have put into it, the detail is wonderful.
    Even as an adult I would love to play with this.....

    Claire :}

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  11. Hello Lisa! I loved meeting you on the weekend, you are a little bit fabulous! See you at Cat's crafty night soon xx

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  12. LOVED meeting you this weekend. Let me know if you would be interested in a collaboration!

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    1. Hi Jus, I would love to do something together with you. Drop me a line at thebiglittleshop@gmail.com so we can chat :)

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  13. WOW!!! INCREDIBLE!!! I am completely blown away!!!

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  14. Awww! That is just way too cute!! :O

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  15. Oh wow! that is so amazing!!
    Loved meeting you this weekend x

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  16. Hey Lisa, lovely to meet you in the weekend! That toadstool house is so cool!!! Have a nice week, Emma. :D

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  17. You know this is super dooper cute
    Can't wait to have you at Craft Night
    can you email me catalinascottage@me.com so I can add you to email list - please

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  18. Oh my gosh this is AMAZING! I am speechless.... so so clever!!

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  19. oh wow - it's totally amazingly gorgeous xxx sorry we didn't get to chat more this weekend - you are crazy talented!

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  20. So adorable. I just wanted to let you now that I featured your project on my new site DETAILS. DETAILS is the sister site to my main site "homework". On DETAILS I feature projects with those amazing details that make them extraordinary. http://carolynsdetails.blogspot.com/2013/04/details-recycled-vintage-materials.html

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    1. Hi Carolyn, Thanks for featuring my toadstool house! Lisa x

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  21. I dont know where all my comments have been disappearing to! But this is AMAZEBALLS! x

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE this....so adorable! What a lucky little girl and big girl who get to play with it :)

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