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?