Toadstool House Sketches

April 03, 2013

Making a little play-house had been on my mind for over a year, and whilst unpacking boxes into my new studio (almost 6 months ago) I came across the original sketches for my "Toadstool Playhouse"  drawn quite some time before that!

My vision was to have a fabric toadstool house, with a little clothes line, pretty window, a bell above the door and perhaps a tiny lounge suite for it's woodland occupants living there.

These beautiful illustrations from one of my favourite childhood storybooks - Nicky and his Forest Friends were definitely an inspiration :)

Stay tuned, for pics of my completed Toadstool Playhouse coming soon!



  1. Omg this sounds fantastic, cant wait to see it!

  2. I have a toadstool night light that I've had ever since I was a little girl, it lives in my daughter's room now. When you turn the light on you see inside that a little family of rabbits live together with arm chairs and a grandfather clock. I have always ALWAYS wanted a toadstool play house because of this. I cannot wait to see this!

    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

  3. Anonymous3:04 PM

    this brought a smile to my face. what a great idea! ive been delving into childrens books lately because they make me happy. good luck to you :)


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