Am I the only one who has craft fantasies? Not so much while I’m crafting, but after the craft has been made. I know, it’s weird, right? I noticed it after the crayon wallets were made, and the fantasy went something like this… We’re seated at a restaurant waiting for our food, and Emily pulls out her crayon wallet and happily begins to doodle. There’s a woman seated across the room and she catches a glimpse of the crayon wallet, does a double-take, and then makes her way over to our table to say that she doesn’t mean to sound like a stalker, but could I please tell her where we bought such an awesome crayon wallet? “Oh, I’m sorry, woman-from-across-the-room, but I made this wallet, and it’s not available in stores everywhere.” At which point, she says something like “I work for [insert craft publishing company here], perhaps you’d be interested in writing a book for us?”
Tutorial — Princess and the Pea Playset
October 13, 2009 by
Ahhhh, wouldn’t that be fun?
Well, can you imagine the fantasy going through my head after making this Princess and the Pea Playset??
We were inspired by this old post on SouleMama. Mark, Emily and I all worked on this together, and it was so much fun to make! It’s a present for one of the birthday parties Emily has coming up… and she is super-excited to give it to her little friend. While we were working on it, I kept fantasizing about this girl finding the playset years later and passing it along to her daughter or granddaughter…….. Well, I can dream, can’t I???
Emily picked out all the pretty fabric for the mattresses from our stash, and we used a 3″ x 5″ index card for the pattern. With two pieces of fabric cut, I placed them right sides together and stitched along the edges as shown below. I left an opening for turning the mattress right side out.
Next, turn the mattress right side out and gently poke out the corners with a chopstick or knitting needle.
I used some of our felted sweater to stuff the insides of the mattresses. Also, I should note that Mark helped stuff many of the mattresses. Isn’t he the best husband ever?
Fold the seam near the opening to top stitch it closed.
Top stitch around the entire mattress again and be sure to close the opening.
Emily trimmed the excess threads.
The pea was made from fabric.
The doll was made by Mark using a miniature version of his napkin doll technique. She is sleeping on one side and awake on the other.
Now… time to play!