12.02.2012

Card Table Playhouse

Every year while I am working on handmade Christmas gifts, I run into the conundrum of wanting to post all about…but knowing the recipients read the blog and could ruin the surprise.  On the other hand, posting about handmade gifts in January is no fun either.

Luckily this gift is going to someone who does not read my blog.

Because he can’t read.

card table plyayhouse

A card table playhouse for the little man.  With windows and doors and a mailbox that will include a letter from Santa.  Or he just may like opening and closing the mailbox flap 436 times.  I am going with that.

card table plyayhouse

And the best part?  When he (or his mommy) gets tired of it, it folds up in a small little bundle and you are left with a card table.  Which collapses as well.

I used a pattern from Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio which was fabulous as I could have never come up with it myself.  She has lots of other patterns as well which are in my to-do file. All the fabric is Kona solids.

I used the number of our previous house for a bit of nostalgia, which in retrospect will probably confuse him for years.  Oh well.

card table plyayhouse

It still needs a good iron and to get out of my disaster of a sewing room (there are other gifts being made you know), but that will have to wait until Christmas morning so he does not ruin the surprise.  I am planning on putting a big Lexus-esque bow on it.

I hope he loves it and spends many hours playing with it.  Since I spent many hours making it.  I am hoping it his favorite toy until he is…oh 15??  Would that be weird?

I am linking up today with The Dare to DIY party hosted by 4 great blogs-Newlywoodwards, D├ęcor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, and Two Twenty One.  Go check out other handmade goodies!

16 comments:

  1. Your are so stinking talents. I love this. Enough so that I almost want a kid only to have a reason to have this cute house. And the fact that it folds away neatly makes my OCD heart happy. Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!

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  2. This is awesome!
    I'm visiting fron NewlyWoodwards Dare to DIY and I have to say that I am totally contemplating this for my Bitsy's birthday or next years Christmas present! How much fun is this!!!

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  3. OHMYGOODNESS, this is such an amazing gift. I totally love it and think you may win for best momma ever!

    I also adore the fact that it goes over a card table, so it can easily be stored away. Clutter is my enemy.

    Thank you so much for sharing this and for linking up to Dare to DIY! You always have the best projects!

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  4. Dude, this is AMAZING. It looks gorgeous, and I bet he will LOVE it. I wonder if I'll have time to make one before Christmas? I'm sure my little boy would love one, too. Thanks for the inspiration! Awesome gift!

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  5. This is so adorable Jenny! He is going to LOVE it for years. At 4 and 6 mine still like the visit the playhouse at Harper's. :)

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  6. His is so adorable! Even better looking than some of the store-bought houses! Great job and I'm sure a lot of fun ties will mated under this table!

    Linking back from dare to DIY

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  7. That is so cute. That brings back great memories of things my mom did for us. Need to save this for when I have my own.

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  8. This is AMAZING! Whoa. I was just thinking to myself that Lilly might like a teepee or playhouse, and I'd seen a few online before, but yours is absolutely the cutest. I am inspired (to copy you totally and completely).

    Amazing. AMAZING!

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  9. Wow! You must have spent forever making this! It is precious. I love all the little details! I'm sure he is going to love it and play with it for hours. You'll probably even get a few of those hours to yourself sipping coffee and relaxing...it can happen. Amazing job!

    Amber @ Wills Casa

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  10. Fabulous! My kids would love this. What an inspiration!
    Jessica @ A Humble Creation

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  11. This is such a great idea!!! Nell asked for a crawl through house from Santa this year, and now Santa's helper is wishing she'd held off 'til she saw this because this you can fold up and put away!!!

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  12. This is awesome! I'm debating between something like this or a handmade sandbox for my toddlers birthday - it's in March (I should get started now, I"m a slow sewer).

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  13. Such a neat idea! I love how you can put it away when everyone gets tired of it.

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  14. Love this Jenny! Such a fun idea. :)

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  15. Love, love, LOVE this! I'm so going to do this. Maybe not right now or before the Christmas holiday, but I'm going to do it. You're so inspirational! Keep it up!

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