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.
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.
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.
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?