Having said yesterday that my posts tended to be written 'on the day' about very current making, today's post is a bit of an exception. It's a make that I finished right back at the beginning of the Summer holidays, as a birthday present for a little friend of Maria's. Only we didn't actually hand it over till last week, and I didn't want to post about it before it was properly gifted.
And now, since I wasn't organised enough to get the writing done at the time of making, I'm feeling more than a little hazy about the making process!
But it did start out being inspired by this make, here on Pinterest:
|A very cute doll's house bag, and the entire front wall drops down completely so you can play in the doll's house.|
And there is a tutorial for this over at UK lass in US, so you can go over and find instructions there. But I did change mine up a fair bit. First of all I wanted it a little bigger, the measurements in the tutorial do create quite a small bag. And secondly I decided to make more of a quilted version. In the tutorial the walls are given their rigidity with plastic canvas, but I thought I could make it strong enough with 3 layers of a quilt, and lots of stitching.
Here are a few pictures along the way, but since I think I'm likely to make another of these as part of my Christmas making, I'll maybe wait and try and explain it properly then - when I remember myself basically!
|The brown underside here is the exterior of the house, and it's folded around wool pieces which are the middle section of the quilt sandwich.|
|I added most of the detail, and things like the handle and ties at this stage, before adding the interior of the bag - ie the quilt backing.|
|Here it is with the inside now added, I used wool for the inside to try and give it extra strength and quilted quite a bit to help the strength too.|
|And here it is flipped over to show the exterior side.|
|You might be able to see what I mean about the front wall opening down, but not now lying flat here.|
|The back with a little bird button sewn on.|
|I don't think they're available any longer where we originally found them, but try a search on Amazon for 'wooden peg dolls' and a few options come up.|
|These bits and pieces could be used to make drawers or beds or tables, or in some other completely different way.|
And a little collection of buttons - possibly for decorations of some kind again, or who knows what else?