Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Storming the Castle

I leave my pillow on the couch for two minutes, and this is what I find when I come back...
Sneaky, sneaky pug.

Once again I started a project that I was not intending to start...
At moments like this I always feel as though I where a gold fish...*head slamming against desk*
At Costco right now they have all the toys up for the upcoming onslaught of buy, buy, buy, AKA, Christmas.
I saw that they had a wooden, Castle, doll house. hmmmm..
 "what if I where to do that out of felt?"
And that is where it started.

The thing I love about being older,
 is that I can now make all the things I wanted to make when I was younger but I did not have the experience or patience.
Deciding on what to make the castle out of seem to be the easiest part. Felt, plastic canvas, and DMC.
The great thing about plastic canvas is that you can get it in circles as well...for what? you maybe asking,

Gray felt
three 6'' circ.
MENY sheets of plastic canvas.
a large amount of DMC.
that was my shopping list.

Starting with the turret first.
Most of the pics are pretty self explanatory if you ask me.
 But if you have questions. just let me know.

After finishing the floor's. I started on the outer wall of the turret.
same basic process

It took about two days to finish the top stitching.
once that was done, I sewed the bottom floor first then middle, and last, top.

And yes I do know that it is crooked. It has nothing to support the weight. I am hoping that when I get the walls on it will help.
I haven't gotten any more done on it, partially because after cutting out the floor's for the outer walls I ran out of plastic canvas, plus I have many other projects that NEED to be DONE by a certain date.this can wait.

I hope that this helps you if you are trying to make a felt castle! just remember-
take your time
have fun with it
and think of all the fun times ahead playing with it!
Happy Castle-ing