Kids are drawn to this playhouse and can spend hours inside at the kid-sized kitchen "making dinner." They love peeking through the windows and hiding in a space just their size. I can see the playhouse from my kitchen window. For me, it's the ultimate yard ornament and it makes me happy every day.
The plans for this playhouse cost $15 on the internet. They were mostly complete, but missed a few key points that we had to compensate for. I suppose that's pretty standard.
Before we even started building, we took a trip to Earthwise Salvage in Seattle to find a few things that would give the otherwise basic house, some character. We ended up with incredible, hand-carved pillars, the antique peep-hole and the stained-glass window.
I'm a lazy quilter.
I use the most simple pattern I can get away with, I try to use fabric I have collected and I don't want to spend much time behind the sewing machine.
In the 8th month of my last pregnancy, I was as focused as only a nesting mother can be, on making a baby quilt.
Unlike my past lazy quilts with wonky stitching, this quilt turned out perfectly. The corners matched up! The fabric was all chosen for a specific reason and I love how bright and cheery it turned out. As I say when I'm gardening, I'm more surprised when something turns out well, than when it doesn't; and I'm an optimist!
I make stuff and put it in my house, on my kids or out in the garden. Here are some of my projects.