So as yet another nesting activity I've joined a sew-along group at Fireflies and Jellybeans. I've seen these adorable houses online but never had the daring to take on building one myself but this blog gave me just the little extra push I needed to make it happen. You'll notice that I added a button on the left here to say that I'm a part of it. Now, I'm not sure it was quite the best idea to start such a project less than two weeks before our new addition is scheduled to arrive but HEY... Zach is gonna need some fun stuff.
The concept is that this little house will be all sewn together and floppy and then you just throw it over a card table and WA-LA the perfect playhouse.
I've already cut out the walls and the roof and now, following the guidance from F&J I am working on each wall. This last week was the front. I'm not a very good planner and I am TERRIBLE at visualizing how things will turn out so I cut out mock pieces so I could see how they would all fit together.Then I adjusted them a bit and cut them out. I made the mailbox to look like Mailbox on Blue's Clues since that's the rage at out house right now. I plan on making it so that we can fit mail into it but I need YOUR help! Does anybody know how I could maybe make the little flag on the mailbox so that it can be twisted up or down? I thought that would be really cut but I'm just not sure how to pull it off.
I'm also not sure if I love the little brown roof piece over the door. It's supposed to tie it in with the brown roof but I'm not sure. I'm also planning on making this entire front panel with velcro on the edges instead of sewing it closed. That way we can open it up more and maybe I can even fit in for a party or something.
The next assignment comes out tomorrow so I'd better hurry to get this finished up quick! (Not to mention other stuff that could be happening any day.) Seriously though, I could really use some advice on the mailbox thing. HELP!