Dolls House Quiet Book Sew Along – Day 4 GIVEAWAY
Welcome to the Dolls House Quiet Book Sew Along – Day 4 GIVEAWAY. We’re moving on to the inside of the Dolls House today. Yesterday, I promised more ideas and room alternatives. So, let’s make good on that promise, shall we? Here we go!
Let’s start with a reading nook….
Use the Tent to Make a Reading Nook
Who doesn’t love a cozy, little reading nook? This was totally easy to achieve, too. The tent, itself is the same. No changes there. All I did was omit the sleeping bag and replace it with some cute and cozy pillows (I used the Button Flower pattern pieces for these) and a few good books.
No pattern piece needed for the books. I simply fussy cut around smaller images in the shape of a rectangle. Then, used clever stitching to make them look like books. And, DONE!
Same thing with the bunting. No pattern piece. Just cut out some triangles from fabric scraps, and ‘connected’ them with a scrap of lace (ribbon would work, too!) Now, THAT is some awesome scrap busting! 😀
Oh! And, check out that window! I added a touch of whimsy to her reading nook window, using (you guessed it) more fussy cutting. Is she cute, or what?!
Ok, let’s move on the next room….
The Dolls House Quiet Book doesn’t actually come with a kitchen option. But, that’s not to say you can’t make one!
I used the sleeping bag pattern piece to make the fridge, and simply stitched the doors and handles. Kinda has a cool, retro vibe. Don’t you think?
Next, I used the nightstand pattern piece to make a kitchen sideboard. Just cut the nightstand on the fold, and got a little creative with the stitching. I created the illusion of pots and pans (among other kitchen necessities) by essentially ‘drawing’ them in with my sewing machine. They’re certainly not perfect! Lol! They look like a kid drew them. But, hey…It adds to the charming appeal of this quiet book (that’s what I’m telling myself, anyway) 😉
The addition of these cute little country curtains adds a sort of ‘surprise’ element for your child. “What’s behind the curtain?” Then, I used a bar tack stitch to ‘draw’ in a kitchen faucet.
Don’t Forget to Share:
Feel free to share in-progress pics and ask/answer questions in the FB Group. The more merrier! But of course, once you’ve finished your Dollhouse, tag your pics with the hashtag #quietbooksal for more chances to win. 😀
- Rebecca Page PDF Pattern Group on Facebook. This is a great place to share ALL of your Rebecca page makes. As well as ask questions and receive/offer support in sticky sewing situations.
- Use hashtag #quietbooksal when posting your pics for your chance to win!
If you were inspired by any of these fun ideas, be sure to ‘Pin’ it so you can always come back to it!
And, now for the part you’ve waiting for….
This is the first day for you to enter to win a FREE PATTERN from Rebecca-Page! Enter through the Rafflecopter link, below. Good luck!
See you tomorrow!