Yay! It’s finally my turn! I feel like I’ve been waiting all summer for this. If you aren’t aware, the wonderful Lizzy House asked me to be a 1001 Peeps Summer Camp Counselor this year. The second that Lizzy House asked me to be a part of it, I got so excited about what was possible with her amazing fabric. Lizzy’s fabric communicates wondrous stories that capture the imagination.
The 1001 Peeps fabric plunged me immediately into the magical world of Arabian Nights with jeweled princesses, powerful stallions and imposing genies . . . How great is fabric that sparks your imagination in such a way?!
For my project, I wanted to turn these characters into something three-dimensional. I wanted to create something that would allow my kids to play and dive into their own stories of magical Arabian Nights. Puppets and a playhouse seemed a natural progression.
And, believe me, my kids haven’t stopped telling stories since I gave them the go ahead to start playing with it at their will. The Peeps Playhouse has seriously engaged their attention and imaginations in a way I couldn’t have anticipated. Trust me, it is SO worth making! Campers, you really must do it.
The tutorial for the 1001 Peeps Playhouse is below, but before you get on with your making, check out some of Lizzy’s own stunning creations and patterns with her beautiful fabric. I love this quilt.
Her current book, 1001 Peeps: Five Magical Projects Book ($24), is a great value with four full quilt patterns, amazing instructions and a gorgeous crewel embroidery project, “As You Wish,” that I SO want to make. In fact, I have an illustration of this magical lamp that I give a little rub to everytime I go in to my studio – “as you wish” “as you wish” I love this idea of my dreams being granted. Love Lizzy House!