|The back is essentially open for playing in, like a doll house.|
|The house has a ladder made of applewood and felt that goes to the second story.|
This large project presented challenges and is the biggest felt item I have made. It was very complex to figure out from the beginning and took a lot of materials. I worked on over several weeks, sometimes stopping to think things through. It involves hand sewing, glueing and needle felting. It has layers applied on the outside and inside over a heavier felt base. It has different kinds of wool, silk and alpaca on it. Getting it to like like birch bark turned out to be more challenging than I expected! It took about 26 hrs. and $60 of materials. I think if I do something like this again, I will work at a smaller scale. This will be a tough act to follow though!!!