Little Pink Houses, For You and Me

How ironic is it that the '80s internet station that I am listening to is actually playing Pink Houses by John Cougar Mellencamp as I type this post? Totally bizarre!

Have I told you lately how much I love felt? It is my favorite!!! Can you tell that I haven't worked with felt in quite some time? I've been spending all of my time working on my HPKCHC projects, which are all crocheted. By the way, I am way behind on my large project, only 10% done, and am really unsure I can even finish it by the 30th of this month. I am still going to try, but I've decided to mix a few felt projects in between hooking. :)

A few months back, I came across the cutest felt tutorial by a crafter named Melissa and her blog, Checkout Girl. Yay for another crafty Melissa. Are all Melissa's crafty? I like to think so! Anyway, she has some of the coolest felt items I've ever seen, and was so nice to post a felt tutorial to go along with one of them. Her Little Pink House tutorial is so cute and really easy to complete. I just had to make one.

I made the first, of what I foresee to be many felt houses, for my best friend who bought her first house several months ago. Yes, I am way behind on many things this year.

I absolutely love the way it turned out! I used all felt scraps, a piece of white fabric, and an embroidery hoop. I think I still might add a little bow to the top to hide the screw.

Not only did it not require a lot of craft supplies, it was completely finished in less than 2 hours! What a great last minute gift for someone.


  1. Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial. I used to make something like this MANY years ago. It's funny how things seem to come back around again. These are particularly sweet!

    Did I tell you how much I love your new blog look? If so, I'm saying it again. If not...well, you know. I love the new header and your pink color is too pretty!

    Have a great day.

  2. That is totally adorable! And I love that you used up your scraps because I hate to throw away my felt scraps but then I'm always looking for something to make with them.

  3. It's very sweet -- and using scraps? Even better!