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« on: October 10, 2018 07:15:36 PM »

For Christmas this year, I’ve decided to go all “handmade” for my family members- especially for my niece (whose birthday is two weeks beforehand). When doing the Google to try to think of some ideas of what to make, I stumbled across a plastic canvas castle (http://www.craftdrawer.com/2015/12/how-to-make-plastic-canvas-jewelry-box.html?m=1), which became my inspiration.

I was lucky enough to find the plastic canvas at a local craft store (hello, 90s!) and set to work drafting my own pattern. Approximately 80 hours later (or three seasons of TVD and half of a season of The Originals), here we are! I didn’t have any experience with plastic canvas, aside from a few rather failed attempts as a child.

I’m quite happy with how it turned out, but wish I had made more supports in the roof portion beforehand (rather than figuring it out at the very end). And now I kind of want to keep it for myself- but seeing as she’s so cute, I’ll make my own at another time (Hogwarts, anyone?). I also painted her a few peg dolls and found the perfectly petite little wood furniture to also finish. I finished the inside with felt, to help hide some of the stitches.

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018 08:05:02 PM »

Oh my word, that is fantastic! And I know for a fact just how much work it took to make such a thing. You are amazing, bravo!
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018 05:08:57 AM »

Hi!  I remember seeing your name around these parts awhile ago!   Grin  *waves*

This castle is brilliant!  I hope it gets passed down from generation to generation of children.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018 05:43:49 AM »

I'm a grown behind woman and I would totally play with that!
Holy crap on a cracker you did a fabulous job drafting your own pattern and executing it
And Hogwarts would be amazing!  Thanks for sharing with us!
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018 06:39:42 AM »

Wow, wow, and a thousand times wow! This is the perfect little castle and royal family. You have one lucky niece there!
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018 11:32:08 AM »

So beautiful!  Well done.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018 11:43:39 AM »

Woah. I can see all the work that went into it. Impressive
 And the colors are very current.

Also, it opens!! I appreciate how you covered the inside walls with fabric. That added a lot more work, but really finishes it well!


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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018 08:05:16 AM »

Who knew plastic canvas could make such a nice castle?
Lovely job!
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018 10:11:51 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2018 06:32:51 AM »

This is adorable! You have a very lucky little niece.
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