Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My "secret" treehouse project

Study is all over for another year so as promised here are a couple of  preview photos of  my  "secret" project - a mini treehouse for my grandson to play with when he comes over. 

I hope he's going to like it!  He's a young man (not yet 3) with very strong opinions about what he does and doesn't like. I can't imagine where he gets that from, although there have been a few suggestions ;)


Come on in


and take a seat


The main idea is to make it strong and simple, appropriate for a child's play, but with enough character to satisfy me at least a little.  I have some little wood and pipe cleaner people, and a few 'woodland' creatures to live in and around it.  I hope it will stimulate some imaginative play. 

There's still a lot of work to do yet though so I'd better get back to the "workshop"!   

34 comments:

Claudia said...

I love this idea, Norma. I have a feeling your grandson will just love playing with it. Now you have more time for minis!

xo
Claudia

lamina @ do a bit said...

I just love it and I'm sure you grandson is going to totally love it too!!!

xxx Lamina - your grandsons mummy :D

Susan said...

Your 'little man' is going to love playing with his very own miniature cubby house! Awesome job mate.

Catherine said...

I know he is going to love it! It will inspire his imagination and provide many hours of enjoyment.I want to make little felt people to go in it. LOL ;-)

Annie said...

What a great idea Norma... I´m sure your grandson will love it. *Wispering a secret* I´m going to be a grandmother too in april :0)))

Now that studies are off, I assume you´re going to make a h.... of a lot of mini-ing. I would love to see some of your ideas for the bookstore :0)

isabelle said...

Qui n'a pas révé d'avoir une jolie petite maison pour mettre en scène son imagination. Votre petit fils a beaucoup de chance!!!!
Isabelle

Chelle said...

Great, and so much better than the shop bought ones. Who knows you may inspire a miniaturist of the future.

Catherine / Mooghiscath said...

Très bonne idée pour stimuler l'imagination d'un enfant !

PAKY said...

Is a great idea Norma! I love it! Your grandson will be surprised! hugs

debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

looking forward to seeing the finished mini, knowing you it will be fantastic debbie x

anna said...

I am sure he will love it!! What a sweet idea !

cockerina said...

good job! I like guys with clear ideas ... ha ha!

Karin said...

Wat een leuk project!, daar zal je kleinzoon vast heel blij mee zijn!

Groetjes, Karin.

Rosethé said...

une petite maison très originale, un petit "nid" douillet.

Flora said...

A lovely little project :-)

Zuzu said...

Love it! What is it made from? Paper Mache? Plaster? Can't wait to read/see more!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Fabiola said...

I love this little project.
Bye Faby

The Old Maid said...

Great idea! I can't wait to see more of your project!:)

rosanna said...

Norma, it's so fun and boyish, he is going to love it.

Lucille said...

Such a charming little place, Norma. Your little grandson will have such fond memories of you!

Eliana said...

The house is getting amazing! It is certain that he will love.
Hugs

Janice said...

So much fun both for you and your grandson for many years.
It seems like you are ready to get back to all your old projects.
Have really enjoyed seeing your beautiful country during the world cup. Plus well deserved victory!!

Lady Jane said...

This is so cute. I wish I could scale myself down and sit awhile. Cheers, LJ

Mona said...

Great idea Norma. My grandson will be 2 year on christmas Eve, so now I concentrate on making houses for my youngest niece and then for a little bonus granddaughter.
Mona

Elisabeth said...

Clever you Norma. I'm new here via bits and bob's blog. I write rather than use my hands to create but I admire your work so much. I'd love to be able to create such a home for my grandsons.

Cinderella Moments said...

This is such a cute idea! It will look so precious!
I'm so glad you gave me a link to another shop that sells these. I always worry that the shop I use will stop carrying them. It's good to have multiple sources.
I can't wait to see how you finish the tree house.
hugs,
Caroline

Josje said...

Great to have some time for miniatures and other things! What a lovely project you are making for your grandson. Maybe he can 'help' with the building of it so he gets what he wants, like when you're building your real house ;)

Irene said...

That's perfect for a small person!

cockerina said...

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you want to participate? Come read my blog, thanks!
kisses from Italy!
Caterina

Monica Roberts said...

How could he not 'love' his own private little treehouse with wee creatures to push around and scurry about. What a wonderfully clever grandma you are to make something so charming for a grandson. He'll be sure to need a couple of extra toads, and a hedgehog ... a shovel & pail would be handy as well, to help dig up the surrounding forest whilst looking for interesting bugs, frogchairs (my girl's adaptation of toadstools) and such!
Wonderful idea my friend!

Sans! said...

Ooooh LOVE!

I have always wanted to build a tree house.

Ann Marie said...

oh my goodness! this is incredible!

Carey said...

This is just so great, Norma. I love the windows and door, you made them fit perfectly. Can't wait to see more.

Flor said...

¡Feliz cumpleaños Norma!!!!!
Un abrazo enorme y lleno de cariño♥
Flor