ThePlayhouseKid

Card Table Playhouses, Teepees, Sewing Patterns

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin · 6639 Sales

ThePlayhouseKid

Card Table Playhouses, Teepees, Sewing Patterns

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 6639 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1356)

Shop owner

Julie

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Announcement   Card Table Playhouses and Imaginative Play Toys, handmade with love in the USA with materials made in the USA only! Please see individual listings for current construction times. Need something quickly for a special occasion? Please contact me for details on rush orders.

Ready to ship teepees can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TipTopTeepeeShop

Visit my website: www.ThePlayhouseKid.com

Click this link to go back to my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ThePlayhouseKid

All patterns are available as INSTANT DOWNLOADS after purchase so there is NO waiting! Pay and print!

Like my Facebook page for special promotions and new products and patterns!

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If you would like to make your own version of my award winning card table playhouses, buy my Card Table Playhouse Pattern! This pattern will teach you how to make the popular Little Red Playhouse that was seen on the Today Show and featured in Simplicity Pattern Catalogs! I will help you every step of the way through emails or Etsy conversations. I am dedicated to helping sewers of every ability level create their own playhouses!

Yes! I do create, draw, trace and cut each piece of these playhouses by hand! No pre-made die cuts, no store bought appliques, these playhouses are truly handmade from start to finish. I design each wall panel, then trace all the applique pieces and cut them out with my trusty scissors. It's my favorite part of making playhouses! Tracing and cutting the pieces, then assembling them all together like a great big puzzle.

These are the original Etsy Card Table Playhouses, lovingly handmade to be heirloom toys. They are even more adorable in person! Read the rave reviews in my feedback! Remember, my playhouses can be made to fit ANY table~~not all card tables are the same size! They will also fit your table perfectly, with no sagging or drooping. No wrinkly cotton playhouses here! Pack them up and put them away, and when you take them out again, they look great! Don't settle for anything less than these award winning playhouses! As always, all items used in my playhouses and toys are certified completely child safe for all ages, and are made with eco friendly, high quality felt. Made with love for our planet with felt that is produced from 100% post consumer plastic bottles, manufactured in the USA!

© 2017

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 8, 2018

Card Table Playhouses and Imaginative Play Toys, handmade with love in the USA with materials made in the USA only! Please see individual listings for current construction times. Need something quickly for a special occasion? Please contact me for details on rush orders.

Ready to ship teepees can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TipTopTeepeeShop

Visit my website: www.ThePlayhouseKid.com

Click this link to go back to my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ThePlayhouseKid

All patterns are available as INSTANT DOWNLOADS after purchase so there is NO waiting! Pay and print!

Like my Facebook page for special promotions and new products and patterns!

*************************************************************************************************

If you would like to make your own version of my award winning card table playhouses, buy my Card Table Playhouse Pattern! This pattern will teach you how to make the popular Little Red Playhouse that was seen on the Today Show and featured in Simplicity Pattern Catalogs! I will help you every step of the way through emails or Etsy conversations. I am dedicated to helping sewers of every ability level create their own playhouses!

Yes! I do create, draw, trace and cut each piece of these playhouses by hand! No pre-made die cuts, no store bought appliques, these playhouses are truly handmade from start to finish. I design each wall panel, then trace all the applique pieces and cut them out with my trusty scissors. It's my favorite part of making playhouses! Tracing and cutting the pieces, then assembling them all together like a great big puzzle.

These are the original Etsy Card Table Playhouses, lovingly handmade to be heirloom toys. They are even more adorable in person! Read the rave reviews in my feedback! Remember, my playhouses can be made to fit ANY table~~not all card tables are the same size! They will also fit your table perfectly, with no sagging or drooping. No wrinkly cotton playhouses here! Pack them up and put them away, and when you take them out again, they look great! Don't settle for anything less than these award winning playhouses! As always, all items used in my playhouses and toys are certified completely child safe for all ages, and are made with eco friendly, high quality felt. Made with love for our planet with felt that is produced from 100% post consumer plastic bottles, manufactured in the USA!

© 2017

Julie

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5 out of 5 stars
(1356)
Connie Cherry

Connie Cherry on Feb 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Ordered this for my 2 year old Granddaughter. She LOVES it! Plays in it all the time! The pictures on the website don't do it justice. It is so adorable and well made. It arrived when promised! I talked with Julie a couple of times and she was so helpful. I would recommend The Playhouse Kid tents to anyone looking for a top of the line card table tent. I will use them when I need another tent for the boys!! Thanks for a great product. Connie

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Updates

A pile of Pirate Maps in progress! Tomorrow, they will be on their way to a great new children's bookstore in Georgia!
Working with my testers on a new pattern today! The Farm Stand Pattern will be in this shop very soon!
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About

At The Playhouse Kid, we are Saving Play, One Imagination At A Time™!!

Something magical happens when a child sees a playhouse. Their eyes light up and their smiles appear! "Wow, look at that cool little house". You can almost see their imaginations come to life.

"Let's play house! You be the mom, I'll be the Dad!" "Let's play castle! You be the princess, I'll be the prince!" Sound familiar? If you have children, you probably hear these things all the time. These conversations are among the happiest memories I have of my kids!

Children are naturally drawn to the magical art of make believe. But, did you know it's more than just fun? Creating a make believe space, playing dress up, and reenacting stories can play key roles in child development. My playhouses and toys encourage your child to dream and imagine and grow through play.

When I was 8 years old, I made a hideous tie for my dad and he wore it to work the next day. Making that tie sparked my love of sewing, and it has never died. Years later, I inherited a sewing machine, and that was that! Lots of practice, trial and error, an enormous fascination with machine applique, and here I am. I have sewn for fun since I was a child. I have also sewn for profit for over 25 years, making apparel, quilts, doll clothes and more.

When my nieces were young (nearly 15 years ago!), I designed and created my popular Little Red Playhouse that was recently featured on the Today Show. I immediately fell in love with making these little houses and, for many years, sold them successfully at fine arts and craft fairs. Four years ago, as an "older" mom, I pulled out all my playhouse patterns and started sewing them again. My sister, Jill, encouraged me to start selling them online. Now, my beloved hobby is my full time job. I am at home every day, creating a world filled with wonder for my kids and for your kids.

The Playhouse Kid (previously, My First Playhouse) has been featured, among others, on the Today Show, Babble, Canadian Family Magazine, Simplicity Pattern Catalogs, Fashion Fusion Magazine as well countless blogs.

I am honored that Etsy plays such a big part in my business, and I am so happy to share my love of imaginative play with all of you. Stay tuned, there are BIG things happening for my little shop, and I am anxious to share them with you!

In order to continue making and selling these playhouses, I have hired an outstanding local seamstress (JL) to help me a few hours a week with the sewing, and another helper who assists me with the teepee cutting (WH). We work together in my studio and their work is under my direct supervision at all times. The loving handmade nature of these playhouses is my number one priority and, together, we sew magical childhood memories!!

Shop members

  • Julie

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Creativity and color! That is what I am all about. The good looking guy next to me is my husband, under a swim noodle rainbow on our wedding day. (Long story!) We're a great team, and my business and life would be nothing without him.

  • Katie and Billy

    My Own Kids, And My Best Inspiration For My Playhouses And Toys.

    My kids are a great source of playhouse inspiration! Hey mom, put stars on the roof! Hey, mom, can you make a princess playhouse? Hey, mom, can you make a BIGGER playhouse??!!

  • Alyssa and Emmie

    My Nieces!

    The first kids to receive one of my playhouses, over 15 years ago!

  • J

    Seamstress

Shop policies

Last updated on December 27, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I am very sorry, but there are absolutely no returns on patterns. No exceptions.

Requests for cancellations of playhouses purchased from my shop must be made within 3 days of purchase. No exceptions.

Because playhouses are specially made to fit your table and are often personalized, refunds are not offered on these custom orders. Mistakes made by the buyer when ordering, such as incorrect table measurements or name spelling can be corrected, but there will be an extra fee for the corrections. In this case, the buyer is responsible for extra fees and all shipping costs. If the mistake is mine, I will repair it at my expense, including shipping. If a satisfactory repair cannot be made, a refund may be offered at my discretion. All other customized items will only be returned under extenuating circumstances, in original condition, and less 25% of purchase price. In this case, and in the case of all returns, you as the buyer pay ALL return shipping costs, no exceptions. I am not responsible for shipping costs if you decide to return a playhouse for any reason. Please do not purchase a custom order playhouse if you are hesitant about abiding by these rules.