ThePlayhouseKid

Card Table Playhouses, Teepees, Patterns

Wisconsin, United States · 6147 Sales

ThePlayhouseKid

Card Table Playhouses, Teepees, Patterns

Wisconsin, United States 6147 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1306)
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Julie

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Announcement   Welcome to The Playhouse Kid! Card Table Playhouses and Imaginative Play Toys! Order early for Christmas! My sewing calendar is usually full through Christmas by mid October.

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

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! NO waiting! Pay and print!

If you use Facebook, you can "like" my Facebook fan page to receive all of my shop announcements and fun postings of great projects and activities that inspire imaginations in young children and families:
www.Facebook.com/ThePlayhouseKid

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

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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! 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. 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. No small parts, no paint, no glue or vinyl. My toys are also eco friendly! Made with love for our planet with felt that is produced from 100% post consumer plastic bottles, manufactured in the USA!

© 2016

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 1, 2016

Welcome to The Playhouse Kid! Card Table Playhouses and Imaginative Play Toys! Order early for Christmas! My sewing calendar is usually full through Christmas by mid October.

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

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! NO waiting! Pay and print!

If you use Facebook, you can "like" my Facebook fan page to receive all of my shop announcements and fun postings of great projects and activities that inspire imaginations in young children and families:
www.Facebook.com/ThePlayhouseKid

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

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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! 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. 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. No small parts, no paint, no glue or vinyl. My toys are also eco friendly! Made with love for our planet with felt that is produced from 100% post consumer plastic bottles, manufactured in the USA!

© 2016

Julie

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5 out of 5 stars
(1306)
Tiana T

Tiana T on Sep 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is probably the third or fourth pattern I purchased from this shop, the directions are very simple and clear. I do, however, wish that there was a home based commercial license available for purchase.

FAYE ANHORN

FAYE ANHORN on Aug 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Loved this pattern. I made for my grandson. The appliqué patterns made it so easy to make an adorable pirate's hide out. I use my embroidery machine to eliminate cutting out all the letters. I am very experienced sewer so was able to figure out what may be confusing in some of the directions. Trying to decide what playhouse to make next, this time for my granddaughter.

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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!

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Working with my testers on a new pattern today! The Farm Stand Pattern will be in this shop very soon!

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Adding flower pots to playhouses today has me daydreaming about summer!!
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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 (WS) to help me a few hours a week with the sewing, and another helper who assists me with the teepee cutting. We work together in my own home and her work is under my direct supervision at all times. The loving handmade nature of these playhouses is my number one priority, and together J and I sew magical childhood memories!!

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  • 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 June 15, 2014
Thank you for visiting my shop!

***PLEASE NOTE: I do keep rush order spots on my sewing calendar for customers who need a playhouse in a hurry. There is no charge for the rush order, but the spots are filled on a first come/first served basis. Payment needs to be made in full for the rush order spot to be reserved on your behalf.

***PLEASE NOTE: Large sized playhouses (over 42" wide/long) do not come with storage bags. It is simply too hard to refold large playhouses to fit into smaller bags. It is easier to roll your playhouse up and store it in a closet or a large plastic bag.

***PLEASE NOTE: Card table playhouses are made to fit tables up to 38" square by 28-29" tall.

If you are considering purchasing a playhouse, here is some information you may be interested in:

There are two types of playhouses in my shop: Table Playhouses and PVC Frame Playhouses in larger sizes. You may be having a hard time deciding between the two. There are pros and cons to both types.

My Super Size playhouses and Palatial Playhouses are larger and children can stand up in them. They are placed over PVC frames you build yourself. Playhouse fun for all ages! You may have concerns about using PVC for a frame for a children's toy, which is understandable. In that case, you may choose to build a wooden frame, instead.

Table sized playhouses are great because of their convenience and the fact that they are easily put up and taken down. Although older children cannot stand in the card table playhouses, I have found (after 14+ years of making these playhouses) that children play *around* them as much as they play *in* them. It doesn't seem to matter to children if they are unable to stand up in their playhouse. If you set up a card table playhouse in a room full of toys and invite a group of children over to play, the first thing they will go for is the playhouse, hands down, every time.

Would you rather have a playhouse that fits your dining room table or kitchen table? Every playhouse in my shop is available in any size. Please contact me for information.

Why felt? Well, there are lots of reasons, but the one biggest reason is because it doesn't wrinkle. When you take your card table playhouse or larger sized playhouse down and store it neatly, it will come out of the bag looking just as nice as when you took it down. If it's a tiny bit wrinkled, it will smooth out once it hangs on the table for an hour or two. Believe me, there is nothing worse than having to iron a gigantic cotton playhouse. Eeeks! I have a professional iron and I would dread it! Plus, I love the vibrant colors and texture of felt, and so do children. I have made many cotton playhouses over the years, but have found that the felt playhouses are strongly preferred. My nieces and nephews have had playhouses for 15 years that I made, and they all still look beautiful! Now the kids they babysit for play in them. Read the great reviews in my feedback, many from repeat customers! These playhouses are made to last and made to look beautiful, even after being stored away, and even after 15 years of memorable play.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime!

My design team (my great husband and thousands of customers!) assist me with gathering new ideas, and my product engineering team (my two children aged 8 and 7) test the toys for durability, and all around fun. I have made these playhouses for over 14 years, and they have stood the test of time!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
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  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout. I occasionally will accept a postal money order, but you must contact me for details.

Your playhouse will NOT be added to my sewing calendar until payment is made in full and I have received all of the information I need to complete your playhouse! Please do not delay your payment or your information! Not receiving the payment or information can result in your playhouse being delayed by weeks or months. Due to the personalizations on my toys, I require payment in full before your playhouse can be made.
Shipping
I work very hard to get these playhouses finished as soon as possible. I will always ship these in time for the special occasion you have purchased them for. HOWEVER, once the playhouses go to the post office, I am no longer in control of their delivery. They are shipped via Priority Mail with insurance and tracking (2-3 day arrival time), but I cannot guarantee their delivery by a particular date if there are postal delays due to weather or other extenuating circumstances. I ALWAYS stand behind my products and your receipt of my products. Tracking numbers are always provided, and I will do everything I can to assist you in the unlikely event your package is lost in the mail, and playhouses are insured against damage and will always be replaced in the unlikely event they are damaged in the mail.

I am happy to ship internationally if you are willing to wait for your package. THE CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CUSTOMS FEES. In the US, it is illegal to mark merchandise as a gift, and I will not risk my business to do so. If you are not prepared to pay the customs fees, please do not buy an item from me that needs to be shipped internationally. I do not accept rush orders of any kind for international packages!! Please remember that international packages can take anywhere from two weeks to two months to arrive. Once the package leaves my hands, I have no control over it. All international packages are sent via USPS mail, without tracking other than the customs number. If you want tracking included in your international purchase, please be aware that it is expensive, but I am more than happy to provide it. Please send me a conversation for details. I have had mainly good luck, but will NOT guarantee international shipments without tracking. Customs duties and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

I will ship all of my (US) playhouses via Priority mail through the United States Post Office UNLESS you have ordered more than one playhouse and the Priority Mail shipping costs are exhorbitant for the larger box and are more than the amount listed and paid for shipping with your purchase. In that case, your playhouses will be shipped via parcel post.

My shipping dates for playhouses are "approximate" unless I offer you in writing through an Etsy conversation a specific date your playhouse will be mailed. If you need your playhouse by a certain date, PLEASE be sure to let me know the EXACT date so I can get it to you on time! Otherwise, these playhouses are constructed in the order the purchases are made PROVIDED the information to complete them are given immediately. Your order will not be put onto my list until I receive all of the information I need to make it. For instance, table size, special requests, colors, name and address, etc. The longer you delay, the longer your playhouse will take, so please be prompt with all of your information!

Large playhouses (with any side longer than 40" or taller than 30") and playhouses that are reversible will not have storage bags provided.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am very sorry, but there are absolutely no returns on patterns. No exceptions.

Because playhouses are specially made and personalized, refunds are not generally offered on these custom orders. Mistakes made by the buyer, 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 responisble 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.

Items that are not personalized and ready to ship playhouses and toys can be returned or exchanged within 7 days of receipt. Shipping label must be dated within 7 days of receiving the item. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Refunds will be made through Paypal or Direct Checkout once the item has been received and inspected. All items must be in the original condition to be returned.
Additional policies and FAQs
In order to continue making and selling these playhouses, I have hired an outstanding local seamstress (JS) to help me a few hours a week with the sewing. We work together in my own home and her work is under my direct supervision at all times. The loving handmade nature of these playhouses is my number one priority, and together J and I sew magical childhood memories!!

My husband is also a big part of my playhouse team! And, yes, he does get paid!

Please be considerate, and design your own playhouses instead of copying mine! Purchase of my patterns constitute a legal contract that you will not use the pattern or any portion of the pattern to make playhouses or toys for sale either online or locally. They are for personal use only.