When Lizzy House’s new collection Castle Peeps was released, I ordered the entire thing for the shop sight-unseen–after Lizzy Dish and Red Letter Day, I didn’t need to see it to know it would be fabulous. And boy, is it ever!
Very few collections have sold so quickly or with so much excitement. So when Lizzy invited me to create a project for Castle Peeps Summer Camp, I felt like I’d been invited to sit at the cool kids’ lunch table.
Introducing the Castle Peeps Travel Play Set! Soft toys made from Castle Peeps fabrics, complete with a travel pouch to take them along wherever you go. Includes a keep (reversible, should you change sides halfway through the action), a village (to defend or maraud, depending on your mood), and plenty of peeps of varying persuasions (all in triptych, so you get three for the price of one). Everything is machine washable, soft (so it’s great no matter how old your kids are, and it grows with them), and folds flat (thanks to the velcro closures). This project is a breeze to make, and my children couldn’t wait–truly, literally COULD NOT WAIT to play with it. Since it’s Fairy Tale Week at their preschool, it was a chore to convince them Mommy needed to have the toy today. Good thing I’m bigger (for now).
I think my favorite part about this project, other than how easy it is to make and how quickly it sews up, is how adaptable it is. Does your kid need phalanx after phalanx of peeps, but won’t really use the castle? That’s fine–just make dozens of little men and leave the rest alone. Do you have three kids and need three castles, so they can war against one another? The elements of the project each take a fat quarter or less, so it’s a snap to make multiples! Make it all in one colorway for a matched set, or make a little out of each colorway to mix it up–your choice. Download the PDF instructions to make one–or many!–of these beauties for your own house!
Happy stitching, everyone!
Additional download: Tower/Village Roof Pattern Piece