Castle Peeps Travel Play Set

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

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  • christa
    July 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    that’s such a cute idea! Even use other fabrics for a cowboy sort of themed one, or spacemen, or, well, anything! may have to keep in the christmas present folder for this coming holiday. thanks a bunch!

  • kelly
    July 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    this is amazing. i may have to make two sets – one for my girls, and one for my sister’s kids. it’d make a great christmas gift!

  • Rae
    July 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Oh man what a great idea!!! The first picture of the set threw me, b/c of the perspective I thought it was as tall as a kid (you know, like they could fit in the castle like a fort?…haha! Don’t worry, I think it’s MUCH better the size it is, makes it easier to make). LOVE it!!!

  • Ellen Ban
    July 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Such a great project, Deborah! Hope you still have more fabric in the shop, because I’ll need more than what I bought last time I was at Whipstitch!

    • Deborah
      July 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm

      Not just that, but we have more on order! Entire collection will be back in stock by the end of the month. Yay!

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  • CK
    July 23, 2010 at 1:28 am

    woah, woah, woah WOAH!!! This sort of thing is right up my alley (bed time tales…). Anyway, I LOVE it and I am so glad my cousin gave me the heads up on this post. What a beautiful toy. I can imagine playing so many games with it. What a darling thing you have created.


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  • Deanna
    July 23, 2010 at 9:17 am

    love it love it love it!!!
    please let us know when the fabric is back in. I want it all 🙂

  • Mod Podge Amy
    July 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    These are fabulous! I’m loving it all!!

  • Jennifer
    July 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! My 15mo. old is suddenly doll/make-believe obsessed (so fun to watch their imaginations grow). I can hardly wait to make this for her and one for my best friend’s little one… hello Christmas present! Ordering the fabric now!

  • Vicky
    July 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    That is just so cute. I just had some of the fabric delivered so I’m going to have to make this for my daughter!! Thanks for the fab idea.

  • Heather J.
    July 24, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Fantastic! Now how about a kit of all the stuff you’d need to make it bundled together at the shop? Please???

    • Deborah
      July 24, 2010 at 11:24 am


      We;ve got more Timtex on order and then we’re planning to do just that! Will post in the shop when it’s ready–stay tuned!

  • Kimberly
    July 24, 2010 at 11:17 am

    WOW! I have been eyeing this fabric for awhile because I used to teach medieval world history to 7th graders…now that’s a fun job! This fabric keeps calling me to buy it but now that I see this I HAVE to buy it! All three of my kids 5 and 3 year old boy and 15 mo. old girl would love to play with it! Thank you!

  • Debbie
    July 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    What an incredible project for some great fabric. Not little ones at my house any more but since I teach preschool I’m thinking this would be great for the classroom. Still at that “hate to cut the Castle Peeps fabric” stage, but I guess I could really just order some more! Thanks again.

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