I came across a blog post back in November about making a toy castle out of felt and carboard. I loved the idea and ended up making one for my youngest niece for Christmas...
She loved it...as I'm sure any little girl would. I know I would!
It was one of my most time-consuming handmade gifts (excluding the handwarmers I knitted for my other niece). I didn't really follow the Confessions of a Sewing Dork tutorial. That just gave me the inspiration and general idea of how to make it, and I just winged it from there. The tutorial is all hand sewn...I machine sewed mine, with a little bit of hand sewing.
I also made the doll. I hot glued on yarn for her hair and felt for her dress, and drew her face on with a Sharpie pen.
I decided to make a button closure in case she wanted to open it up and play with it...(as opposed to how the tutorial sewed all the sides together).
I like how the castle turnede out and want to make more now! Time to buy some grey felt by the yard!