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  1. Lynne Knowlton
    Lynne Knowlton at · Reply

    Not gonna lie. I read this blog post thinking…. oh my oh my oh my…. here is a treehouse that ROCKS OUT LOUD for kids. I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!

    Pardon all the exclamation points … I couldn’t contain myself.

    Then, I laughed out loud.. thinking how we built our treehouse for our kids and now we hog it all day and all night ~ all summer long. Too funny ! Who knew that adults could have more fun in a treehouse than kids? You are an epic MOM. You let your kids play with their treehouse. haha !

    Thanks for mentioning me ~ ahhh goosebump moment. Gotta run… I’m still chasing squirrels out of the treehouse. Here is a link, in case anyone wants to hear the squirrel story. LOL. xo

    I think this may be the post where you and I first ‘met’, isn’t it ? http://www.lynneknowlton.com/treehouse-squirrel-trouble-capital-t-trouble/

    Much love !
    Lynne xx

  2. Pillows A-La-Mode
    Pillows A-La-Mode at · Reply

    How adorable . . . and CLEVER . . . is that??? I just love all the little details!

  3. cheryl
    cheryl at · Reply

    ALEX!! Can you do me a favor and check under your couch for my socks… because you have just blown mine right off! This is amazing!! I am dying of cuteness overload. Lord have MERCY! Absolutely amazing! I might be slightly prejudiced because I’ve wanted one for my kids ever since I saw it ten years ago in some catalog, but I never once though about making my own!!

    Bravo, lady friend! This is amazing!

  4. Kate
    Kate at · Reply

    Alex, I love this – so completely cool and original! Genius project… and the girls must absolutely love it. Once again I’m bowled over by you (and btw, I bought a huge old embroidery hoop at the weekend after being inspired by your hanging planters; I was trying to explain the idea to the lady in the junk store where I found it, but she just looked at me like she couldn’t wait for me to leave her shop…).

  5. Gilit @ Shoes Off Please
    Gilit @ Shoes Off Please at · Reply

    Haha if anyone would make a treehouse, it would totally be you! It’s AWESOME! Do you secretly play with it when the kids aren’t around? Because I totally would.

  6. Martina
    Martina at · Reply

    What a great way to re-think an old standard and make it look completely awesome at the same time. Very creative!

  7. Stacey
    Stacey at · Reply

    Adorable! Love all the tiny little details… like the bobbin that raises and lowers the bucket. (so creative) If I were your kids I’d be telling everyone… “my mom and dad ROCK!”. What a “tree-t” for them.

  8. now at home mom
    now at home mom at · Reply

    OK, lady! you are AMAZING! this is a beautiful piece! WOW! WOW! WOW! I was looking at the pictures and can’t believe what a great toy this is for your girls ๐Ÿ˜‰ You amazed me again with this! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love everything about it, the moose, the flag and the welcome sign are my favourite accessories! ๐Ÿ™‚ In my last project, I had difficulties with the mitre saw too but hubby was busy with the bbq and couldn’t help! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. ScrapAndSalvage
    ScrapAndSalvage at · Reply

    this is soooo adorable!! you have two lucky girls!!! you’re every parent’s worst nightmare maybe. HA! i LOVE this.

  10. Roar Sweetly
    Roar Sweetly at · Reply

    So fabulous! Last week I was just at the Australian Museum in the children’s play area where they had a groovy looking dolls house carved out of wood which my son was drawn to. I took some photos on my phone….knowing I would never have the skills or knowledge to replicate it. However this is gorgeous and definitely do-able. Will be pinning this one, thanks!

  11. Growing Up in the Garden
    Growing Up in the Garden at · Reply

    That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. My daughter would LOVE something like this. Kudos!

  12. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    Jennifer @ Brave New Home at · Reply

    This is amazing! Wooden cutting boards, how genius! Haha, I totally had an embarrassing, got red in the face, I can totally cut this wood with a manual saw moment at Home Depot and wished for my husband to magically appear ; ]

  13. Green Door Hospitality
    Green Door Hospitality at · Reply

    This is so fantastic, Alex!! Absolutely love it!
    Kenley

  14. Samantha K
    Samantha K at · Reply

    That is amazing!!! Great job!
    (PS Welcome to Social Fabric!)

  15. Victoria โ€ข Restoring our Victorian
    Victoria โ€ข Restoring our Victorian at · Reply

    Too cute! I love the flag and the welcome sign!

    Just the other day, I said to Paulโ€”what would I DO? If you werenโ€™t so handy? He was likeโ€”I guess you wouldnโ€™t ask me to do nine-million projects I have no interest in?

  16. Kelly (Cobwebs, Cupcakes And Crayons)
    Kelly (Cobwebs, Cupcakes And Crayons) at · Reply

    Alex, that is just adorable!! What a clever idea!

  17. fynesdesigns
    fynesdesigns at · Reply

    What an ah-mazing idea!! Great photos, it really looks like a Canadian project!

  18. Sarah
    Sarah at · Reply

    Oh my goodness, that’s SO COOL! Every little detail! I wish I’d had one when I was growing up and I wish I had kids now to make one for ๐Ÿ˜›

  19. Danielle from Storypiece
    Danielle from Storypiece at · Reply

    Okay, please tell me you had so much fun doing this. It looks incredible! And all the details give away that you were totally into putting this thing together. I can’t get over all the goodies that you incorporated that came from the dollar store. Very brilliant, lady!

  20. April
    April at · Reply

    This is amazing!!! Love it and I wish I had these ideas. My kids would love this!!!!!

  21. Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft
    Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft at · Reply

    Love!! I hope you’ll link this up to our Summer Camp series: http://seevanessacraft.com/2013/06/summer-camp-link-up-your-summer-crafts-activities/

  22. paula schuck
    paula schuck at · Reply

    That is exceptional work. I love it. I will try one like this in the summer.

  23. Gretchen
    Gretchen at · Reply

    oh, wow–that is amazing! I’ve always admired those tree houses from a distance because they’re so expensive–what a great idea to make your own! pinning ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Dani @ lifeovereasy
    Dani @ lifeovereasy at · Reply

    O.M.G. – just love love love your little treehouse! who knows, maybe there is a really cool adult version somewhere in your future ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Time With Thea
    Time With Thea at · Reply

    LOVE, LOVE , LOVE IT! How creative and yet so simple. I have to admit being Canadian I really love the moose and the Canadian flag. Pinterest… here we come! Take Care, Thea

  26. Christina
    Christina at · Reply

    I didn’t see this post before. And I kinda wish I wouldn’t have now…because the crazy miniatures person in me now NEEDS to make a scale treehouse.

    And I love how you used cutting boards too.

  27. Randi Sowders
    Randi Sowders at · Reply

    I love everything about this. I saw it just recently on Pinterest and I am so happy to stumble upon you again! I am totally going to make one for my kids, it will go great with the nature blocks I made them a few weeks ago.

    I know this is a tad of an older post but I would absolutely love it if you linked up with us this week!

    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/06/on-display-monday-7.html

  28. Dyan
    Dyan at · Reply

    This treehouse is beyond adorable! I made some Canadian peg dolls the other day and they *NEED* a home like this! I’ve pinned and shared since there is such a sad amount of Canada Day activities for young kids and I have been sharing everything and anything that I can find.

  29. Shari G
    Shari G at · Reply

    WOW that is super cute!! Love it!

  30. Inspire Me Heather
    Inspire Me Heather at · Reply

    Oh my gosh that is SO. STINKIN. CUTE! Happy Canada Day!!

  31. Leila (@whatiadore)
    Leila (@whatiadore) at · Reply

    WHAT?! that is absolutely amazing! good job to your hubby and your vision. Love that moose! lol too cute. Hope that dollhouse stays for years to come, what a great piece. #TGCBB

  32. dangerousann
    dangerousann at · Reply

    Wow! You are HANDY #tgcbb

  33. Jennifer
    Jennifer at · Reply

    That looks amazing! #TGCBB

  34. sstacie
    sstacie at · Reply

    Wow that is beautiful!! I’m impressed! I love how you added a Canadian flair to it.

  35. Shannon
    Shannon at · Reply

    The perfect craft to celebrate the day! Oh we are doing this!

  36. Bethany the ngnrdgrl
    Bethany the ngnrdgrl at · Reply

    This is so awesome!!! I have never been a traditionalist, so this is the perfect dollhouse for me {ahem, my future children}! What a lovely thing to make. I am pinning this right now! Thanks for sharing with us!

  37. NPC
    NPC at · Reply

    Umm, this is absolutely gorgeous. If I was more creative, I would totally make this. Maybe I’ll bug my Hubs to make it! This is a cute dollhouse but makes an excellent bird feeder! Thanks for participating in The Great Canadian Blog Bash and we are very happy to have you! #TGCBB

    Nancy

  38. Christina @ The DIY Mommy
    Christina @ The DIY Mommy at · Reply

    This is adorable and amazing! How sweet. I bet your kids just LOVED playing with it! Stopping by from #TGCBB!

  39. littlemisskateco
    littlemisskateco at · Reply

    That is one awesome house!

    Thanks for taking part in #TGCBB
    http://littlemisskate.ca/2013/06/the-count-down-to-canada-day-fun-canada-facts-tgcbb/

  40. Sarah C.
    Sarah C. at · Reply

    What a clever idea! I bet my son would enjoy this. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  42. Emma @ P is for Preschooler
    Emma @ P is for Preschooler at · Reply

    Way too complicated for my limited crafting abilities, but I totally love this awesome tree house!

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