I did make a few adjustments to mine - basically I made it slightly larger, increasing most of the dimensions by about two inches. I just felt like the original pattern wasn't quite big enough for a decent sized dollhouse on the go. Here's my finished product:
I used scrap fabric for the outside color. These girls have a lot of pink in their lives so I decided to make the outside of the house a nice teal color. I hot glued buttons and felt on for decoration. Molly and her older sister, Maggie, are both old enough that they aren't swallowing little pieces, so I wasn't too concerned about just hot gluing buttons on instead of sewing them.
Of course I made sure to include a handle so she can take it with her on the go. I also used simple felt tabs with velcro to close the house up. The original pattern called for buttons but I thought velcro would probably be a bit easier for everyone (for me to attach and for her to open and close).
Here are some more detail pics...
I had miniature clothespins from my i spy bags so I used a couple on the back to make a little clothesline on the back of the house.
Here's the house all opened up...complete with a little pond and cobblestone path.
And a close-up of the inside of the house. I loved that pink princess fabric for the walls. And of course a felt dresser with button knobs. I also added little curtains with ric-rac tie backs and a ric-rac valance. With this description you may be getting the impression that I also make these handmade presents because I secretly want to play with them myself...valid...and true.
I took Kimbo's advice over at A Girl and Glue Gun and also invested in some polly pocket dolls that seem to fit the house pretty well.
Oh, and remember that felt car playmat that I made Molly's sister, Maggie?
It's still out at my sister's house and looks like it's best well loved and used :) Which makes me awful happy to see!
Oh and hey, did you know that I had my Basehor Craft Fair? I'll post some pics from my booth later this week and tell you all about it. It was quite the success!