The Story behind

little play spaces


The first seeds for Little Play Spaces were sowed after spending an afternoon of cutting, taping and painting lots of cardboard boxes into a little cafe for my daughter, Molly. She loved the Fancy Nancy children's books and had been trying to set up tea parties with our little family for months.


Like a lot of children, Molly already had a play oven, mini baking set, kitchen utensils and fake food and for the next 3 or 4 months, all she wanted to do was play in her cafe.


Molly's little friends loved her playhouse too and so I cleared off my drawing board and began to design and illustrate a more sophisticated version for larger scale production. My main design goal was/is to create playhouses that are both visually compelling AND functionally interactive.


I launched Little Play Spaces in 2010 with the French Cafe, soon to be followed in 2011 by the Castle (now sold out), 2012 the Beauty Parlor, and this year both the Grocery Store and the Animal Hospital.


I hope your kids enjoy these as much as mine do.