How incredible are these handmade forts? Cheeriup thickets are the brainchild of Kelly English, a mom who was inspired by her own daughter’s imaginative play. Each indoor, outdoor and miniature fort is made to order using willow branches and other natural materials in her Minneapolis studio. In the fall and winter, Kelly harvests saplings and cures them in her studio and then come spring and summer, she gets busy weaving her incredible shelters. Just dreamy, right?!

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Children playing with a Cheeriup Thicket in Minneapolis MN June 5th 2013

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 (Cheeriup Thickets $345 – $3,500; images via Cheeriup & Bleubird)