Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A tent for play and shade

This morning I finished sewing together some pretty old curtains into a play tent for my wee girl who turns two next week. Brisbane has turned on another spectacular winter's day so Mia and I popped outside to take a few pictures; he thought it was lovely breezy fabric, played with it for a while and then held it down for me.


 I quite like the view from the inside best.


I based my sewing loosley on a lovely tutorial by 2 Little Hooligans. Loosley because I used three single curtains and some scrap fabric rather than 3 double sheets, my hoop was smaller and I made a rod pocket for the hoop to slide into rather than ties on the inside. All the pretty bows on the outside are the curtain ties - it was all a bit too easy really.

While I was sewing the girls rearranged my pins... and I was tut tutted quite a few times for poking the wrong pin in the wrong cushion!

7 comments:

M. Bloom said...

Oooh, such pretty pin cushions (if I do say so myself...)

xo

Shannon said...

You may Bloom dear and I agree whole heartedly.

MamaWestWind said...

So beautiful! I love it!

Becca

W-S Wanderings said...

This is FABULOUS!!!! Oh, how I would spend hours photographing it. At rest, and in action. And how wonderful that it came with bows and all. Anything that makes the sewing job easier is swell! And it's totally inspirational -- I've been wanting to make one for awhile. I think I'd hang it where the tire swing is, cuz it's the only spot I can come up with. Now, if I could just come up with the time to work my way through the ever-growing list of Stuff I REALLY Wanna Make.

Domestic Artisan said...

What a brilliant idea and it looks lovely...quite summery actually!

The Mama. said...

You are such a clever chook!

2littlehooligans said...

i love the way it turned out! that fabric is adorable and i have to agree, my favorite view is being at the bottom and looking up at top. thanks for sharing with me. i always love seeing others creations:)