Saturday, December 25, 2010

Table Tent / Fort

For Christmas, my SIL (Melissa - who is also an author on this blog) and I made table tents for our kiddos. We spent a week in August starting our projects together, and then motivated ourselves in the next few months to finish in time for Christmas.

The table tent for my little guy is made out of cotton, with some felt and velcro attachments. It fits easily over a standard card table.

Inspiration mainly came from Sew Much Ado and Homemade by Jill; but I made things up as I went.

Welcome to Tent #19! The door easily ties up and down.

Here's the view from the top. Everything is lined. After sewing all the sides together, I sewed them all to the top.

Here's a side vinyl window. I sewed biased tape to both the outside and inside panels. The window covering ties up just like the door.

On the other side is a vinyl peep hole - the cover is on the inside (keep scrolling to see a picture).

The back of the tent has a forest made of felt, equipped with velcro animals! The animals are a huge hit with my little guy.

On the inside is a felt campfire with velcro attachments for the inside flame, wood log, and marshmallow sticks. Next to the vinyl window are a few pockets for storing all of my little guy's important camping gear.

Here's the peep hole cover from the inside. To the side of the cover is a vinyl picture frame, ready for me to slip a family photo inside!

My little guy LOVED this was a huge hit on Christmas morning! Be sure to stay tuned to see how Melissa's table tent turned out - I can't wait to see the finished project!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dog Room Flooring

For Link for Christmas we bought him a new room. He's grown since we adopted him and he was in need of some bigger digs! We decided to get him a nice big crate (he jumps high so we couldn't get him a gate). I wanted to make a nice floor covering for him so it would fill more like home!So I bought a yard of fleece and cut a piece 3'x4'. Then I simply sewed up the sides and sewed a big piece of velcro on one the 3' sides. It was a super simple and I'm happy with how it looks!
And I think Link is happy with how much room he has now!
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