Hey guys! My name is Hayley and I blog over at Welcome to the Mouse House. Today, I am here to share a Puppet Theater Cabinet I created for my kids… which they seriously adore. (and so do I)
I was given the challenge of sifting through all the awesome tutorials Sew Can She has available, picking one, and creating something from it. I immediately knew that I wanted to use the adorable puppet show tutorial from The Crafty Cupboard as my inspiration. I love how she utilized the space and created a fun spot for her children to use their imaginations.
We are just finishing up a large play area for the kids down in our basement (not yet finished, which is why these pictures are in my breakfast room:) and we luckily have the space for a large puppet theater cabinet!
My husband found this gem on the side of the road and brought it home, knowing I would find a good use for it
I removed the doors and top strip of wood, filled in any holes, primed, painted, and voila! My measurements are obviously different than Melanie’s from The Crafty Cupboard, but I utilized the same premise.
The top is attached with a tension rod, so when they tire of this as a puppet theater, it can easily be transformed into something else.
And I just love this fun rabbit fabric I have been hanging onto.
I thought it was perfect for this project.
The stage “curtains” were crushed taffeta scraps from Ainsley’s Christmas Dress and they tie back with ribbon and velcro, which makes it easy for little kid hands to do.
This cabinet was perfect for baskets below… this is where we will store all of the puppet paraphernalia as we collect them.
Many thanks to my friends Stephanie and Denise for loaning me some puppets to use for the photos. When my friend Stephanie told me that she had a chicken marionette, I thought she was joking. Nope, she was not joking.
I love the fact that this puppet theater has a large platform. I imagine that the kids will have fun setting up scenery!
I can’t wait to get this all set up in our new playroom. Both kids love it (my son is not pictured, but I can assure you that he is thrilled about this new toy).
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Last year Abby Glassenberg and I made friends online and decided it would be fun to guest post on each other’s blogs. So last month I was over there at While She Naps sharing a little bit about how to make your blog valuable to readers, and now here she is here giving us tips for making great softies. In case you are not already a fan of Abby’s you will be soon! She is the designer of some of the cutest softie patterns I’ve ever seen, plus she’s the author of several books
Have you ever tried to free motion quilt beautiful flowers, circles, and stars on your quilts, but then been disappointed when you couldn’t get it right? That’s totally me. It’s happened so many times that I now have a stack of quilt tops ready to be made into quilts, I’m just afraid that I’l ruin them if I try. Well, Sew Steady gifted me a ruler foot and some rulers, and I think my pile O’ tops might just see the batting.
If I took an art class and had to pick something and paint a study, it would be a sewing machine. What other item is the object of all my daydreaming? Two of my kids are currently taking a summer art class and I’m sure that’s why I’m even thinking about it.
So you want to make a quilt! To me, all sizes of quilts are beautiful – from the mini quilts I hang on my wall to the king sized quilt on my bed. If you are setting out to sew quilt for a specific purpose (such as a baby gift) or to fit on a bed, you probably want to have an idea of common quilt sizes before you get started.
For that purpose, I created a cute chart for quiltmakers and quilters to use as a handy resource showing standard quilt sizes, including the most commonly used sizes of bed quilts (crib, twin, double, queen, and king).
An amazing transformation! Great job!
thanks for the memories my dad made one like that for my sister and I many years ago, He used traverse rods so we could open and shut them it was great fun hope your two have as much fun as we did