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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Days and Sewing Stuff

View up the street

The kids were so happy to finally have a "snow day" yesterday.  We had about 2 or 3 inches of sleet then last night had some snow start and got maybe an inch.  Talk about happy kids!  I don't think we had any last year.   Haven't had much for five years I know- the year Jac was born.
Don't get me wrong, I like snow, but am SOOO glad I don't live somewhere cold where we'd have it everyday.   I couldn't handle the wet little feet prints and 20 pairs of socks from changing every time they go in/out all the time.
My dog especially loves it and wanted to spend the entire night in the snow!  Nut.

Our dog Cole and his buddy Bucky

Crazy Cold-Toed Kid


Yesterday I took advantage of my homebound boredom (and small burst of energy) and broke out my new sewing machine!
I have been wanting to make the boys a closet door/ puppet theater since I took off their closet door.  (They kept banging it against their other door and making huge dents in it.)  I saw this great one in Pottery Barn Kids book Kid's Rooms awhile ago and have had the page bookmarked!  I used a curtain I'd gotten on sale at Land's End for $4 made of navy canvas and cut it in half and used the second half for bits and pieces I needed. 

  Pottery Barn's Version

My version
I have to get a curtain rod still (thinking an expandable spring rod,)  but this is what I came up with!  The boys want me to applique some things on it, we'll see! 

Inside Pocket for Finger Puppets

6 comments:

goosey said...

Nicely done. You may inspire me toget a sewing machine. I jsut wonder if I have the patience and time to do anything with it!

panamamama said...

I tell you what- it took me so long to make the durn thing my patience wasn't at it's best. Its strange how much you forget! I had to rip a lot out...
I'm back though and think I'll be making more fun stuff now.

Danielle said...

Wow...that's awesome! You are very talented!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I'm not gonna lie... your version looks 10x better than Pottery Barn. And I am a PB fanatic, so that's really saying something!

I wish my family-- everyone from the kids to the dog-- felt the same as yours about snow. My daughter cried, and my dog refused to go outside all day long.

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

panamamama said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! You are too sweet!

sanjeet said...

your're making me hungry! Bread, good yummy bread with real butter....

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