Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What has been keeping me so busy?

This little man!
Now that he is here I hope to be back to sewing and all my other projects that got put on hold. We'll see.... it is pretty tempting to just sit and look at him all day! :)
Scroll down for a fun tutorial!

Doorway puppet theater- Tutorial

I am finally getting around to posting the tutorial for the Doorway Puppet Theater I made a few months ago. It really is pretty simple and can be changed easily to fit the child it is going to.
*So to start you will need a large piece of fabric or a curtain that's at least half an inch wider than your door frame, and cut out an opening for the "stage" (for mine I measured about 18 by 16 inches). And I just used up some old fabric.
*Next, to make the stage's "curtains," I grabbed a contrasting fabric that I had on hand and cut out a square that's slightly larger than the opening. Snip that square in half, then pin both pieces to the back of the opening at the top.
*The one I saw had these super cute triangles so I decided to do the same but it is optional. I cut triangles from all of the fabric scraps and also added a few more fabrics and pinned them to the front of the opening at the top.
* Pin two 12-inch ribbon "tiebacks" to each side of the opening's front.
* Next frame the stage- and then I sewed the curtains, triangles, and tiebacks in place — by stitching a thick ribbon around the opening.
* Sew a loop of ribbon onto the curtain's top corners, then hang from nails (I used tac nails) on the door frame. If you don't want to use nails I think it would also be cute if you made it a tab top and put a shower curtain rod, or the smaller ones that go in closets, through the tabs.
And your done!! A fun gift idea for little to no cost!