4.03.2012

a dream home...

...a place to call her own.

 ...where no locks are needed, 
and happy bells announce visiting friends.

 ...where mailboxes contain toy kittens and cookies.

...and the window box flowers never wilt.

...these are what dream homes are made of around our nest.
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Yes, I finally started/finished this tablecloth play house I've been meaning to sew for our daughter for over a year now (talk about procrastinating!)... I'm really happy with it - especially it's cheery colour and the vintage sheets used.
Not to mention the glorious moment of placing it over our dinner table and seeing it fit perfectly (since I'm a hack when it comes to measuring/sewing with precision).. phew!

Azriel seems happy with it too...
video
...though she seems to be confused as to whether her cats will be indoor or outdoor pets!

I'm tempted to make it my own dream home too (although I nearly got stuck in there today with Azriel as we attempted to hide on Daddy coming home from work!). 

sewing.dreaming.nesting.
Mel ;o)

22 comments:

  1. This is the cutest thing. 

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  2. I hope I remember this blog when my little one is old enough to play like that!
    That is a perfect idea.

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  3. harleigh@cutieandco.3 April 2012 at 13:00

    You are my HERO! I absolutely marvel at at your crafty ideas and skills, and I bet she loves it!

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  4. Sorry Reggie ripped off your doorbell Azi... boys have little appreciation for some of the dainty things girls enjoy!

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  5. Please post more videos of Azriel! She is so stinkin' cute...I could listen to her babble all day long. Also, best mum ever award goes tooooo: YOU! How amazing is this house!!

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  6.  awww you're hilarious n' sweet to say all that, come over anytime to hear the babble live! :o)

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  7.  hehe.. he likes to leave his mark - but we loved having him to the 'love shack' no matter how Azi may have wailed! xo :o)

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  8.  well GOSH - thank you!!  She is my main muse for sewing projects that's for sure!  I tried to link back to you... do you have a blog site? take care! :o)

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  9.  thanks Karen - are you guys having a girl???!!  Any day now eh?  blessings to you all!

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  10.  hey thanks Chloe! have a fantastic week!

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  11. Sweet! I wanted to make something like this for Rory, but I couldn't figure out how to make it stay up in her room, so I took the easy way out and bought a pop up one as her Christmas present this year. She loves it! I'm waiting for a great sale on dog beds to put some cushioning in there as she loves to read in her tent sprawled out over the floor, and a dog bed is just the right size to fit the floor space! :)

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  12. That is such a sweet little house! We decided last weekend that we enjoy forts very much, so maybe I can make something more permanent, too? When I have time to sew, ten years from now. ;)

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  13.  thank you Sadie!  Forts are one of the best things of childhood - I lived in them as a kid too...  turns out you can order fancy ones on Etsy - if you can't make time to sew one! lol...  have a great day!

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  14.  Sounds perfect for Rory!  Couch cushions could work too eh? 

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  15. Fab house, reminds me of the ones that I have made over the years - a spaceship that fitted over a card table for my boys and a pretty house for my baby girl (now 18), the years just roll by but these memories that we make last forever!  The video is just lovely too.

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  16. I have a collection of vintage sheets- we hang them over chairs and tables and clotheslines to make our forts. But yours looks like so much fun! Don't get me wrong, ours are great. But I have to admit a little fort envy!

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  17. Too sweet. What a magical thing you created for your daughter with your amazing talents!

    Jennifer

    http://www.practicallyperfectprincess.com/

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  18.  awwww.. they're all grown up on you now?  I bet they'd still love a fort... if there was a pizza inside! :o)

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  19.  Hi Jen! Thank you for stopping in - and your kind words! :o)

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  20. Love it! so sorry my children can not fit under the table....waiting for grandchildren:)

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  21. thanks so much Mila, pleasure to have you here! ;o)

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