Saturday, June 12, 2010

And Underwater Adventure!

I get the most interesting things in my e-mail.  Facebook updates, reminders from the dentist and every now and then a note from a friend.  Okay, so I wish I heard more from the friends and less from the dentist.  Anyway, I am also subscribed to just about every site that will send out a free pattern.  Sometimes it's a free pattern for a tea pot cozy and sometimes it's a cool pattern like the one I received yesterday for an under the sea playhouse made out of a card table and some felt.  EXCELLENT!!!!

A playhouse is a wondrous thing.  It can be as simple as a cardboard box with a door cut in it or as complex as a tree house.  Having a kid sized place to day dream, read a book or tell secrets to a friend in is magical.  A playhouse that you can fold up and put away is a mother's dream and a rainy day boredom buster.  The pattern is pretty straight forward and includes the templates for the treasure chest, seaweed and all the animals.  Have the kids help you trace and cut out the shapes!  Make one for a birthday present, or get an early start on your Christmas presents. 

Watch JoAnn's for a sale on felt, you can regularly find it on sale for $2.50 a yard.  Or you can always use a coupon.  The whole project can be made for under ten bucks!

Under-The-Sea Playhouse & Fishing Game : sewing & embroidery : Shop Joann.com

1 comment:

Kelley said...

What a refreshing, lovely blog you have, my dear! Happy to see you following along Kelley Highway. I'm in the throes of wedding planning-- our family's first-- for our younger daughter. Don't blink. You'll be there, too, before you know it. (Did I hear you say, "Spare me"?) We're gaining an absolutely fabulous son for whom I've prayed for 23 years! *wink*

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