Monday, April 30, 2012

Puppet Theatre

There is a really great craft show here where some friends and I saw really neat handmade in-doorway puppet theatres.  What a great idea.  It was one of those things that was so great, you are sad you didn't think of it yourself.  Well they say the greatest compliment is that's what I did.  Just not as cute as the ones we saw with all the appliques of ladybird and leaves.

So I used a few pieces from the fabric my quilting mother gave me.  It's a tensor rod at the top and a dowel at the bottom of the window.  Just made a simple pocket for them.  Was pretty quick to put together.  The time was spent figuring out how far up from the floor to make the window.  I drew it all out in chalk.

In the future, I would make the widow a bit narrower and perhaps make the curtains a bit longer.  I put Velcro on the back so the kids can put the curtains up if they want during a show.

Oh and if you want fancier, there is a great book out there to make one too.  oliver + s little things to sew where they have a cute puppet theatre that looks like a house!

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