Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Restoration Hardware Inspiration a.k.a. Noni's Copycat Tent
Have you ever caught sight of something that just excited your creative fires? Well, the cover of the Restoration Hardware Baby and Child catalogue was a spark for this Noni! I just loved this tent!
... which prompted a trip to Home Depot early on a Saturday morning while Pop Pop was off hunting and the Little Men were with some of their other folks.
Drop cloths and shoe mould (we use the things we know) became the materials for magic (at least in my own eyes. lol.) A plan was developed...
I haven't sewn much in a long time... so it took me most of the day between searching for the supplies, coming up with a plan and then whipping it out. (And, yes... I have stuff strewn all over the kitchen, which was a little messy to start with... but, hey... I was on a mission.)
I was probably more excited with the outcome than the boys will ever be playing in it! LOL! Creating does something good for the soul... creating with love for someone, well that brings a whole other level of joy... Joy, I tell you.
We took it to The Weekender and set it up; so, it was ready when they got home from their other visits...
Little Man was just a blurrrrr... as he climbed in his new hideout.
Quick as a cat, he simultaneously reached to close his flap and put that little thumb in his mouth. Priceless!!
Yes, that is a dog bed instead of the expensive things in the RH catalogue. Now... I just need some stencils and some white lights....
Hoping each of you find some inspiration in your day! Check here at Kim's for some sparks:
Blessings ~ tanna