Christmas is just right around the corner and since money doesn't grow on trees around here I have to plan ahead. Far ahead.
Last year after Christmas I saw a fellow blogger post a really fun gift that her daughter received. I fell in love with the idea and vowed then and there to never forget it. My girl was a wee bit small for it then, but the perfect size for it now.
It was a fabric puppet stage curtain that nestled into the doorway with just a simple tension rod. I said to myself, I can make that. Which in translation means: My Mama could make that.
I searched Pintrest high and low for ideas and then I landed on this jewel:
Not only do I love the curtain, the fact that Jessica mapped out to how-to's on her blog and just the idea in general, I also happen to already own that exact same chevron fabric! Remember it? We used it at our girl's adoption party. I will need to pick up some fabric for the "curtain" part, but essentially this will be a nearly free project and will make a great Christmas gift for my girl.
I can't even express how excited I am about this. Here are a few of the reasons why:
1) almost free (duh)
2) imagination explosion for my girl
3) folds up and fits into a drawer when not in use
4) she is going to love it
As it happens, you need puppets to go with a stage. My Mama owns a small business and generally has a few finger puppets on hand. We're going to dig in the building and see if we can pull out a few for her.
Of course, I still have to actually make the curtain, but I am very excited about this gift and the entertainment it will be sure to bring.
How about you? Have any Christmas projects in the works?
God is good, all the time!