a really cute blog post a while back, suggesting I make a playhouse for the kiddos. Although I loved the idea, I was totally intimidated by the project. But, a seed was planted.
Then, at Thanksgiving, Barrett got to experience a card table fort in person when we were at Kristopher's aunt and uncle's house. Aunt Connie, master sewer extraordinaire (runs in his family...), whipped up a fort for her grandsons out of adorable soft purple fleece, complete with doors and windows. Barrett loved it and spent most of Thanksgiving afternoon playing with his cousins' toys in the fort :)
|Forts are a great place to eat animal crackers.|
|Here's the front door with a ruffly striped awning, front porch light, flower pot, working mail slot, ticket box with 4 admission tickets, and of course, Sassy. She's the train depot mascot and co-engineer.|
|The admission tickets are stuffed with poly-fil to make them puffy. I cut the edges with pinking shears to replicate the perforated edges of real admission tickets.|
|Here's the train engine. The apples velcro onto the tree so Barrett can "pick" them.|
Anyway, I'm really proud of how it turned out, even though there are tons of imperfections.
|No girls allowed! Barrett decided Charlotte's doll couldn't ride with the cow and teddy bear. It worked out though, she got to hang out inside the fort with Charlotte. :)|
|His favorite part is the train set from Santa, which I'll try not to take personally! Choo choo!!|