Sunday, June 8, 2014

Girl Camp

I loosely based my plans on this pin.
Since there were no directions or measurements, I had to come up with my own.
That worked fine because I had limited resources since I just salvaged pieces from our scrap pile.

Good luck trying to decipher this little lovely.
Despite Mama's attempts to teach me proper handwriting, I always revert to chicken scratch.
It is the only way for my hand to keep up with my brain when I am plotting.

I cut, hemmed, and added elastic to Bunny's flat sheet that we never use. Montessori calls for a simple bed with just a pillow and blanket so the child can learn to make it themselves. Until Bunny masters folding a blanket, it also makes clean up easier for mama.

Ever since she could sit herself up, every time I have ever had fabric on the floor, she thinks she should go and sit in the middle of it... Maybe she is hoping for a picnic?

Papa cut the wood and drilled holes for me. I can actually use power tools myself, but quite often I have little ones following me everywhere, so it was safer for Papa to do it while I kept the girls.

Bunny helped with the sanding...
She did not even know what we were making at this point. She just wanted to help.

Assembly was pretty easy.


Pretty happy Bunny!
She insisted it was a girl camp.
She has suddenly become much more girly lately.

I might need to add ties to the side to keep the tent from sagging.
I saw other tents that had them, so I guess it might be a good idea. 

We took morning smoothies outside with our tent.

The sisters had a great time hiding out.

Later, Squirrely enjoyed some snuggly time with her baby.

I was actually thinking of making this tent last Christmas, but thought it would be too much work on top of the other gifts we had to make. Not so. It was very easy and quick work. After recently buying a child's tent from target and having it fail miserably, we finally decided to give it a try. Glad we did.
Another great thing about this tent it that if one piece breaks, you only have to replace it, not trash the whole thing. It is also easy to take apart to store.

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  1. Love this so much! So many adventures await!

  2. This is so adorable. I would love to have something like this permanently up in my living room. Mostly because I'm a fan of WHAT YOU MADE BECAUSE ITS ADORABLE!!

  3. That tent is great. I think we're making some of those for our kids Christmas gifts this winter! :)

  4. My kids want to come to your camp (though we have 3 boys and a girl)! My husband has been making tents out of blankets lately and they have been thrilled. Your tent is so cute and fancy, they would be over the moon. Thank you for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday.

  5. Love this. And clearly so do your children. Making good memories, mama.
    Visiting from Frontier Dreams.

  6. This is wonderful! I love how portable it is too :)

  7. Love that tent ! Perfect memory maker!

  8. Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!

  9. Oh I love this idea! I wonder if I could do it? Did you add anything to the bottom of it to stop it from sliding or did it not need that?

    1. on carpet or grass it stays pretty well, but I would add a little wood strip, across the top of each side, if I were using it on a slippy service.

  10. Oh, how fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!