cubby love

We are preparing for a rainy Sunday here.  Rainy days often involve cubby houses at our place.   I have been searching for some inspiration so I am well armed tomorrow when the heavens open and my boys start climbing the walls.

If you are short on space, this ladder tent is a fab solution!  These happy little campers have used some fab IKEA fabric however an old sheet would do just fine.

ladder tent

 

How about a winter makeover for your sun shelter?  They make a fab indoor cubby and pop up in just a second.  Yay.

 

 

cubby sun shelter

 

Make a project of it and create your own tent with some PVC pipe and a tablecloth!  You can follow the tutorial right here

cubby pipe tentIf you’d rather someone else did all the making, visit our friends at Banana J Creations.  They have adorable tee pees available in all kinds of designs, colours and fabrics.

cubby teepees

And if all else fails, throw your biggest blankie over the lounge or dining room table, jump inside with the kids, snuggle up and enjoy!

 

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fun stuff – crochet playground

I can’t crochet.  I can’t knit, and I can’t really sew unless we count the turtle cushion I made in Year 8 Home Economics class (yes, I am that old).

If I could crochet, this would totally (like, totally) be my next project.  A crochet playground!  How amazing is it?

images courtesy of playscapes.com

Terribly talented Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is the artist behind this incredible Rainbow Net playground at the Hakone Sculpture Park, Japan. The idea for the crochet playscape happened by accident, after Toshiko observed two little kids interacting with a crochet art installation she had on exhibit.

For the moment, I might just try a crochet square coaster … or maybe a scarf …

 

nooks for books (and their owners)

There is a saying that “children are made readers on the laps of their parents” but I’m thinkin’ these little reading nooks would give mum and dad’s laps a run for their money.

All different in style but each with its own quirky features we love every one of them.  Which one is your favourite?

image courtesy of ohdeedoh.com

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of apartmenttherapy.com

image courtesy of apartmenttherapy.com

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And whilst we are on the subject of reading (see what I did there?) how about this for a little weekend project.  IKEA (yes, them again) spice racks transformed with some paint and clever placement on the wall (or chest of drawers) make THE perfect book shelf.

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image courtesy of blogs.babble.com

Happy reading.