Friday, April 27, 2012

Give Me Shelter


One of my favorite scenes from a movie took place inside a house-tent in The Royal Tenenbaums.  Richie and Margot sat listening to "She Smiled Sweetly" by The Rolling Stones and shared a real moment. It was an illuminated hideaway in their otherwise chaotic childhood home.  I think I've secretly wanted a little tent in my house ever since.  Fast forward 11 years.  My son Wylie has the tiniest shoe box of a room.  It holds a crib, a small dresser and wardrobe.  It's never been a place for him to hang out. His birthday is today and I presented him with his very own little teepee tent for his room.  I've been working on it all week. It's made from eco-felt, dowels and twine. I tried my hand at a little hand textile design using an oil based fabric pen  I'll put up a tutorial update to this post soon. For now, here's some more pictures...





6 comments:

  1. this is wonderful! We recently made tents in our living room for our grandchildren. This would have been great. hugs

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  2. awwww... so nice!! me and my sister, we were making out house-tend from blankets and sheets! we were able to spend whooole day inside of the house-tend! :)

    T.

    http://at-tickos.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm looking for the tutorial for this teepee. Were the instructions included in a different post? Thanks for any info!

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  4. This is adorable! I, too, was wondering if there is a tutorial available? Thanks!

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  5. Hi guys, I made the teepee using a pattern from the book "Growing Up: Sew Liberated". I think it's best to just direct you there, as I don't want to publish her patterns online without permission. It was pretty straight forward for a beginning seamstress...definitely well loved.

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