Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A castle for the unicorn

For Addy's birthday, she received a cute unicorn pillow pet pee-wee (like the originals, but smaller!) from a good friend. Addy has wanted a pillow pet ever since they popped up everywhere last year, so this was a really special surprise for her.
Soon after the party Addy tried to explain to me that her unicorn needed a castle. I think she might have been confused by another brand of stuffed toy that was a unicorn that folded up into a castle? Either way, I thought it made sense for the unicorn to have a castle. If only I had the ambition to create a castle pattern. ;)
Instead, I remembered this min-tent pattern that I had bookmarked a few months ago. Plus I had some castle with a little imagination, we have a castle-tent!
 I added a "drawbridge" which closed with the help of a little velcro.
 I over-estimated the size of the mini-tent (emphasis on the mini!), but unicorn does fit. We'll just have to keep her away from the powdered sugar donuts. ;)
 I added my label to the back.
 Here's the tent all closed up, with unicorn safely tucked inside!
Fabric is Castle Peeps by Lizzy House. (Did you catch the castle people inside the tent? You can see them best in the first picture.) The finished tent measures about 11" square at the base.
The tutorial calls for faucet connectors to use as tent poles. I sent Matt for those, and he came back with something slightly different. It seems to be working well, though!


Shelley said...

Cutest thing EVER! Love it!

JuliePickles said...

Oh my, that is incredibly cute! What a great mom you are! And how clever, using the castle peeps fabric. Thanks for linking that tutorial, I know a few kids who would LOVE to have one of these, each that is. Great job!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Wow, I'm super impressed. This is adorable. What detail!

Amber said...

This is amazing! I'm so impressed by how fast you whips these gems up too! Your girl is so lucky.

Kristie said...

W-O-W!! Mom of the year, right there!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Your tent is fantastic, what a great progect for this fabric! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I think I may have to make a couple of these for my cats.

felicity said...

WOW indeed! Good thing Gwendolyn doesn't know how to work the computer. This would be on my TO DO NOW IF NOT SOONER list fo sho. I love love it.


Yet again something really cool to look at!
The first thing I thought was, My neurotic siamese cat would make your tent home in a second!!!
Happy Birthday Abby.
Cheers Nic

Anonymous said...

So cute. It made me giggle a little. Say, who makes your tags??

Kerry_Kid Giddy said...

I love the added drawbridge! When I am all done wrapping up lose ends on my book - I want to make a blog post of all these little additions and modifications people are making to my Mini Tent tutorial. Let me know if you are interested in being included! It looks great! And thanks for linking the tutorial! - Kerry

Kerry_Kid Giddy said...

(loose ends). lol!