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« on: December 24, 2006 10:56:41 AM »

....and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for the Momma frantically trying to get all of the Christmas crafts done on time.  Grin

I finally got the puppet theatre quilt done for my daughter.  It's meant to hang in a doorway, and can be rolled up and stored away.  I thought It was a genius, original idea, but have since discovered that it actually already exists elsewhere.  Ah well, I'm not as creative as I thought!

Open curtains:

Close curtains:

Close-up of my crummy, frantic, rushed quilting:

I also got my son's car playquilt finished....in one night.  The background was meticulously pieced with curvy pieces that required me to pin the hell out of them.  I went slightly mad while working on it, and also dipped into the rum a little. Wink

The stockings were hung by the chimey with care.... (these were last year's project - quilted stockings, hand-quilted with a snowflake design that of course doesn't show well in my crummy photos - but I've never posted them, so what the heck).

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2006 11:02:02 AM »

The puppet theater is an ingenious idea. I've never seen it else where. Anyways, I love all the stuff. I'm in the same crafting situation. (Don't ask why I'm looking at craftster instead of crafting, I don't know)

« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2006 11:06:25 AM »

Well I thing that the puppet curtain is BRILLIANT.  And it's better than store bought. It's Beautiful. Lucky kid. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2006 11:07:08 AM »

The puppet theatre is a WONDERFUL idea!  It is just beautiful.

And I love the stockings. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2006 11:09:19 AM »

gorgeous! the puppet theater is a great idea! Grin

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2006 11:47:18 AM »

Absolutely beautiful! That puppet theater quilt is so unique and creative! I'd never seen it before

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2006 05:40:31 PM »

Those stockings are amazing - if only I hadn't spent so much time cross-stitching stockings before we got married.............

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2006 06:11:22 PM »

I'm in awe of the pupet theatre quilt!  It's the type of thing I'd like to be making someday for future neices/nephews and offspring.  Is there some type of curtain rod?  If you don't mind sharing your secret, how do you get the curtains to be movable?

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2006 08:16:48 PM »

I used dowels on the top and middle (under the opening to support it, otherwise it bulges a tad).  They're slipped into pockets that I sewed on the back, and can be removed if the quilt needs to be washed.

The curtains are sewed in place along the top.  I toyed with the idea of  slipping them onto a piece of covered wire so they could slide open and closed, but it seemed too tedious.  They pull back, and are fastened by buttons on the front, and a ribbon loop that comes from the back and slips over the buttons.

I didn't have time to finish them, but I have different scenes that will velcro onto the back (tree scene, underwater scene, castle, etc), and the puppets will slip up from underneath them so that the kids can do themed shows. Smiley

The theatre was actually quite easy to make.  I did it over the course of two days.
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2006 08:26:19 PM »

I need to be a furiously sewing mom right now, but being on here is much more fun.   Wink I'm glad I am now because that is seriously the most wonderful puppet theatre ever. Your playquilt is lovely too, and the stocking. Looking at the puppet theatre though, wow. You are so inspiring, all of it. Alright time to go make stuff.

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