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« on: December 05, 2008 11:05:33 AM »

I received Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol (angry chicken) for Christmas last year and I love the awesome kid stuff.  As we have no kidlets yet, my niece and nephews are the recipient of these frequent crafty urges. 

My niece is 5 and LOVES pink, her brother is 2 and loves everything.  Since this is a joint gift, I went for a gender-neutral palette.  I keep finding myself drawn to Alexander Henry fabrics without realizing it (bought a few more prints last night in fact).  It has a tension rod in the top to adjust to most doorways and it rolls up for storage in a matching case.  I added a marquee to the case (not part of the original instructions) using printable fabric.  And yes, that is ball fringe (Amy's suggestion and I have to say I love it!).

Without further ado....

Harris Puppet Theater

I have no WIP photos, so you'll have to settle for DH's ode to Jack Nicholson

with curtains closed

action shot

with matching case

close-up of marquee

Thanks for looking and don't forget to vote!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008 12:59:35 PM »

I LOVE this and so will they! I was planning on making a puppet theater for my daughter (not yet 1 year old) in a few years out of a refridgerator box or something but I think this is better! I hope you popped together some puppets for them so they can put on a show after dinner!

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008 04:41:59 PM »

This seriously *rocks my socks*! You did such a fantabulous job, it looks great and every detail is wonderful (especially the adjustable rod at the top, very convenient). Your DH fully cracks me up, by the way.  Cheesy You have a VERY luck niece and nephew!

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008 08:54:04 PM »

I really like this! I'm making puppets for my 3 year old niece for Christmas, and this would be a great addition to the package. Thank you!
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008 01:02:14 PM »

I LOVE IT! I always wanted one of these as a young one. 

Just curious, why is it called a "Harris Theater" ?

« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008 03:31:05 PM »

Thanks everyone!  It's called Harris Theater because that's their last name (Harris, not Theater).  Cheesy  Their first names were too long to fit so I went with the last name. 

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2008 09:36:08 AM »

This is so wonderful.  When I was about 5 my brother made me a puppet theater for Christmas and I really loved it - I know your niece and nephew will too!

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008 06:27:37 PM »

A puppet theater is one of the projects I did not get to for christmas and Bend the Rules Sewing was on my wishlist for Christmas that I did not get.  Maybe I will get it for myself and THEN make the puppet theater!
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009 06:26:46 PM »

Here's an action shot with the niece and nephew from Christmas morning.  Smiley


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