We returned home from our camping adventure/music festival extraordinaire yesterday. I'm going to write an entire post about how camping went (it unexpectedly rained the first 24 hours!), what we did to make the festival comfortable for baby (her earphones worked great!), and more.
It's official: Ada is now a hippie-child. And we'll certainly be trekking to more festivals in the near future. We may even go to another one -- in my hometown, featuring bluegrass -- later this summer.
Today, I've been entirely spent from sleeping outdoors, walking all day long, packing/unpacking/laundry, etc. So, I'm going to share with you some awesome things I found while mindlessly wandering the internets this morning.
Now that Ada is nearing her first birthday, I have visions of dollhouses and play-kitchens dancing around my head. Here are some of my favorite things I'd like to recreate in the near future:
I love this idea, from Land of Nod, to convert a bookcase into a playhouse! Just a couple colorful pieces of "wallpaper" and you're set! Way less labor intensive than other projects I've come across.
Along the same theme, it'd be cool to paint these wooden dolls to make family members. You can buy a family of 3 already done up for $50+ -- but this unfinished bunch is under $10!
Who doesn't love a play kitchen? I had one, and it was one of my favorite toys as a tot. There are some great projects out there. I like this one because it's simple, earthy looking, and it was a mere $30!
I desperately want to find some time to learn to sew better. These toddler harem pants made from upcycled shirt sleeves are too adorable. And they look simple enough for even the novice, like me!
Diana (Frontyard Foodie) knows I'm slightly obsessed with these reusable "paper" towels. I would love to make my own version at some point -- we go through tea towels and, yes, paper towels like crazy over here.
There are tons more. Like, I think I am going to do an entire post devoted to playhouses -- tents, teepees, and pop-ups. There are so many adorable projects and options! I would love to come up with something unique for Ada -- but it seems with Pinterest, EVERYTHING has been done.
What are some of your favorite DIY projects for babies/children? I'd love to pour over some more of them!
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