Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Card Table Cottage

I have looked at a lot of antique stores for a cheap, old, sturdy card table. (new ones aren't as nice and solid) They all seem to cost too much for making a card table house. Last week Bobbi cleaned out the garage at their house and there it was...and old, sturdy card table...FREE!
I snagged that baby right out of the pile of junk for the dump.
It isn't pretty but, hey, I am just going to put a cover on it. 
So I set to work sewing the cover together out of canvas. I made a couple errors on the corners but gussets and darts are a wonderful sewing invention. 
My original plan was to appliqué the designs on the sides but then I thought..."It's canvas, I paint and that would be so much easier!!" So after wrestling with just a flower pot on the front porch of it I switched to drawing and painting the rest of the stuff on. I did sew a slit in the mailbox so that kids could deliver mail to Card Table Cottage.
Front "porch"
Around to the side of the house on the left. 
The "backyard".
Around the side on the right. As of this morning I didn't know what kind of dog I wanted to paint on this side but when I found out that my sister Jenny's beloved 17 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Buzz, had passed away yesterday I decided to do a memorial to him. 
I am so pleased with how it turned out. I think the kids will have fun with it. If not I may camp out in it myself...


  1. Oh my gosh! My kids would've loved this when they were little! Obviously, we lived much too far away from Aunt Patti. :)

  2. Just the best! We lived in ours as kids, flimsy muslin thing that it was. �� Love this, and the Buzz touch is awesome, thank you!