Pinterest is a blessing and a curse, isn’t it?! A blessing because you can find ideas for just about anything you may want to do – a curse for, well, DITTO!
For my granddaughter’s 4th birthday, I decided I’d try a doorway theater. Penny loves puppets and she loves performing and it would be EASY! Wouldn’t it?
After perusing the options endlessly for several months, the birthday loomed only a couple weeks off and the moment of truth had arrived. After looking over the tutorials and instructions for several of the simpler choices, I opted for one with banners of fabric flags decorating the front – well, I have all that fabric, after all! As usual, I sort of made up the pattern as I went along – I had an idea in my little pea brain of how it would go together and it mostly worked the way I planned . . . The good news is that 4 year olds are VERY forgiving when it comes to things like that!
Then I thought P should have some new puppets to go with her new theater, so back to the tutorials. I absolutely LOVED this set of ‘Old MacDonald’ puppets, and thought BRIEFLY about attempting to make them.
Here’s a link to that tutorial, if you’re braver than I! http://zitzmanfam.blogspot.com/2010/09/old-macdonald-puppet-tutorial-and.html
It was tempting – I could just picture Penelope belting out ‘EEI EEI O’ with her little farmer and his animals, but then I sobered up. I mean, REALLY? I’m going to sew about 100 teeny tiny parts together front AND back on these puppets??? In a week? Not.
Back to the tutorials, where I found this:
You can find the free patterns here: http://www.fynesdesigns.com/disney-princess-puppets-free-pattern/
No sew! Princesses! Brilliant! Okay, I haven’t gotten there yet, but I think I will – I think I will – I think I will.