Sunday, August 25, 2013

Denver's Deer Blind

A few weeks ago I wrote that I was super busy working on a covert sewing project.  Well, here it is!  I made a deer blind for my grandson Denver.  I used a card table that I rescued from some one's garbage pile (it's TRUE -- one man's trash is another man's treasure!) - and it was a true blessing as I was still looking for a job and running out of unemployment benefits.  Free is good, right?!

I had purchased 5 yards of this great camo fabric and ended up using only 3 yards - so I guess there's another sewing project in my not-too-distant future.  Any how, the table measured 34" square and was in great shape except for a couple of paint stains and tears in the vinyl top -- who cares -- it's covered anyway!

I used the vinyl mesh fabric that you can use for beach tote bags, to make the 'door' and 3 windows.


The side windows have peekaboo flaps:

The rear window is bigger than the sides -- improved ventilation if it gets too warm for him.  I sewed two buttonholes in the fabric flap and two buttons toward the top of the back wall so it can be buttoned up, like you see here:

Denver's 2nd birthday isn't until next Saturday but I took his gifts out to him week before last, when I babysat.  At first he wasn't sure what it was or what to do with it, but with a little coaxing from his dad, he went in, came back out for some toys, and went back in again.  Success!  Mike couldn't believe I made it from scratch.  Buddy, where did you think I was going to find something like this??!!  Truly one of a kind.

I love when I put my sewing machine and brain together for fun projects.  Almost as much as I love Denver!

3 comments:

Eddie said...

Love it. Great job, Suzanne.

Renee said...

Suzanne,
You never cease to amaze me!
I know he'll get great use using his imagination as well! xoxoxo

Suzanne said...

Thank you, thank you. Denver's nana thinks I should mass produce these!