A while back I saw this fun little canopy over on the blog Sew Liberated (inspiring place, it is).
I knew I wanted one in our home and had proposed to the husband that the living room would be the perfect place. He disagreed. The idea has sat on the sidelines ever since.
Well lately we’ve been finding Ewan asleep during quiet time in this little corner of his room, right next to his treasured books. And, well, it’s never seemed very cozy.
He typically attempts to spruce it up, dragging over pillows and blankets and his still-loved sling, but I knew we could do better. And then the playsilk canopy popped back into my head.
And with a few supplies, many of which we had on hand, and about an hour assembling and hanging, Ewan has a new, cozier little space to read or snooze or what have you during quiet time.
As soon as it was hung, Ewan made himself right at home. Dragging over books and a large pillow.
Before long he was hunkered down with a good story. (Side note – how darn cute is it that he knows many of his favorite stories by heart now and recites them to himself!!!)
Right now it is in the “good enough” state. Meaning that it may or may not change. I’d like to get a larger quilting hoop for the top, right now it is held up by the largest embroidery hoop I had on hand. I’d also like to dye and put up silks that match a bit better with the decor in his room. A bean bag chair below would also be a nice touch.
We’ll see if or when any of that happens. For now, Ewan is in love with his new cozy space and I can’t wait to see him curled up in it during quiet time. There will be pictures, for sure.