Miss E has never been fond of sleeping in her crib on top of that she is a light sleeper. It doesn’t help matters that since we live in a small apartment she currently shares a room with Mr.H and I at night. Trying to sneak into bed at night has become a full on covert ops mission. Don’t be seen or heard as you sneak by to get to the missions objective i.e. our bed.
I was talking to my design guru friend “The Girl Next Door” and she suggested I put a curtain up, to give Miss E her privacy and block her view of us stealthily getting into bed. I don’t know why this hadn’t occurred to me before, but one problem was Miss E’s crib is in a weird corner that a curtain rod just wouldn’t work. After some design brain-storming I came up with a canopy hung from the ceiling, but I still needed to find a reasonably priced one for our room. I searched around and everything was either to expensive or just wasn’t what I was looking for, so being the recovering craft supply hoarder still with a secret stash I decided to give in and craft!!!
After a few hot glue gun burns and half a bottle of wine, I’m fairly happy with the results. The best part of this project was the cost… $6.00. After a quick trip to the dollar store we found a couple adorable daisy bouquets for a $1 each, then of to the sewing store to pick up a embroidery hoop and we were all set. I re-purposed some old Ikea curtains ( 3 to be exact) two to hang on the largehoop and one which I cut and gathered for the smaller top hoop. The whole project took about an hour to assemble, it probably took me longer to hang it, then to make it. Finding the right drill bit and ceiling anchors, well let’s just say we’ve got some serious declutter bugging to do around here.
So far Miss E likes it only when she’s awake. She love to sit in her crib now and play peek-a-boo rather then sleep, but what can you do. The cat on the other hand is all about naps in his own private tent.