Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Covered Wagon

You might remember this wagon from over here.

Now it is new and improved.

I had a reader comment that our wagon would be perfect if it had some cover for shade.

After using it a few times, I had to agree.

We went for the covered wagon look. The kiddos were quite amused by it.

It was really a life savor when that wind started kickin' in and blowing sand in our eyes. Baby was perfectly comfortable and having a wonderful time in her wagon. No wind or sun could dampen her day.

Biggest sister wasn't near as interested in the wagon that day as the beautiful, stick filled, sandy beaches (I'm kind of being sarcastic, by the way). That's as good as the beach gets around here. We won't mention the temperature of the water. But how I wish it was crystal clear blue water. It would have served my pictures better.

To make the cover, I simply used a rectangular piece of duck cloth, and sewing casings into each side. After threading the rope through the casing it was tied onto the wagon and held up by some supports that handy husband made.

And now I can say, our wagon is perfect. Couldn't love it more.

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Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Cami, I read your title and burst into laughter because a "covered wagon" is how we call someone passing gas in bed and then pulling the covers over the other person's head so they are stuck inside the... smell. Not that we do that or anything ;)

Yours is so much more pleasant!!! It is actually a really, really good idea!! Great photos. I need to get some of those e-books. Which has helped the most?

Monica said...

I love your little wagon! I thought it was perfect before but now it is even cuter. You should do a fun pioneer day parade activity with the girls with the wagon like that. I bet it would be super cute and fun for them.

Just Jaime said...

Very cute!

Elena said...

So cute, great for my little one.

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

what a great idea!!!

raising4princesses said...

I'm reading Little House in the Big Woods with my girls and this reminds me of that era. Thanks so much for posting. It is just darling.
I just started a link party on my blog today and I'd be honored if you had time to link this up! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2011/08/t-time-21-and-link-up.html

Erica @ Doodles and Doilies said...

I love this! What a great way to provide some shade. I can't wait to make this. I hope you will link this up to my Delight Me party over at Doodles & Doilies!

Sachiko said...

Wow, you did such a great job on this! I love the pictures too, they are amazing!

Ruth said...

I love this idea. It looks nice and comfy for your baby.


Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Love how cute & useful this is. I'm featuring it at this week's Craftastic Monday party. Please stop by and grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking!