Since it has been soooo hot and humid here..oh and did I mention we don't have air-conditioning... I wanted to make a small place for Yashar to play in and where I could read books with him in the coolest part of the apartment. This happens to be in an area near our front door where there are no windows letting the sun coming.
I wanted to make it an inviting little corner, but just using things we already had at home. And so this little space was born. I took a spare little mattress that we had (from the horrible and totally unsafe cot we had when we first arrived (needless to say, this cot is no longer in use!). I covered it in one of the simple white sheets that are so common here - they have such a nice pattern/texture to them. I ended up folding it in half and sewing up two of the sides (thus just leaving an opening on the side facing the wall) to help the cover stay in place while Yashar plays.
I also made two new cushions to laze around on. One from the material from a long top I was taking up and another from dress I was taking up. The dress was meant to be an ankle length maxi dress I think, but on me it came to this weird length. I loved the material so much that it became a cushion straight away!
Then all that was needed was a few more cushions we had around the place (remember the Summery Cushion?), some toys, a boy who loves books and a wonderful little sister of mine to read to him.
P.S. My Summer Sale for the Light Garden shop ends tomorrow.