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little tent

Someone I know turned five years old last week.  Emily and I made her cake together. We took a family vacation for most of the week and did so many fun things together: canoeing, Chuck E. Cheese, tubing, even Valley Fair.

As part of Emily’s birthday present, we made her this tent!  My husband and Natalie made the frame and then that night I made the cover.  They used Cakies‘ tutorial for a DIY A-frame tent with a slight modification.  I requested a brace across the base of the tent so it wouldn’t collapse with all the bumping and fooling around.  It’s perfect.  I even had the perfect Ikea fabric already in my stash.

We had fun, the vacation went fast, but we had a great time.  I was able to unplug from the computer and instagram and blogging.  It felt really good to not know where my phone was. Now onward!

Also, I had a little interview over at Janome.com last week!

25 thoughts on “little tent

  1. Rossie says:

    They are so cute! And the tent is awesome!

  2. Pam says:

    prettiest cake ever ! and i love the tent xo

  3. Mama Deborah says:

    Happy birthday and beautiful cake and tent.

  4. Eva says:

    that cake looks delicious ;o)

  5. Jenny says:

    cake looks divine, and tent is adorable.

  6. Katy Cameron says:

    Perfect gift, and how nice the rest of you all got in on the making action! happy birthday Emily :o)

  7. mle says:

    Happy Birthday to Emily! My son’s 5th birthday is in 3 weeks, so exciting!

  8. Cute cake…and cute tent! My baby girl just turned five too…the time has flown by 🙂

  9. Happy Birthday! What a great tent! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  10. Madalynne says:

    happy birthday Emily! That cake looks delish!

  11. DKB says:

    Sounds like a great week. My 5yo wants a party at Chuck E Cheese for her next bday.

  12. Dahlia says:

    Awww! It’s been awhile since I’ve stalked you here 😉 Your girls are just beautiful – and happy (late) birthday to Emily, sure sounds like the best week for her! Love you all!!

  13. Love it, and I’ve always thought that a stay would be needed in our household too!!

  14. I love all these photos but every time I see that cake I keep thinking, what a great cake! Belated happy birthday!

  15. amandajean says:

    happy belated birthday to your adorable Emily! 5 is such a great age! LOVING the tent. The bottom supports are such a great idea. Love that you used your stashed fabric for it, too.

    hope you have a fantastic last weekend of summer! xo

  16. Jake says:

    Janome huh? Very impressive!

  17. Delia says:

    Adorable! I love this so much. Happy Birthday to Emily too!

  18. Emily says:

    So fun! Happy birthday Emily! Love the tent!

  19. what a great family-made gift!

  20. totally just gave our 3yr old a teepee for her bday. love them!

  21. Cindy says:

    What a great looking tent- Love it!! And that cake looks yummy!! Happy Belated Birthday to Emily! I hope the interview went well!:)

  22. Erin says:

    the tent is awesome! my kids would love that… showing the hubs STAT! Happy Birthday to your girl 🙂

  23. chris says:

    Hooray for a happy birthday. Hoping she’s enjoyed that tent a lot!

  24. Cute tent. I saw the tutorial on Cakies too. I have attempted a tepee a few times but it never looks quite as good as others I see this seems easier to follow.

    Take Care
    Nicolette

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