Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chester's play date

Several months ago I saw fireplace on a blog that I fell in love with. I don't remember the lady's blog but if you know who it is, email me and I will be glad to give her credit. Anyway she had a ladder and gameboard on her fireplace and I loved it.

Then my friend Nancy, from http://www.stitchesnstrokes.blogspot.com/ posted some gameboards she made on her blog and I fell in love with this particular gameboard. So she told me that the stencil is from wwww.homesteadstencilco.com. But I needed a larger gameboard to coincide with my ladderback chair ladder that I made.
So Friday night while Chester was having a play date jammin' with his friends, I finished a gameboard that I had made larger with a frame around it and added a faux rusty star in the middle. I just love the way this turned out. I might add that I wasted three boards making the frame. I'm just not very good at that yet.LOL
So I have decorated my fireplace to display memories of my family.
On the right hand side is my oldest daughter's baby onesie displayed on a paper mache dress form. I put the checkerboard behind that with a doll that I received from a swap beside it.
On the left hand side is my younger daughter's girl scout book and sash displayed on the ladder and behind the ladder. Beside that is my Mom's doll that my Grandmother bought her the last Christmas she was alive. That was Laura Kay's favorite toy to play with at her Nanny's. Her first walking shoes lay in front.
In the middle is a digital frame that I hope to download pictures on soon of my entire family. And around them are figurines that Laura Kay, Brenda and Brittany have bought me for different Christmas's. I love my fireplace now. See what you think.
Chester's play date.

My playdate

So needless to say, I have strongly encouraged Chester to have another playdate so I can finish the bottome part of my fireplace with no interruptions.LOL Until next time...


Carol said...

I think you did a great job! A very nice way to remember people places and things!

NancyD said...

I think that BOTH play dates look like lots of fun :) Wonderful job! Wish I'd done mine like that...next time...will you cut the border for me?? Please??? ;)

yorkie's primitives said...

If you come and get it, I will cut it.LOLOLOL.