Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our homemade Hammock




Today was surprisingly warm for Winter. Olivia came up with the idea of making a hammock. She just felt like lying in the Sun. So, along with the help of John we set about making one that would hold us all. Well, it turned out really nicely. We all had a turn including our little dog Beanie and Lavender the chicken

14 comments:

Beth said...

I love your hammock! How did you do it? Bravo! You are having fun raising your children in a creative home, and the fun doesn't stop as they get older. It gets more and more interesting. I have a 22 and 19 year old in addition to the little one. We spend a lot of time together being creative in the kitchen. The 22 year old is a chef, and the 19 year old has studied pastry (and might major in neurobiology!) Our house is a mess of ideas, projects, and creativity, and it is fascinating watching these young people stir up the place with all of their vitality and power to make things a new and individual way! So good for your daughter coming up with such a great idea, good for you for helping her realize it. She is surely already feeling her power to make and change the world.

Beth said...

I love the hammock! It looks like everyone is enjoying it. One of these days I'll have to get one made for our pine trees.

Tammy said...

Oh isn't that cute! lol!!!!! I love that the chicken and dog got to sit in the hammock, too. These photos kind of remind me of Kayla carrying her kitty around in the dolly sling. It's so nice when they think to include their little pet friends, too. :)

Tan Family said...

What a beautiful hammock! I've never seen one quite like this. I love it. :)

Inoureyes said...

I might have to have a go at making one of these, have any tips?

renee said...

How cozy, and pretty too. I would like to try that some time, but don't know how I would be confident we wouldn't collapse!

Kelly said...

Oh Suzanne, your hammock turned out magnificently! Love the fabric. And we especially love the picture of Olivia in the hammock with Lavender. Such beautiful pictures. What a grat place to stare at the trees, and the sky and to dream away. Have a lovely weekend!

Linda said...

What a lovely hammock Su, I would love, love, love to have one but my trees are too far apart :) Livy looks so happy and content...

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend,

Warmly

Linda

suzanne said...

Hello Dear Friends

I am happy you all like our Hammock. I am sure you have all had the experience where very bright and early in the morning, some little body remembers that a Hammock has been made and there is a dart for the door to have the first turn. Well, I had that today....A hammock is a peaceful place to rest..

Have a wonderful weekend

Warm regards
Suzanne

gardenmama said...

I love to see the creativity in your home, isn't it lovely to have the little ones at home where they can imagine and create to their hearts content! What a lovely hammock, how wonderful you crafted this yourself!

Lisa said...

I love your hammock!! We have an old one from Mexico that we always take camping with us. The kids love it! Yours looks great!!!!!!!
Have a great week!

Tania said...

Gotta love a Chook with a hammock habit!

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

how great! we need one of those!

SuzyQSparkles said...

I am also a homeschooling mom and have been learning about the Waldorf methodologies. I am about to move 650 miles, but first, after our home-furnishings and boxes leave in a moving van on Sunday, I am going to take my sons (5 & 7) on an adventure. We are in Wyoming now, and going to Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, Mt Rushmore, Denver, and wherever else the wind blows us. The biggest concern I have is my back has been injured twice recently. I came up with the idea of a hammock and bought one. Now that I have it, I see how simple it is and think "I should have just made it". Well, I still have my two boys, so I just got the idea to make theirs using bedsheets (we have a set they don't really use anymore). I thought it was fun to see yours and it looks like you used a sheet.

I'll have to stop back by (once we settle into our new place in New Mexico) and learn a bit from you about Waldorf schooling.

All the best!

Suzy :)