Monday, February 06, 2017

Fire Truck for Little Guy



When a 4 year old little boy, who calls you Nana wants a fire truck bed, you find a way to make that happen.


His mom, my second oldest daughter, knew he wanted a firetruck bed but didn't want to make the one he saw on Pinterest.

Erin asked me if I thought I could make a curtain for the bottom part of his new brown wooden bunk bed.  The bed is lofted now with an entire play area under the bunk.

Well, I went to Google Images for a Firetruck and sketched out this .  I did put his name on the sketch and firetruck but I have taken it off of all pictures.  

A trip to Joann's to get the fabric and exact measurement for the bed, I started cutting and sewing.  

Here is some close ups.   I used a flower planter for the tires and used a couple layers of 
Pellon SF-101 to help stiffen the tires.  The stripe is white cotton with a layer of SF-101 to prevent the red showing through.

Speaking of the red, it is a cotton will, a nice weight for the curtain.  The windows are a vinyl and gray cotton for the front bumper, door handles, etc.  

My last step was to embroidery a sign for the door.


My firetruck finished and waiting for grommets.



Now a recap of his reaction when seeing his new bed.  He jumped up and down, dove under the curtain and then figured out there was two parts so he could easily go in and out the middle.

After checking it all out, he put on his Fireman coat and hat and proceeded to rescue all who needed help. In fact, the family had to eat dinner in the "firetruck"!




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28 comments:

  1. Awesome, he will remember that for the reSt of his life!

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    1. Thanks so much, they put in a playing steering wheel on the inside and now he can drive his firetruck

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  2. Awesome, he will remember that for the reSt of his life!

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  3. Oh what fun he's going to have! One of my grandson's "needed" a cape with a hood just so for a Star Wars character he enjoys dressing up as and playing with his friends. I rarely have sewing time now that we adopted and have a little one, but I used his sketch, found a pattern to modify and immediately made the cape. I completely understand your happiness at making your grandson his firetruck! I hope you got tons of pics!

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    1. Isn't it wonderful to see how excited they are. Congratulations on the adoption.

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  4. So lovely of you to make the little mans dreams come true nanna!

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    1. Thanks, he sure does love it and his smile makes it all worthwhile!

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  5. Really wonderful. What a terrific Nana you are! And you have amazing talent to pull that all together from your head. Plus, think of the bonus of having all the messes hidden behind the fire-truck curtain. Sounds like a win/win for all.

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    1. You are right, the curtain can hide many messes and it will be so easy for him to clean his room now! Thanks so much.

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  6. Amazing & so cute !!! Lucky guy & lucky Grandma to make & spend time with him !!

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    1. Thanks, it really looks good in his room. I love being with my two grandsons, this one lives in the same town which is very nice.

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  7. This is so awesome! What a lucky kiddo to have such a talented grandma!

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  8. My Grandson Charlie would kill for this. His Dad is a fireman and he's in love with anything firetrucks. It's adorable. Greatest Grandma ever.

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    1. Oh, your grandson would love this. Thanks so much

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  9. That is so stinking cute! I know he will love it. Good job.

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    1. Thank you and he does love it.

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  10. This is so cute- what a great idea! You definitely hit the jackpot with this!

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    1. Thanks Ann, he does love playing in his firetruck

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  11. You are the best of Grandmothers! This is fabulous!

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    1. Oh, Irene, thanks so much.

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  12. That's adorable!

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  13. What a lucky little boy!

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    1. Thanks, he sure does love it!

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  14. What a lucky little boy!

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