Look at the big smiles from the whole family while standing in front of the shed my father had recently finished building in our back yard. It wasn't just a shed - it was a large shed with windows and a peaked roof on a cement slab. The siding and roof matched our home and the final touch? The house address with a "1/2" added after it.
I gotta tell you - I dreamed of that shed being my own personal little house away from home. A nice little place to call my own where I could have the freedom and privacy every teenager dreams of.
You know, ever since I was in second grade I've wanted a playhouse. I went to my friend's house after school and we had a tea party in her very own play house! It had a living room and kitchen complete with a sink and cabinets and was filled with furniture just our size.
Not gonna lie - I coveted that little play house and when my husband built our shed I seriously asked if he could build a separate one for me too. Not gonna lie - he said I was nuts...ah well, it was worth a try.
But wouldn't that have been a cool place to store patterns and fabrics - provided I could have figured out a way to keep the mice out - kind of like my own little mini-fabric store.
Speaking of patterns and fabrics - I did indeed sew the top and skirt I'm wearing in this 1970s Easter photo.