March 8, 2013

Cardboard cottage...

Our microwave died several weeks ago and my husband just installed a new one. 
The microwave came in a very large box which has officially become Josie's cardboard cottage.
 It's a perfect area for reading, napping and puppet shows.
 We're all looking forward to lots more creative play time this weekend.

PS.  I'm totally loving Josie's much shorter hair.  Amazing how quickly I can wash and style it!

She even reminds me of one of my favorite Mary Engelbreit's characters (Gracie).

 Happy Friday!

18 comments:

Margaret said...

Love Josie's hair and the cottage! I know that character from Mary Engelbreit and you are exactly right! Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

chris mckinley said...

I think she looks like ME's character too! I remember making forts out of appliance boxes as a kid....so much fun!!! Your little Josie is just too cute!!

chris

VintageBettys said...

Homemade forts are the best!Josie looks so happy in her little cottage :) She certainly does look like that Mary E. character...!

craftyles said...

Love Josies cottage. You're right-she could have been ME's model.

Janet said...

Josie's hair cut is adorable and she looks exactly like little Gracie now! So sweet!

✿Carol✿ said...

Using your imagination and turning a box into a cottage is more fun than a toy any day! And you are SO right, Josie totally looks like she was the inspiration for ME's sweet character!

ImagiMeri said...

My goodness she just keeps getting cuter and cuter. I hope you noticed the doll in my post. Sandy said the doll looks just like her now, and isn't that cool? I'm still working on one for Emma.

Hugs,
Meri

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your new microwave...we need one, too! the box is fun and Josie does look like Grace, doesn't she? Adorable!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- She DOES look like Gracie. I love her shorter hair, too. Isn't it sweet how much fun kids can have with a cardboard box? xo Diana

Cheryl G. said...

What a fun little cottage!
Miss Josie is adorable with her missing tooth smile and her pretty haircut!

Nellie said...

Cute, cute, cute, Kim! Oh, my! We would be absolutely lost without our microwave.:-) xo Nellie

Pam said...

She really does look like Gracie! So cute that she's playing with the box.

vintage grey said...

Josie is just the cutest and I love her cottage! So fun! The ME character does remind me of Josie! So sweet! Happy weekend!! xo Heather

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh I love this project! We don't have any appliance purchases in the near future but I am definitely going to keep my eye out for a box ! She looks just beautiful enjoying her noodles! Have a great weekend!

Lynne said...

Josie does have a resemblance to Gracie. I used to love when the ME magazine would arrive and I could cutout the paper dolls. One day I gave them all away . . . why did I ever do that!

Jodee said...

That is the perfect cottage! So cute!

Hope you have a great weekend! We survived the first night of our move!

Chenille Cottage said...

What a darling little girl your Josie is...I remember watching your video of the day long ago that you were blessed with Josie. I am so deeply moved by the love and nurturing you and your family have given her.
Blessings and Easter wishes,
Carolynn xo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
This reminded me of one of my favorite childhood play things. My Mom would set up the card table and cover it with sheets and it would become a play house, a tent, a teepee or whatever I imagined it to be and I had hours of fun playing underneath that card table...

Hugs,
Debbie