By Chrissy the Hyphenated
I’m so excited by this! When the first cousin in this branch of the clan was born, I made one of my fancy schmancy play pads. But a family only needs one of those, so for the second cousin, I commissioned this super sturdy log cabin.
The artist was selling a variation I liked, but I had ideas, like changing the top board from pointy to flat. I figure … kids are GOING to climb on the thing. Might as well make it just that little bit safer, maybe spare the folks a trip or two to the ER for head CTs.
I also had him put a sealant on the bottom. The stain he used is safe for kids, but doesn’t seal in the wood’s natural acidity. It’s a heavy piece and was likely to sit on a carpeted floor, in one spot, for years at a time. The acid would ruin the carpet.
The artist told me when we were done that he liked my ideas so much, he was incorporating them into his regular line. :o)
Over the next couple of years’ holidays, we splurged on this line of sturdy wooden doll house furniture, appliances and a car or two.
I am SO TICKLED to see our Lil Buzz enjoying it all!