Crafting a play canopy for my daughter


Perhaps baby brain is over, because I suddenly have energy for more. This is my first craft project since I was pregnant with my daughter in 2017. And I LOVED every moment of it. I’d forgotten how soothing and addictive and rewarding crochet can be.

I’m making this as the top of a canopy over her bed. I started with a hula hoop, tore strips of calico to wrap around the hoop. Then gradually this crochet doily grew until it filled the circle.

As she gazes up into her canopy this will be her view. I hope it will gradually gather some fairy lights and feathers, and be a space for make believe, treasures and dreamy afternoons.