So the saga of the big mouthed hammock give away continues...
It started with making a pair of tablecloth hammocks for a niece and nephew and has ballooned into 25-30 hammocks for friends and family.
Finally started making deliveries, 9 delivered to date and already the requests are rolling in for accessories.
Accessory number one, bug nets. Mom's don't want my nephews and nieces hanging without bug protection. So thanks to Fronkey, Cryptic Cricket and many others here for the inspiration, a trip to WallyWorld for the Mainstays Black Sheer Voile Curtains @ $4.98ea and the fun begins.
My engineer brother in law was not satisfied with simple seams, so off we go with flat felled seams, grosgain reinforcement at the openings, pull tabs to attach the net to the cinch buckles with a little shockcord loop and Bob's your uncle.
Well satisfied with the work, it was tested by the 7 year old and the 6'4" 300lb hammock building committee members and approved. Had to install a ridgeline on the kids hammock, 1 down, 15 more to go..argh.
And just when I thought the evening was over, the 7 year old remarks, "Unclle Peter. It's raining outside. Sure would be nice to be able to lay in my hammock right now, can you build me a shelter?"
TARPS ?!?! Are you kidding me. I'm trying to figure out a decent stuff sack and kid wants a tarp? Sigh, and it won't be just one...