Thanks for all your lovely words in response to this post. I left a reply in the comments there as well.
I was reminded recently by this post that I’ve been meaning to make one of these doorway puppet theaters for a while. I first saw one in a sewing book, and since then I’ve seen them in some toy catalogs (most recently at Magic Cabin).
It was a great way to use up all that felt that was leftover from my brother-in-law’s homemade poker table. (People seem to think I run a half-way house for craft supplies. “What should we do with these leftovers? Why, give them to Sara, of course!” Not that I mind! Not in the least!)
I simply measured the doorway, cut the felt (I love felt — no edges to finish!), and folded the top edge over a couple of inches to sew a case for the tension rod. I cut another square of blue felt to make the opening sturdier and to make some theater “curtains.” The letters are made from red fleece — I like the way fleece looks kind of puffy.
Inexpensive, easy, and a big hit!