I'll be adding to this post in future, but Typepad is not letting me get more photos on here, and it's eating my text.
Hopefully it'll be working for me tomorrow...
This is the puppet theater I made based on directions in Amy Karol's book Bend the Rules Sewing. I used half of a thrifted sheet to save on some seam stitching, and I replaced her curtain ties with buttons and elastic loops. The casings for the dowels were made with blanket binding, one on the front to make a visual base for the window, seen here with curtains tucked in. Not the best pic, but the puppeteer is sure a doll.