My goal for yesterday was to make the linens for my daughter's doll bed and I'm pleased to report that I made my goal and then some!
I started pulling out fabrics to create the blanket and was preparing for a semi-complicated process. I had chosen some pieces, none that I was too gaga over but would do, when I pulled out a matching set of these sort of strange embroidered pillowcases I got a year or two ago at a garage sale. DING! A light went off in my head! I checked the size and yup, nearly perfect for the little bed with very little tweaking needed. I love that!
All I had to do was lay a piece of batting inside the pillowcase, fold over the decorative top, and stitch it down. Voila! Doll blanket!
Using half of the second pillowcase and a piece of leftover carpet pad, I made a mattress to fit the bed. That still left me enough material to make a little pillow, and I still have one whole panel of the embroidery to play with. (and what is up with the orange poodle and roses anyway?)
I saved so much time with this project I was able to finish a little friend to tuck in under the blanket.
My daughter loves owls so it seemed like a good choice. He's made of all recycled materials - wool from coats and sweaters, a scrap of upholstery fabric, and some corduroy pants. I stuffed him with wool and lavender so he smells nice too.
The paint on the bed is still drying so I'll post a pic of it with the linens tomorrow.
Today I'll be working on this...
My helper is enjoying this task because she gets to build castles while mom carves.
After this I have just one more project to finish and then presents to wrap and cookies to bake. After that? I'm taking a break. (and it is much needed)