Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Something Different -- Doll house furniture!

I discovered something about myself yesterday.....I have more patience than I thought I had!!  Reason being --- I was able to put together a "Queen" sized bed for dollhouse people!  My daughter and I recently checked out Tiny Treasures - Amazing Miniatures  You Can Make (American Girl Library), and I promised her we would make some of the projects together this week for her dollhouse.  I envisioned making the simple braided rug out of embroidery floss, but my daughter wanted a little more complicated project (this bed) to be the first project.
Have to admit it was a lot of fun to make,and we are both MORE THAN PLEASED with the way it turned out! 
Here's a view from above with the bed spread open so you can see the flat bottom sheet underneath.
A view of her Melissa and Doug dollhouse people laying on top the bed so you can see it's more than adequate!
While I can't tell you exactly how I made everything (it's not my original idea, but from a copyrighted book).... I will list the supplies I used.  I didn't  follow the book exactly,  but based my ideas on the twin bed they had pictured.
Supplies used:
  • Cereal  box (base of bed)
  • White handkerchief -(sheet/long pillow)
  • Batting (inside pillows)
  • Sour Cream lid (headboard)
  • Bits of leftover lace (edging on lg. pillow/bedspread)
  • Blue rick-rack - along base of bed
  • Two coordinating (blue) material scraps (bedspread/sq. pillows/ headboard)
  • Singer Pixie Sewing Machine
  • Glue Gun
Just for fun here's a link to Family Fun and a page they have about recycling things to make dollhouse furniture.
BTW - we did do the braided rug ....here's what it looks like next to the bed
Supplies used on the rug:
  • Dk. Blue/Lt. Blue/White Embroidery floss
  • Felt
  • Hot Glue

    1 comment:

    Christa said...

    You did such a great job on this! It's even more adorable in real life. :) I just had to order that book tonight. Thanks for the recommendation!