Friday, August 27, 2010

More Furniture

My daughter has been playing Little House on the Prairie in her log cabin dollhouse this week.  (It may have something to do with us reading that book together right now!) Anyway, she needed another bed for "Laura and Mary to sleep in......" so Mommy got the job.
I decided to make it "earth tones" this time -- maybe fit in that log cabin she's playing with a little better!  I also made it smaller than the first bed (this post) since it's for the little girls to sleep in.
Here you can see I made the sheet of muslin this time instead of the white handkerchief.  It went with the earth tones better. Also, made two pillows for sleeping instead of the one last time.
Got the idea for this from a book called Tiny Treasures (American Girl) -- but I didn't exactly follow their directions -- just sort of used it as a guide.
Here's a parting shot of the bed in the dollhouse with the little rug and nightstand I made to match it....
The rug was made by braiding yard and then hot gluing it to a piece of felt.
The nightstand (not in the book -- just something I made up) used a round piece of cardboard glued to the top of an empty wooden spool. Then I cut a circle of fabric and glued the lace around the edge.  I glued the tablecloth to the piece of cardboard and wa-la - a nightstand!

1 comment:

Christa said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I don't dare let my kids see your blog, or they'll be bugging me to make some, too. (All in good time ...) :)