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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Doll Beds Finished

Ok, I am tired of the frantic last minute Christmas gift sewing.  I had one more project I wanted to finish, but since I'm going shopping tomorrow anyhow, I'll just see if there isn't something I can buy instead..... There, I said it.  We'll see how I feel tomorrow....

I don't know if any of you have seen this pattern...  it makes the cutest little doll bed out of a 28 quart plastic tote.  Really.  You almost have to see it in person to believe it.  It is perfect for an 18 inch doll - like an American Girl doll.  I bought the  "Our Generation" dolls at Target for 2 of my great nieces.  My intent had always been to make them the bed ensemble.  Well, just like me, I left it until the last minute.  I just finished them up tonight...
 
The pattern has directions for the entire set - a quilt, dust ruffle, mattress, flat and fitted sheet, and pillow and pillowcase.  The directions are clear, and it is pretty easy.
 
I would just advise that you not wait until the last minute to make them!
The fitted sheet called for 1/4 inch elastic, something I was sure I had.  I recently "inherited" all of my late mother's sewing supplies, and that's where I ended finding the needed elastic...
 


I'm thinking this elastic is probably almost as old as I am... and yes, it is still stretchy, and yes, I actually did use it.   I just hope it holds up....but I guess it can always be replaced if it doesn't! 
The doll beds, along with the dolls, and presents for the rest of the family, will be on their way to Colorado shortly.  And I should have given a little thought as to the cost of shipping a large plastic tote........ :)  Oh well, it's Christmas, right?!
 I'm linking up to Amanda Jean's Finish it Up Friday.


 

 

10 comments:

Sheila said...

They are very sweet! Truly lovely. Would have loved to have had one when I was a little girl.
I looked at the pattern link. True. They may not be that difficult to make. But they did look like they could take awhile to make. All those pieces. Bless your hear. What a labor of love. I bet they will keep them forever.

joe tulips said...

I love that old elastic! Something from great grandma in the beds! These are super cute and so sweet.
Deep breath...you are about free from Christmas sewing. I on the other hand better get going on mine.

Jenny Squawk Scheidt said...

Your great nieces are going to love the gift. Doll beds have been a very popular item blog to gift wise this year.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I would have loved to receive a gift like that when I was a little girl! Great work.

Augustsnow said...

Would you be willing to share where you got the pattern? I have a couple friends with little ones that this would be perfect for.
Thanks.

Caryl W said...

Oh so cute!

John'aLee said...

What fun! Like the other commenter...how I would have loved to get a gift like this for my doll babies....oh so many years ago!

LynCC said...

What fantastically ADORABLE doll beds!

roadtrip*treasures said...

I have seen these before and thought it was a neat idea. Yours turned out great! I'm sure your nieces will have loads of fun with your gift.

Anonymous said...

Do you know anybody who makes and sells them?