It was made from a cigar box spray painted white with white spools glued on the bottom for legs. There was a little mattress stuffed down inside and a tiny pillow. However, it was for a small doll. It was kind of the same concept that led me to make these for the girls' 18" dolls.
First, you need a Sterilite 28 quart container or something of similar size.
Then add a piece of 2" foam. Mine is covered with an old sheet and sewn up on the ends.
Add a bottom sheet. These are made like a pillowcase and the foam mattress just slips inside and I tucked the open end underneath.Then you add a top sheet. These were left until the end when I saw I had enough fabric. They aren't completely necessary.
And a reversible comforter.
And a tiny pillow with a matching pillowcase.
And a decorative pillow.
Last, I used rub on scrapbook letters to add the doll's name to the lid. (Thanks JulieMom for that tip!)
Here are some of the other doll's beds.
The bedding for Sweetheart's Kit Kittredge doll was really a challenge for my brain. I knew it was important to Sweetheart that the bedding be authentic. Even though she doesn't even know she's getting doll beds.
So, I made Kit's sheets plain white. I also made the pillowcase white, but then Mom and I decided that rick rack would be authentic. Not really sure that it was on bedding, but they DID use rick rack back then for other things. My dad informed me he NEVER slept on anything but a plain old white pillowcase but oh well.
The bedspread is supposed to look like a quilt. I really like how it came out and how it doesn't look like modern bedding. And since Kit got plain old white sheets, I splurged and ordered Kit's Amelia Earhart doll for her bed.
The girls are really excited mostly because the presents are BIG. I can't wait for them to open them.
And I don't want to sew anything until 2010, m'kay?
Also, thank you to my bloggy friends for all the encouragement and tips along the way. I really don't know what people without blogs do when they have a problem! :)