|Groovy, but...ouch! The price!|
mother's kitchen table having lunch, I glanced to my left and saw her collection of little pitchers on this battered, wooden two-shelf unit. I immediately said, "I think that would just fit my doll." I happened to have the doll with me (I was harassing my sister about making Echo a poncho) and sure enough, the shelf was just the right length for her to lie flat and just wide enough. My mother graciously dumped her pitchers elsewhere and I carted it home.
|Marcia, Marcia Marcia!|
Hobby Lobby let me down, but I found just the thing at JoAnn's:
I'm not a fan of the sewing machine. I can knit for hours on end, but put me in front that damn Singer and I'm ready to beat myself over the head with it. I spent all of Friday evening, into the early hours of Saturday, working on the bedding. Then I got up Saturday morning and spent another hour and a half tweaking it some more. I have some OCD tendencies and like Monk the detective, I can't stand things that are crooked or asymetrical. The canopy kept coming out uneven and the bedspread billowed out instead of draping nicely by the sides. I finally solved the latter by just tucking the whole mess under the mattress. It's not like the doll is really going to use the bed. And, no, I don't intend to sit around playing with her. Even as a child I wasn't wild about dolls. Loved my stuffed animals, but dolls usually ended up with their heads shaved or on my dissecting table. (I just had to know what the inner workings of Baby Alive looked like.)
I made quick work of the mattress by using four folded cloth diapers from the basement, formerly my children's burp cloths. Much easier than trying to cut a piece of foam with an electric carving knife. The pillow is just stuffed with a wad of fiberfill.
And the result? Voila!
|I'm a lousy photographer with a mediocre camera. I swear it actually looks pretty cute.|
|Caught in the act.|
The only question now is the love beads. Do I add them so that it more closely resembles the real thing or would adding beads to the wild fabric be overkill? The one thing I don't want to be is tacky.