Tuesday, October 5, 2010

DOLL BEDS

I decided I had to show you the doll beds that will be for sale at the craft show.  I have three vintage doll beds.  DH fixed them as needed:  painted, refinished, screwed, glued, etc.   Of course, I made the doll quilts, the pillows, the mattresses and the sheets.

The white one above is an antique and required a little more work than the other two.  The one below is a vintage Cabbage Patch cradle.
I really like how this brown one turned out and the new, but vintage looking quilt really fits it well.  Actually, the quilts will be sold separately, but I put them on the beds for the picture taking.
I use faux pillow ticking fabric to cover the mattress.  Then I make a fitted sheet that the mattress slips into.
I put velcro on the end to keep the sheet on the mattress.  When (or if) the sheet gets dirty, it can be removed to be washed.  



I hope you can tell that I really enjoy fixing these doll beds up and hope someone will enjoy them.

20 comments:

Katie said...

They're all great and the quilts are even better! I like the last bed best, but that first white one looks very old. Be careful your doll doesn't get their head stuck between those slats, as I expect it's old enough that those rules weren't in effect yet!

Robin said...

Thanks for sharing these darling beds and quilts. I used to collect dolls and still have a few of them peeking out of shelves and closets. I bought a cradle that was a miniature replica of the bunny cradle my dad made when all of us kids were born. Some daddy had used the same instructions found in Popular Mechanics or something and made it smaller for his little girls. I wish I was going to the craft show. . .

Sandy said...

I wish I weren't so far away. I love the vintage doll beds and the beautiful little quilts. (I have always loved dolls.)
Good luck at the craft show.

Sandy

ann hermes said...

I love them all. My favorite is the first. I'm sure they will all sell.

Marsha said...

The doll quilts and beds are wonderful! I love the brown on with the little patchwork quilt, it is perfect!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

You know how I love little doll beds. They are all adorable! I'm sure they will sell quickly! Precious quilts you made for them!

Thanks for sharing, Carolyn :)

Lori said...

Oh my goodness. All of them are so cute and I bet the quilts will help them sell!!

seventhsister26 said...

Did you just call "Cabbage Patch" vintage???? LOL;) I remember the Cabbage Patch Dolls from the 80's...is that what you are talking about? If so, I feel old now;)
Happy Quilting!!

Beth said...

Oh those beds turned out so adorable. I like the cabbage patch cradle and the white one, but I think my favorite is the brown one.Maybe it is because the quilt is so colorful that it really catches your eye. You did a great job of putting quilts with beds.

I have a doll bed to rehab, so I will have to use your velcro idea with the sheet.

Karen said...

I like the antique bed with the pink and brown quilt displayed in it.

---"Love" said...

All of them, beds and quilts, are adorable; I'm sure they will sell well with Christmas coming up soon! Thanks for showing how you did the mattress cover. ---"Love"

a good yarn said...

How can you bear to sell them? They are adorable. I think they will sell quickly. Lovely work. Ann :-)

Barb said...

How adorable!!!

QuiltSue said...

The beds are great, and the quilts really set them off beautifully.

Mayleen said...

I sure would enjoy them! I especially like the brown one.

Liriopia said...

Beautiful work! You and your husband make a great team! Make sure you get some good prices for those beds. They are worth every penny!

Liri

Stray Stitches said...

All three cribs are wonderful but your quilts are what make them beautiful!

canuckquilter said...

What lovely treasures. I'm sure these will sell easily if you can bear to part with them! -Joanne

Christine LeFever said...

So charming! Love all of them. Still adore my precious quilt that you made for my dollies.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

These are divine, but would be very hard to part with!