Wednesday, March 9, 2011

DOLL BED FIX UP

As many of you know, I seem to be drawn to vintage doll beds.  I told DH a while back that I wasn't going to buy doll beds any more....but when I see a good deal, I can't seem to help myself!  I saw this doll bunk bed set at a garage sale a couple months ago.  At first I didn't know what it was.  Maybe it was a vegetable bin or other such storage.  So I went closer and this is what I saw.

Look at the price tag.  $4.00!  Wow!  So, I asked if it was doll beds and did the price include both of them?  Yes!  OK.  That is sold!
So, the first thing to do is made mattresses and pillows.
Love the ticking fabric.
Next comes sheets and pillowcases.  Must add some lace to the pillowcases.
Much better.

Now, the important part - quilts!  I decided to make them pink and blue since those colors are on the lining of the beds.  One is blue, one is pink.  Maybe the dolls are twins - a boy and a girl.

Much better!

All ready!  The blue quilt turned out much better than the pink one, but I guess they will do.  Hope someone needs doll beds for their little girl.

This is the Civil War block of the week.  If you go to the blog site, there is some very interesting historical information along with the directions to make the block.  I found out that last Friday was the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration.  Very interesting information concerning it.

Happy quilting, everyone!








20 comments:

Cathy said...

I too collect doll beds. I've made that same promise to my husband. The first quilt I made was for a doll bed for my daughter. After that I was hooked on both doll beds and quilts. Hugs

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Great find and they look so cute with the little quilts you made for them.

Love your wonderful block.

Thanks for sharing. Carolyn :)

Marsha said...

I love the doll beds, they really are cute with the mattress, pillows, sheets and quilts. You do a wonderful job refurbishing them and some little girls will love them. The civil war block is pretty, too. I've been following along reading the blog but have not started making the blocks yet. I may get to them, we will see. I do like learning history this way, much more interesting than my history class was!

seventhsister26 said...

Those doll beds look like something I had when I was a kid;) You did very well on fixing them proper for new baby dolls;)
Will check out that info on that block...I've made that one before, but never paid attention to any historical info;)
Happy Quilting!!

Jeanne said...

How cute! Love the doll beds. I see you're making the CW blocks, too. I'm up to date except for the one for this week. It's fun to check out the blog each week!

Katie said...

So sweet! I love that the mattresses are ticking, though I wonder if little girls today know to associate that fabric with mattresses of old?

Karen said...

You have such good luck finding doll beds. All I ever see are in antique stores and lots of money. But then, I seldom go to garage sales.

---"Love" said...

You may have to add a room to store all those cute doll beds you are collecting! *wink* The little quilts and bed clothes are precious. I love the pinks in your Civil War block. I should have chosen those colors! ---"Love"

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Wow! What a great bargain! You dressed it up so cute! Love your CW block too - especially the center piece. Jenn

Barb said...

What a wonderful find, what is even better is what you did with it, looks fantastic.

Liriopia said...

Seems the doll beds are hunting for you now, LOL. Love how they turned out! I know how it is when you come across a really good deal.

Liri

Julia said...

So gorgeous..love it!
too cute, twin doll beds..of course you had to buy it...I would have too!

Beth said...

The doll beds are so cute!! Love the mattresses, pillows, sheets, pillowcases and quilts.
I have a bed that I need to work on now I am excited to give it a try. Where do you get that ticking?

The CW block looks great. I started out reading all the history but I got behind. I will go back and read some more.

Windsom Winds said...

I love the doll beds! Some little girl (or big girl) will love having those lovely beds for their little ones.

a good yarn said...

Those wee beds were a real bargain! They look so charming with their new quilts. Your Civil War block looks great too. Ann :-)

Irishgirlsews said...

The doll beds are peachy-keen, love em, and your Lincoln's block is beautiful.
Wendy

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the doll beds - and the quilts. What a bargain! bnlessings, marlene

bcquilter said...

The beds and bedding are very cute!

-Alice

luntville said...

I really like your civil war blocks. I am following the progress of that quilt along and plan to join in, but I am trying to finish a few ufo's first. I love the colors you have chosen. They are some of my favorite in the quilt along.

ButtonMad said...

you are so creative!! cheers