Monday, November 18, 2013

Doll Bed Quilts


These aren't actually quilts... more like a coverlet with a quilt-type top.  After making the quilt tops, I used a double flannel as lining, top-stitching the opening and edges all the way round.


While I was dreaming up this idea for Christmas gifts for my granddaughters, I thought it would be cute if I could find some tiny teddy bears or other stuffed animal to put on the beds.   When I stopped by Hobby Lobby after work Friday to pick up the eyelet ruffle, I came across teddy bear Christmas ornaments!


I cut off the gold cord hangers, the cheap ribbon bows, the price tags ($1.77 each!) and the materials tags.  I did replace the ribbon bows with a nicer quality ribbon and set the teddy bears up against the pillows.  Perfect!


I'm now done with the doll beds and am resisting (so far) making crochet afghans for the foot of the beds.   Yes, I am totally nutso...    ;)

I still have to make nightgowns for the grandgirls' dolls....  and, if I feel industrious, I'll make matching slippers.   We'll see...




20 comments:

  1. Your granddaughters are going to love their new doll beds and bedding. And those tiny teddy bears are the perfect added touch!

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  2. Stupid iPad !!
    It wouldn't let me continue.......
    Crochet too.........and nighties ! Lucky loved little girls.

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  3. Gorgeous Freda, it's good you still have lots of time before Christmas.

    Greetings from the Netherlands.

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  4. They are wonderful! The girls and dolls are going to love them. (In the South, where I'm from, we called these "Summer quilts" since they had no batting.)

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  5. These are priceless....and so cute! The girls will love them especially since they are made by you.

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  6. Very cute! I am sure that you will make a few more things as there is a lot of time to go befor Christmas,,,,

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  7. The bears are priceless. Wow those good ole wooden beds have really had a major transformation. I vote for afgan's for the bottom of the beds. ; }

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  8. Cute. The teddy bears are the perfect touch!

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  9. cute cute cute...so precious. they will love these beds and the teddy bears are a sweet touch!

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  10. Absolutely charming, Freda! I love your attention to detail (said one perfectionist to another)! : )

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  11. Wish I was your granddaughter.
    Hugs

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  12. ♥♥♥ ! You absolutely must post photos of their faces upon unwrapping! Those teddies are so sweet - what a nice touch! Hey, I think you're enjoying this as much as they will ;-)

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  13. Awww, they're so fabulous, Freda, and the wee teddies look so sweet sitting there. Great job!

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  14. Crochet afghan...crochet afghans!!! Woot woot!

    So very precious!

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  15. A perfect idea - a teddy bear just the right size for an American Girl Doll.
    Lillian

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  16. What fun. I know they will always remember this. Now if you want to go really nutso make matching nightgowns for the girls and their dolls!
    Seriously this reminds me of one of my favorite Christmas mornings. My mother made new dresses for each of mine and my sister's dolls. They where all sitting around the Christmas tree in their new outfits. We were in heaven. IT was so wonderful!

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  17. Smells Like Salad is taking copious notes, Empress!

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  18. What a wonderful present -- I'm sure they'll be delighted.

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