Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Still here!

I hope you are all well and being creative. I have been rather a busy little bee. I finished the cardigans for my niece and even knitted another along with some hats but forgot to take photos before they went to their new homes. I've only a hat still here as it is waiting on a Pom Pom to finish it off.

In my last post which does seem an age ago now eek! I showed you this picture, well I can now reveal what I did with them. I was inspired by Helen Philips and think my little nieces will love these at Christmas.

Apologies for the poor photos but as I am sure you are aware the light here at this time of year is just plain old grey and no matter how or where I take photos everything just looks washed out.
My model is little Miss Rabbit knitted a good few years ago now, she was terribly keen to try out the beds. She says they are very comfy now with the new mattress, pillow and quilt.

Sweet dreams!
I love the pretty pink backing fabric so the girls can use either side.
This little bed is a much nicer shade of pink in reality. 

I've used a mixture of new fabrics and scraps from stash.

I wish the lighting was better *sigh* 

I love this red spotty binding it's so cheerful looking. 

I decided to make the little quilts big enough to drape over the sides of the beds as we don't want any cold dolls or teddies now do we?
I cut out 2" squares and pieced them together with a 1/4" seam allowance. 

A simple quilt to make but I am still rather chuffed with myself!

While I am talking about quilts I finally *fanfare* finished my big quilt.

I've kept it simple with a simple plain border and basic quilting.

Not a great picture of the back.

Ahh that's better you can see the plaid I've used to back the quilt. Since taking these pics the quilt has been washed and tumbled and most importantly is in use! 
Thank you for stopping by.


Kim said...

Oh your little dolls' quilts are so pretty. How sweet they look atop those cute beds. Love the fabrics and the binding is the perfect finishing touch. Miss Rabbit looks ever so happy sitting there. Your nieces are going to love these pretties. AND....your big quilt is a vision. I hope you can hear my applause.

Vickie said...

The two small quilts are precious on the sweet beds!
Great job on completing your quilt!

Maggie said...

Oh my goodness your Nieces are just going to love those little dolls beds!
They are just too cute for words :-)

Margaret said...

Love the quilts -- your nieces will love them! Love your big quilt finish too. Beautiful work! Merry Christmas!