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Finished for Friday is hosted over at Lit and Laundry. My accomplishment today is part of a little barter arrangement with a fellow twin mom. Her husband likes to build things, and got an idea to build a doll bed for their kids (BG twins four months older than my kids). They realized, though, that neither of them was much with a sewing machine, and the beds would be quite nude without linens. Enter the bargain: he will make an extra doll bed for my kids in exchange for my coming up with some bedding. Well, you know I was all over it.
In addition to being a good excuse to sew, it was also a fun way to go through my fabric stash and actually use some of the small leftover bits. In fact, the only thing I had to buy new was the foam for the mattress and filling for the pillows. It didn’t take me long at all, and now we will each have a mattress (poly foam covered in white cotton), two pillows with pillowcases (could they be any cuter?), and a quilt (measuring 15″ x 18″). I found a post on crazy mom quilts for some inspiration, but it was all quite easy.
The pink/green/blue one is to stay here. All of those fabrics are leftover from a quilt I made for my mom a few years ago, and I have always loved the combination. I was excited to use up what I had left in such a way that I actually got to keep it around the house.
Honestly, this was so much fun, I’m half tempted to make some more and set up my own Etsy shop. They’re small, they’re cute, they’re fast. Would it be a way to make a living? Hell no, as I somehow don’t think people are going to pay a livable hourly wage for them. But it’s fun for me, and I could use the few extra bucks for more fabric. Eh, we’ll see if it ever makes it past the idea phase.
In the meantime, a little bird told me the beds for these quilts are very nearly done… Can’t wait to see it all in action!