Doll blanket and pillow
My daughter has a little doll bed on her wish list. I’m holding out until her birthday before buying her any new toys. There are so many toys in our life and in our home we don’t need any coming in “just because.” However, that doesn’t mean I can’t sew a few accessories for it in anticipation of the little bed’s arrival – right?
- 1/3 yard of top material (for blanket)
- 1/3 yard of bottom material (for blanket)
- 1/3 yard of quilting batting (inside blanket)
- 1/3 yard of material for pillow
- stuffing for inside of pillow
- Approximate cost of project = $10
On one of our recent trips to the fabric store my daughter fell in love with a pink ducky flannel fabric. I agreed to buy her a small piece, which cost about $1.60
While we rode our bike home, we talked about what we should make out of her ducky fabric. While we had discussed many options, as soon as we arrived home, the cute flannel quickly became a blanket for all her “babies.” I think there were about 15 stuffed “babies” tucked in under the strip of fabric, which gave me the idea to turn it into a little doll quilt that would fit on the above doll bed (for when she finally does receive it). I dug around in my stash of fabric scraps and was able to find a little bit of quilt batting, and a decent-sized piece of baby terry cloth.
I connected the piece of pink fabric with the batting, and then backed and closed the whole thing up with the blue terry. I added the little blue ribbon for some extra detail.
Of course, if you are going to have a doll quilt then you obviously need a doll pillow too, right? So I measured, sewed and stuffed up a matching pillow. My daughter couldn’t be happier. I don’t even think she needs the little bed. This blanket has made appearances in her doll stroller and she has even tucked her dolls into bed beside her – but under their own blanket and on their own pillow, of course!
Delight and excitement for under $10! Love it!