A friend sends her kids to daycare and told me about daycare cot sheets. These are little stackable cots for little kids to take naps. (I could never understand how they make a kid take a nap in the middle of the day, let alone 10 of them. My kids never ever took naps whenever I was home with them. I, on the other hand, would love to take a nap after takign care of them.) Parents are usually asked to bring in a cot sheet to cover up the cot.
Using a sample my friend gave me, I copied the pattern and made one for her. She urged me to sell them and I decided to give it a try. My cot sheets cost more basically because I spend a lot more on the fabrics. I choose the designs that appeal to me and would have purchased myself. It takes 1.5 yards to make a standard sized cot sheet.
It turns out, not so surprisingly, that doll beds for American Girl dolls cost almost as much as the bed I got my kids… Here’s a bunk bed I found at a great price ($22) at Target but it’s sold out! Grrr….
The boys (and hubby) find my American Girl doll creepy because I keep her in the original box and they think it’s her coffin. Don’t you like how boys (and men) think? Well, being a scaredy cat myself, that idea has somehow stuck with me and I think it’s really time to get her a bed. I’ve been asking hubby to make me a bed since he’s a pretty good carpenter having built his own custom bar, but I think the thought of a doll bed doesn’t quite get him interested enough to start working. And I came across this today:
The Ikea Duktig doll bed even comes with bed linen. They really think of everything! Now I just need to get hubby to take me to Ikea when we have some free time and maybe he can help me build one for my American Girl Mini doll (Mini Ivy)…
The last American Girl Mini Doll Valentine outfit inspired me to make more things for my Mini Ivy. I decided to work on a fitted tee. The first one came out way too small. Second try was okay, but still a little too short. It would have been perfect if it was a tiny bit longer. Back to the drawing board…
Way too small…it doesn’t have enough room on the back to close.
Slightly better but you still can see belly!
It’s only one month from Valentine’s Day and of course hearts are a necessity. These beautiful fabrics are from my last purchase from fabric.com. I find the different colored hearts more refreshing but I guess red is still the choice of color for Valentine’s Day. These are for doll clothes. Hopefully they’ll end up in my etsy shop soon.
I have been sewing doll clothes for American Girl dolls (18 inch, 15 inch Bitty Baby, and 6 1/2 inch Mini Doll) and selling them at my Etsy site. I hope this blog would let me share all the stories along the way.