Friday, December 21, 2012

lola's bed

Last night I had so much fun working on this.


Isn't it pretty? I bought this little baby doll bed/ crib a while back and the plan was to make a lovely bedding and give it to Lola, our most amazing kitty, for Christmas. I know, totally going overboard here, but the kids liked the idea a lot so I got to work.


I started off with this yummy stack of fabric. I first made the patchwork of green, pink, and aqua squares you see in the picture, but I simply was not happy with it. I think it was the colors, they were too muted, I needed some brightness.


I decided to start over and made this bright and scrappy doll quilt. Aaaaah, much better. The pattern is by Malka Dubrawski. I love the addition of red to the pink, green, aqua combo and I'm very tempted to start a new lap sized quilt using these colors asap. I used fabric from Tasha's adorable collection The Simple Life for the backing, and I quilted it in circular pattern using my walking foot.


I then whipped up a double sided mat to make the bed nice and cozy. I also made a matching pillow, every cat needs a quilt and a matching pillow, right?


When I put Lola in to try to take a picture of her in her new bed, this is what happened. I'm thinking she's not as excited about this bed as we are.


It will probably end up getting used by some stuffed animals and dolls, which is perfectly fine by me.  In fact, Owlie quite enjoys having his own bed, even if it's a little too pink for his boyish tastes.

Hope you all have a lovely day. Svetlana

Linking up to AmandaJean's Finish it up Friday.

18 comments:

  1. The bed turned out super cute! And yes, you do have one spoiled cat!

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  2. The bed and tiny quilts are adorable. I bet if you didn't want her in there, she would be in it all the time!

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  3. I love what you came up with and the backing is perfect! Your cat is so lucky!

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  4. Lol! Gorgeous bedding, and one spoiled cat. Hope you entice her to use it :o)

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  5. How adorable, I love what you have done! Your cat just doesn't know a good thing when she see's it!

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  6. It is just adorable. Lola is not nearly as impressed as she should be!!

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  7. Hee hee, I love that you even created such a fancy bed for the cat :oD

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  8. HaHa, I better not tell Aria about you. She's going to want to move into your house! She always wants a special bed for her cat (and we've had many), but this one takes the cake!

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  9. Its adorable, but you should have been telling the cat all along that she should stay out of it. That it wasn't for her, etc. Reverse psychology. THEN, she would have been in it every time you turned around!

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  10. This is super gorgeous! I can't believe all for your cat, very spoiled! My daughter is now 9 and growing out of the dolly play stuff, but I do wish it would last forever so I could make her things like this set.

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  11. Lol! Love Lola's high jump maneuver....get me the heck out of here!!! Psonally, if it was my size I would crawl in there and never emerge. Simply gorgeous quilt! I think I need a string quilt ASAP. Love it!

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  12. She'll probably prefer to sleep in a cardboard box, but that doll bed is adorable.

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  13. I´m in my first visiting in your L-O-V-E-L-Y blog! You have so many wonderful and amazing things here that I have to spend hours and hours to see all.

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  14. Adorable!!! I love the color scheme you used. Too bad Lola doesn't care for it. The photo of her making her escape is cute, though.

    Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  15. I LOOVE this! I'm glad I am just catching up on blogposts now because I probably would never have gone ahead with mine! Yours is so beautiful!!!!

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