I can't remember the details of the chit chat but somewhere along the line I promised to make a bed for little Lexis' doll. She's just turned five and has a plethora of toys at home but only one doll (a mermaid) at my house. I didn't stop to think that I no longer have a bottomless supply of craft materials, I gave it all away when I downsized with the move into town last year. Couldn't even find an old shoebox. (Shoe boxes have endless potential!)
Thanks to pegs and a glue gun (thank heavens I didn't part with that) I managed something resembling a bed.
Then using an old sheet, part of which had already been used for something else, and the stuffing from outdoor chair covers which I never use - and lots of pins - wallah, I had a mattress. A bit lumpy, perhaps. Surely she won't notice that. You'll be relieved to hear I did sew it together. The old fashioned way with needle and thread, hand sewn with love.
I must remember to ring my friend, Chris and tell her I misappropriated some of the material she gave me to make beeswax food wraps to make a bed cover and cover a bit more of the chair cover stuffing for the pillow.
Happiness if enjoying the simple thing in life. Yes, indeed.
Gee, I hope she likes it because I made two of them. One for her home and one for here. The other one had to be a double bed because that was the only other box I could find. It has a warm blanket, too.
Both beds need some sheets. I think I might have to splash out and buy some material for that.
Hold on, I've just had a thought. A cotton handerchief should do the trick. She won't know what it is. She belongs to the tissue generation.