Monday, 5 March 2012

Pretty in Pink Dolls Crib

Ah, this doll's crib has been a little labour of love and is now looking for a super new home.

I have refreshed this traditional wooden crib with several coats of pretty pink eggshell paint (having properly primed and sanded the surfaces first). There is a pretty hand-applied vintage-style rose decal to the end. I've then had a rather enjoyable time, I must admit, custom making some beautiful bedding for the crib. The crib has a new calico-covered foam mattress and lots of gorgeous bedding to keep dolly cosy and little hands busy at play.

Let's look at the bedding. The mattress is covered with a pretty cotton flannelette ditsy floral bottom sheet. Dolly can then nestle under a vintage wool blanket, satin bound at one end, and blanket stitching in perle cotton round the sides. On top of this is a vintage embroidered top sheet and I must say that this one is a beauty. It has been exquisitely embroidered with little bunny rabbit motifs and spring flowers in sugary shades. On top, dolly can enjoy a miniature patchwork quilt, made just as I make my full size quilts, with a top patchworked from many little 2" squares, cotton batting inside and a flannelette backing with pink polka dot binding, hand stitched to the reverse. Finally, there is a new little pillow with a removable vintage embroidered and crochet edged pillow case. All bedding can be removed and machine washed at 30 degrees.

The crib measures approximately 24" long, 12" wide and 17" tall. I would say this is a medium sized crib as compared with the other few I have made over, so even suitable to fit into a fairly petite nursery.

I rarely find these cribs and make them over and they are fortunately always in demand because they are all special and unique and not "off the peg". They are eco chic recycling at its best and of course, made-over by hand here in Blighty, by yours truly!

This crib is priced at £95 and may be collected from South East London or South Somerset/West Dorset by arrangement. Alternatively, the crib may be posted in mainland UK via parcels service for £15 P&P.