Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas In a Fairytale

The weekend before last I spent a lot of time working on an upholstered bed for the Fairytale Cottage.  I got it completed except for the mattress and bedding, then tried it in the cottage.  No dice. 

Somewhere along the way I goofed up a measurement and it doesn't fit in the space for the bed.  So I got to work making another one last weekend.  It's much simpler and probably more suited to the house.  And I can't regret making the upholstered bed because I learned a lot while I did it.

Measuring accurately is one of the lessons I learned.  Let's hope it sticks.

The new bed sat for a week while I figured out what to use for a mattress.  Once I figured that out I put the bedding on and proceeded to take pictures.

I also rearranged the living room a bit and put a sofa in there instead of two chairs. More comfortable for multiple visitors.

And I got the kitchen counters redone and a breakfast bar added.

I'm going to either find or, if I get really ambitious, make some stools to go under the breakfast bar.

And then of course, the house needed a Christmas tree.


It's just a cheap little tree from Joann's that I glued beads to so it would look festive.  I'll make it a little tree skirt and some presents to go under it.

And the animals have already made themselves at home.  Dwight is so excited he's practically bouncing.  He'd better stay off the furniture.

Zoe is trying to have a nap but her daughter Kaylee is determined to practice pouncing.

She's young and enthusiastic. 

I'm working on a floor lamp to go behind the bed and give it some light to read by.  Nothing better than reading in a cozy bed.   Hopefully it'll be done next week. 

If I don't get to talk to all of you before then, I hope you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah and the best New Year.


  1. Looks amazing. It's coming together nicely. I love the bed in the nook.

    1. Thank you! I'm really enjoying just relaxing and doing this a bit at a time.

  2. It's looking great Sheila. And merry Christmas to you too. I hope it is enjoyable.

    1. Thank you! I'm curious to see what you're up to!

  3. Love the way you made your bed and the bedding that is on it. Cats always find the most comfortable seats in the house don't they? :P

    A Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you also Sheila!


    1. Always! Once the throw pillows are made and on the couch I'm betting Zoe and Kaylee will start to hang out there too. At least Dwight isn't up on the furniture! Thank you very much.

      Hope you have a great holiday!