Bunny Bed (do it yourself doll furniture)

So, I don't know anything about dollhouse scale, and the whole thing boggles my mind and gives me an instant headache if I start to try to think about it. Needless to say, I'm not going to.

This thing won't fit in any dollhouse, it's big.  Ten inches total--big enough for one bunny to get really comfy, or two to snuggle.

It will fit perfectly on a little girls nightstand though, and it will stand nicely in a corner devoted to messes and dolls and other precious little things.

And I have to apologize for the bad lighting and generally bad picture, but I just finished it and I'm way too excited about it to wait. It's Sunday night, we have a whole new busy week ahead of us, and who knows when I'll get another chance to make things look better. I have to work with what I have right now. It's certainly not perfected by any means, I see lots more beds being cut out in my future...but here it is. Here is what I have so far...

It's made with boxes from toys the kidos got for Christmas (a calico critters cottage and legos), and Basic Grey scrapbooking paper.

Is scrapbooking one word? The Mac is trying to say it isn't, but I believe it is. Anyway, there you have it. Most of it anyway. Bed clothes here I come....as soon as my sewing machine finds a place of it's own. However, this may give me the excuse I've been looking for to make the bunnies a hand sewn paper pieced quilt. Pfft, who am I kidding? as if I need an excuse.

By the way, the whole affair was inspired by this:


From Little Golden Books "The Three Bears" - 1948
Illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky

Photo and info via Ms. Bird

I have been reading this book to Ruza daily just so that my eyes can drink up all the amazing illustrations. So inspiring...all the vintage little golden books are. I mean, Richard Scary is probably the main reason I started making little clothed animals in the first place. I get my Little Golden Books for a buck at Half Price Books...and rummage sales or antique shops of course. Although, I'm not always that lucky at rummages(and antique shops can be a bit pricey), but I go to HPB a lot. I love that place.

And that's about it. Before I start rambling I'll say good night and have a good week. I'll be working on a better set up for pictures and more furniture, so please stay tuned!

P.S. The chair I'm working on has a space for the foxes' tail. Oh no, I haven't forgotten about the foxes.