Monday, March 1, 2010

I finished the 2 projects I was working on!

I finally finished projects 1 and 2. I was going to break this post up into 2 parts but I didn't feel it was too long to share. It is actually shorter than some of my post I have done in the past.

Anyway, the last post I did about these projects was the one on project #1. Now I am going to show what I did on project #2 and then show you both of them painted and finished.

Here goes:

Project #2

The day that my dad came over and helped me with the high-chair (project #1). He also helped me with project #2, the doll bed.

First he taught me to drill holes inside the bed so that I could put screws to tighten the bed and make it sturdy.

Then he helped me put in a couple of screws to make sure I did it straight.

Then I finished it on my own.

I had to sand it.

I did end up painting the high-chair and the bed right on schedule.

Here they are painted.

Next I measured and marked the foam pad that was to be the mattress. I had to, to make it fit the bed. It wasn't long enough.

Then I cut it. See what I mean by, it wasn't long enough?

Then I took the material and drew a pattern on it, my own pattern. I was proud of myself. I have never done that before.

Then a sewing away I went.
Kurt took these pictures.

He told me to smile in one of them but I couldn't smile naturally. You know when someone tells you to smile and it isn't natural?

Deep in thought.
This picture is for real.

I sewed it to be like a pillow sham that way I can clean it when it gets dirty. All in all I liked how the mattress turned out. I just wished it would have been a little more snug. Oh well.

Before and after pictures.
I loved how it turned out!

Before and after pictures of the high-chair.
I loved how it turned out too!

Here are the 2 projects together, done!

When I put the high-chair and the bed on the floor to take pictures, Ayla went and got her doll and started playing with them right away.

I love how tender she is to her baby doll.

She loves the high-chair and the doll bed. That made it all worth the work.

I didn't quite give them to her yet. We haven't had her birthday party yet because we postponed it. I am glad we did because I had so much to do for the Blue and Gold dinner I had for Cub Scouts. Plus it gave me a little more time to finish the projects. I am so glad I had a deadline for the projects because I'm not sure I would have ever gotten them done. Now the next project is her dresser. I need to paint that. I will definitely put it on the blog to commit to it so I will get that done too.

I am so glad I did this! When you finish a project, you really feel a sense of accomplishment!


Ann Marie said...

The projects are so cute.. and I LOVE that your Dad came to teach you. Dad's are so great!!!

You have so many talents Heather. I am so envious of your sewing skills, and cake decorating skills!
You are the woman!

Can't wait to see the dresser! :)

Cherie said...

You did such a fabulous job on these Heather. Wow! They look beautiful and Ayla is going to love them for many years to come.

P.s. It was so sweet of your dad to come help.

Nanette said...

Looks great! Good job being the mom! :)

Suzanne said...

Standing up and applauding!! Well done Heather! Well done! I am so proud of you! You are my hero today! She will love them that much more later in life because you made them for her! What a priceless gift! Have a lovely day! -Suzanne

Christy said...

Heather those turned out so cute! I was so sad that we missed you at our get together!

Kristy said...

you are so crafty...i need to get brave and find me a project!