August 25, 2008

Doll Furniture and Linens are Finished!

Bed with Doll

I'm so excited! I finally finished the next of my cardboardcular creations - a full set of doll furniture! I also put together a set of instructions for how to build it. Just like my little cardboard kitchen, it is entirely collapsable and held together with joins I designed not to require glue or other fasteners. The instructions are now in my shop.

The instructions include directions for building this bed and sewing this quilt:

Bed

Sewing this mattress and pillow:

Mattress and Pillow

Putting together this chair:

Chair

Constructing this table:

Table

And at the end, you'll end up with a fun, cheap, and recycled toy set that can house dolls up to 18 inches long!

All furniture together

39 comments:

cyndyava said...

Beautiful, Anna. So nice. Just two questions:
Where do you get the cardboard for the set and where did you find those dolls? My girl needs some "big girl dolls!"

mwg said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! It was fun to watch the actual creative process and now I see that the result is even much better and more interesting than what I expected it to be. ... And the dolls seem to be enjoying themselves...:)

Anna said...

Thanks, cyndyava! To answer your questions - the cardboard is just any old cardboard from any box that hasn't been used to store or transport food. I've been known to dumpster dive it from the "cardboard only" recycling dumpsters behind big-box stores. As for the dolls, the one in the bed is from the Q'ewar Project in Peru (http://qewar.com/), and the other one is a "Groovy Girl" doll from Manhattan Toy Company. They are both soft and posable, and I really like them for not having bodies shaped like adults. One caveat is that the Q'ewar dolls come with itchy wool clothes that Lara didn't like - I ended up making her a couple of dresses from Lara's old things.

kidsstuffworld said...

Hi Ana,

When I asked if I could feature a post or two, this was exactly what I was talking about. This is truly something wonderful I'd like to share with on my site. MInd if I turn some of my readers on to your amazing doll set-up.

Stacy
www.kidsstuffworld.com

joanie said...

These are fantastic! I love the simplicity of the project and the furniture looks like it's collapsable too.

Anna said...

Thanks, everyone! Stacy, you are certainly welcome to share my little doll furniture with your readers - I would love that!

LisaPV said...

I just love DIY projects and my kids do too so thanks for sharing this really awesome furniture project.

Furniture Stores said...

Interesting article , this article make some interesting points.


Furniture Stores web

Lucie said...

Hi,
I don't know you but I bought the plans for the play kitchen from you a couple weeks ago. I haven't gotten around to building it yet, but I'm super excited. I have a blog about toddlers and fun activities to do with them at http://teachyourtots.blogspot.com/ and I was wondering if, when I get the kitchen finished, I could post a link to your stuff so that others can buy your plans. (You can contact me through my site if it's okay) Thanks and have a great day! - Lucie

Megan said...

I found you through Ohdeedoh. Your furniture plans are killing me. So cute. That quilt!
Do you mind if I blog about you, along with photos?
Thanks.
www.pennycarnival.typepad.com

emma'sfamily said...

Hi
i bougt today the pdf on etsy for the kitchen.......super...i love thanks.....when did you make the pdf for the chair...i love it.....i'm talking about your work on my Blog.thanks
emma
http://emmasfamilylife.canalblog.com

Anonymous said...

Another fun idea! If you have kids who like to play with cars, one can create an entire mainstreet, city, or whole town using cereal boxes. Just cut out windows, doors, awnings, etc and set cereal boxes of different sizes side by side or create rows of them for cars to drive between and around. Don't forget to use oatmeal round boxes too. We all have cereal boxes we throw away weekly and its fun and colorful to see them all set up as a town. They're also the perfect scale for most little cars. You could paint them, but its very colorful as is. And of course...less thrown away trash! Betty.

zinni said...

I visited a website which is related to all natural latex mattresses and pillows. It is a fantastic site with sufficient stuff. Try it and enjoy the experience.

Copper Furniture said...

Hey, these designs are simply nice. That four color pillow is very cute.

Carol said...

Was looking for project for the grandkids. This was so fun to do with my grandaughters.

By the way, took the tip from Anonymous, you should also if you want the best in an organic latex mattress. You never know what you find shopping around. Check them out for sure.

spacify said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
massy said...

i loved it.......

discount bedroom furniture

darrell said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
darrell said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Latex Mattresses said...

These are all beautiful and creative ideas! Very organic too, I like to use recyclable material whenever I can.

Look Good Furniture said...

This is a good post.But I love a well decorated and furnished home that's why I found a place to get a stylish and discount bedroom furniture for my new home.

foley catheter said...

It is really a great and worth to share with people.
adult diapers

chaise lounge said...

These are fantastic! I love the simplicity of the project and the furniture looks like it's collapsable too.

Cheap Bathroom Furniture said...

That is fairly ridiculous but I actually do think that it may have some success. After all, they do have the best userbase for this new venture. If you have time.Please enter my site

Log Furniture said...

You have a good point but I wonder, what about the flipside?

Commercial Furniture said...

Hi i found this blog on google.com i come back later Thank you.

Small Apartment Furniture said...

Good submit, I do concur with most in stating Aol. will not belong to the ideal l ist.

Joseph said...

Very cute and fun. Good way to let your creativity shine forth!

Naomi said...

You've got talent, keep it up!

foam baby bed guards said...

I love the fact that its foldable. I also love that side table. i'm off to buy some cardboard and try to make one for my little ones.

platform beds said...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful blog....love your blog and bookmark.
platform beds

Carol@Psoriasis said...

Nice one again, I was find your blog and landed to toy-kitchen-is-finished.html, I end up bean so impress with all details you put into that little kitchen, and lady bug on the green curtains it's just perfect, your kid it's very lucky having you I bet.

Regarding your doll furnuture I got to say you relly "go me" with that little pillow sitting on that chair, that's my favorite part, I remember me trying to do something similar to my kid, but I wasnt't so much successifull as you..

Carol Ryals
www.psoriasisdaily.com

Michelle Gordon said...

I love it! Very creative and fun.

kitchen furniture said...

Wow! Great furniture designs for home owners who want to accent their residences!

Baby Cots said...

This is amazing. How about the other options along with this?

Muhammad Amjad said...

This article make some interesting points,and there are some nice pics .Hospitality furniture

Armando Iswahyudi said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ria John said...

WOW!!! nice DIY
http://curvehospitality.com/

Jenny Hayes said...

Your blog is really one amongst my most favorite blogs, it’s so creative. wraps