Monday, January 13, 2014

January Blog Hop

Happy New Year!  Welcome to Lori Whitlock's creative team blog hop.

Here is the order of the hop...

Natalie Graham *** you are here****

I am excited to share with you a little project I made for my girls.  It kind of makes me giddy and happy just looking at it.  Possibly because I would have loved it when I was a little girl, so of course making it was just as fun.  My girls love their American Girl dolls. It seems like every birthday and Christmas we collect more clothes and accessories for them.  This Christmas we picked up these doll bed at IKEA, which were the perfect size for the American Girl doll.  So with a little stash of Lori's Simply Sweet Collection for Riley Blake Designs, this little beauty was born.

All this bedding was made from fat quarters from this collection.  Which makes it easy to cut and collect multiple pieces from the line of fabric.

I made a foam "mattress" cut from a piece of foam to fit the bed found from my local craft store.  I covered that with two fat quarters, using the left overs for the small pillows.

For the sheets, I used plain broad cloth trimmed in ric rac, folded over to create a hem just like you would find on real sheets.

For the quilt, I cut various sized strips of fabrics ranging from 1 inch to 3 inches, sewing them in random order, occasionally adding ric rac or trim.  After it was the size I wanted, I added batting and added an additional fat quarter as the backing.

As much as this project would seem like it would have taken a long time, it didn't, I made two full bedding sets in one night, including the mattresses and pillows.

My girls were thrilled to get these.  They love it, and hopefully enjoy them for years to come.

So along with this hop, Lori is having a sale, so make sure you stop by her store to check out all the wonderful things she has going!

Thanks for stopping in!

Next stop ...   Traci Penrod 


  1. How cute is that!! I would have LOVED this as a little girl -- my mom used to make my dolls clothes :) (Thanks for reminding me of that sweet memory) Your bedding is adorable!

  2. this turned out SO cute! Great job!

  3. Oh my goodness! This is so sweet! Love that bed and your darling quilt & pillows!

  4. So cute! I love all things American Girl--such cute bedding.

  5. Are you kidding me?!!! That's just about the cutest thing ever!! WOW!

  6. Wow. What a fun idea. Love the colors and patterns. :)

  7. where can I find the fabric in this collection, would love to make this for my daughters dolls

    1. go to and click on where to buy, it will give you a store locator close to you or give you a list of online suppliers. Hope that helps, its a darling collection!

  8. This is adorable! My little American Girl loving daughter would love this!!!


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