Friday, July 13, 2012

A Place to Lay My Head...

                Here's a bolster I have made as I start to do the bedding for the alcove bed.  I've read on a number of your blogs that there is bedding to be done out there in mini-world, so I will try to put up a tutorial for each piece I make.

 I was side-tracked quite a lot by the exterior of Daviot House, then by the study, plastering, fireplaces... so much so that I've decided to try to concentrate on one room at a time!  Here's the progress on the bedroom:

         I chose a square opening, rather than a curve, as this will allow me to 'showcase' more of the embroidered fabric that I will use for bed hangings.  The bed is deceptively shallow, but it is not so noticable from this end!

There are still so many rough edges, but you get the general picture so far.  On the left hand side will be a dressing table, very simple, which I am considering making myself (oh the horror!).  So I'll let you know how that one works out!

   I can't wait to finish all of the structual details, painting and lighting, so I can get down to the soft furnishings.  I just have so many decisions to make about the design and fabric - delicate silks or heavy woollen crewel?


  1. Nice work!
    An award to you:

  2. It's all looking good so far and I can definitely see crewel work hangings!

    You should have a go at making the dressing table yourself - if it doesn't work out, don't tell anyone!

  3. Hello Jonquil,
    I love the room. The way you've built in the bed is great and something we haven't seen much of in blogland. I'm just happy you'll be able to showcase more of your fantastic needlework. The room is unfinished and allready has tons of charm and character.
    I can't wait to see more,
    Big hug,

  4. I'd love to know how you made the bolster, and look forward to seeing progress on the bed, this room is looking very interesting!! I don't think the bed looks shallow, so if it is, you're certainly fooling my eyes!! ;)

    Andy xxx