I know, December is still a few months away, but this was a present for last year. And yes, she did get her present at the right time. A 2 year old does not understand IOU’s, so I was sewing until the late hours of the night.
The year before my oldest daughter had gotten a dolls bed. Very cute, but completely bare. No mattress, pillow or any thing. So I decided that I would fix that this year. I had some muslin laying around, and had gotten a new sewing machine not that long ago, I figured I could do it. And I sure did:
I made a mattress pad and pillow out of foam, covered it completely with muslin. Then I took some white muslin and made a sheet and pillow case, and decorated it with a cute edge. I thought it worked pretty well. She was happy with it, so I think it is a successful project. The pillow case has been used as a bag at least as often as as a pillow case, but that only makes it better.
A closeup of the edge:
She had several smaller blankets, so I did not have to worry about those, and honestly this turned out to take much longer then I expected. But it was very much worth it.