Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Project: Cinderella's Fairytale Cottage

I think my new project will be Cinderella's fairytale cottage. Not your average Cinderella though as you can see from the bed I already started above. I want to make her an amazing little retreat to get away from those ugly step sisters and horrid step mother.
Here's my plan:
We'll see if I stick to this plan! Sometimes these little houses have a mind of their own. This is how all my houses start out. I get this idea and it goes into a notebook. Those are my idea days! Sometimes I can't come up with a vision to save my life. But this little cottage came into my head. So I write down everything while the picture is in my mind.
I decided to start on some accessories. I got a dress form done to put the famous Cinderella dress on in the attic of the house. I started my pumpkins and the bed is nearly done.
Here's my drawing of the bed. As you can see this is not going to be the "poor" Cinderella version of the story.
I gathered my materials: batting and cardboard. I cut the footboard and headboard out of the cardboard the size that would fit the house.
I used a white cotton twice the size of the headboard/footboard and started my little tufted stitches.

I just closed the sides by making little corners like I was wrapping a gift..
This is how it looks so far.
It has a white fur comforter. This Cinderella has snazzy style!
I still need to put feet on it and add finishing touches.


  1. Superb fun! Can't wait to see more! I also love hearing about your creative process.

  2. It's so lovely! I want a bed like that right now to snuggle up in!
    I can't wait to see more of the Cinderella retreat!

  3. Oh, my, does that look every fluffy, snuggly! :D

  4. wow. and this only the bed to the house?! this is gonna be awesome, can't w8 to see it!

  5. Envidiaran las hermanastras la cama de cenicienta.
    Estare atenta pera ver lo que sigue.
    Saludos. Beatriz

  6. Sooooo comfortable tiny bed...wonderful work, Caroline!

  7. Oh, that bed is perfect for Cinderella! It was fun seeing how you actually put it together and I love your little diagram drawings!!!

  8. Hi Caroline,
    That tiny bed is so adorable, and looks so cozy I just want to crawl right in!! lol

    Hope you have had a great week hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  9. Ohhhhhhhhh this is going to be a special beauty....oh my.

    xox Rella

  10. ADORABLE!!!!!!! I love the bed, especially the pillows! I wouldn't mind having a bed like this for myself. ;)
    Can't wait to see what other little beauties you come up with!

  11. Es una gran idea!!!!
    Me encanta la cama que has hecho, gracias por darnos ideas, yo no se mucho de costura y me viene bien ver estos tutoriales jejeje
    Estoy deseando ver esa preciosa casita de la Cenicienta que tienes en tu cabeza jejeje
    besitos ascension

  12. I Love Cinderella! And the bed you've made for her looks so cozy! I like your doodle... I do this too. Today is one of those days though where I can't think of what to do, lol. I can't wait to see how you do her house!! Don't forget somewhere for Bruno to sleep... and somewhere for the mice to hang out:) Too fun!!!