Monday, August 22, 2011

A Morning's Work

This is what kept me out of mischief today - painting the doll's double bunk beds that you see here. And if you think it takes absolute ages to paint them you're right. A sticky business it is too because it's awkward getting into all the corners and I always come off second best. Denis, one of the woodworkers, designed these bunks from an actual human sized set. We counted 52 parts for each set and there are 12 sets in all. I haven't even bothered to do the maths but it works out at an awful lot of bits. They are really good to make because they can be made from all sorts of offcuts. The darker coloured pieces in this set started out as louvred cupboard doors that were given to us when one of the members decided to update his 1970's kitchen.
The beds look really beautiful when they are dressed with the patchwork quilts that the Pakenham Patchworkers make for us and I'm told by the charity leaders that the bunks are a popular toy. I know I would have loved one when I was little.
Last night I finished the last crochet square for my baby's blanket and am in a state of eager anticipation as I look forward to start sewing it up tonight.
Gotta go now. I don't think I can wait until tonight.
I hope your day was a good one. Bye for now until next time.


  1. I too would have loved a set of beds similiar to this, accessories included of course :-)

  2. Hello Maria. I think I'm reliving my childhood. Lol.

  3. And you get to play with them LOL.. I'm jealous :))