I hope you are all doing well.
As you can see I finally finished the two mattresses for the Twins bedroom. I used the fabric of an old cotton shirt and followed Otterine's mattress tutorial. I have to admit to finding it a little more tricky than I expected. I nearly opted for the fake version given my limited skills in the sewing department. An emergency phone call to my wonderful seamstress sister, soon had me on the right track again. I stressed I just couldn't have my little people lying on a cardboard mattress, and she gave me a few tips on how to get it right and.... voila!
Apparently my mistake was not having a big enough seam allowance, the fabric kept getting caught in the machine, so once I made a larger seam allowance I managed just fine. I trimmed back the excess fabric, and hey presto ready to fill and tufft. Now I feel so much better knowing my little people will sleep comfy cosy on a nice soft mattress.....LOL Thanks Sis....; )
Not only did my Sister help me out this week but my Brother too...he must have the patience of a Saint, he saved me hours of frustration by machine sawing all the timber for the floors in Ambrosia Place. Just one phone call and half an hour later he was sawing up tiny little floor boards on his big machine. I feel so lucky to have siblings are so willing to play along with my obsession. Thanks guys...XX
Now I'm all set.....I just need to get my commissions out of the way and I will be ready to get into it. Famous last words.....; )
Happy minis every one!!
ML Fi xx
P.S I hope you don't mind my rough photo's I'm trying to follow my post as I go resolution.