Slowly but surely I've been working on Turtle's bedroom, changing it from a toddler's room to that of a Big Girl. Right before the end of the school year, Turtle asked for a big bed. Since birth she has slept on a floor bed, so it was just a matter of bringing in the box spring & frame we had stored in the basement.
I rearranged her room so that she can use it as a play house. She has her table & chair as well as her play stove on one end of the room, and her bed in the corner. Turtle had also asked that her bed be pretty, so I decided to create a tutu bedskirt.
15 yards of tulle & a thrift-store bedskirt as a backing later, this is what I came up with:
Not bad for for $20! Cutting the tulle into strips was tedious. Thank goodness the bed is against the wall so I only had to cover one short & one long side of the bed. We may need to trim the tulle as we keep stepping on the tutu. Oh well, I love it! Now we just need a little princess canopy. I saw one at IKEA that would work well, or I may get ambitious and create one using the directions from Girl's World: Twenty-One Sewing Projects to Make for Little Girls