Sweetest Sleigh

Crib, Bedding, and Gown
Made for Baby Ellery by CarlaC


Sugar and spice, and everything nice -
that's what little girls are made of! 
The exact same ingredients went into this very special crib for the sweetest of  little girls.  The combination of pretty pink fabrics, soft textures, and classical sleigh design makes for the ultimate in girlie nursery style.



Ellery's solid wood sleigh crib was handcrafted by me using my own design.  Lengths of basswood were meticulously cut to size and pieced together for a size that is big enough for Ellery, but takes up a minimum of display space.  The curved sleigh legs were shaped using a scroll saw.  The crib is painted a fresh white and is protected by a light coat of varnish. 


The headboard and footboard feature monochromatic pink bunny scenes that are based on the sweet toile fabric used in this set.  Multiple shades of pink paints and artist pencils were used to replicate the subtle look of toile.  The lines of the headboard and footboard are accentuated with pink detailing. 
 

 
Such a feminine little crib requires the pinkest and plushest of bedding.  The patchwork comforter top is made from a mix of dainty gingham, dots, florals, and toiles.  It is backed with super-soft minkee and hand-tied with embroidery floss.  

 
The springy foam mattress is covered with a tiny pink on white floral print. The crib bumper is made of light pink bunny toile and is trimmed with a fine swiss edging. 


The base of the bed is trimmed with a tailored toile bedskirt.  The sides of the skirt are pleated in the center.  The top corners of the bedskirt are accented with tiny pink bows.


Of course, this set includes lots of feminine little pillows.  The rectangular toile pillow has a flat sham with decorative stitching.  The bolster is made from white eyelet and has a satin ribbon band around the middle.  The square pillow is made from a delicate floral print and is trimmed with pom-poms.  The patchwork pillow has teeny tassels dangling from each corner. The round cushion has an eyelet center with a pink silk ribbon rose.


Ellery's nightgown is also included.  It is made of a light dotted swiss and is edged with eyelet.  It has "pillowcase" style neckline with a hand-embroidered bullion rose, and pink silk ribbon bows at the shoulders.


  Surrounded by all this bunny soft sweet pinkness, Ellery is sure to stay snuggled up all though the night.