Sweetest Sleigh

Bed, Bedding, and Gown
Made for Riley Kish by CarlaC

Riley just loves pink, pink, and more pink.  Given a choice of colors, she will pick pink every time, whether it be clothing or candy.  Her designer bedroom reflects her sweet tastes.  Her sleigh bed is fit for a princess with regal styling and plush pink bedding.

Ellery's solid wood sleigh bed was handcrafted by me using my own design.  It is sized to be big enough for Riley (approximately 4.5 inches wide by 10 inches long), but to take up a minimum of display space.  The curved sleigh legs and rails were shaped using a scroll saw.  The bed 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 bed 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 top sheet is made of a white cotton with pink dots.  It 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.

Riley'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.

In this soft and beautiful bed, Riley is sure to dream of the sweetest things, like eating pink ice cream in a pretty pink dress.