Our whole family cycled through some kind of stomach flu this week so I haven't posted in many a day. This morning though, I had this nifty craft idea. I'm still working on the execution but I thought the notion was a good one. It's likely that there are a number of folks who can turn out something more beautiful than my first couple of tries. (Run with it I say, if it strikes your fancy.) The idea was papier-mâché doll furniture.
Naiya and I decided to start with a bed. The framework is a reproduction of our guest bed made out of pipe cleaners.
We laid a bit of thin cardboard (cut from a cereal box) onto the raised base and then proceeded to wrap the entire thing with thin strips of paper grocery bags dipped in a mixture of white glue and water (about 4 parts glue to 1 part water).
It took about 2 hours to dry. We glued some little beads on for bed knobs and covered it with a little pillow and spread.
Next up, a rocking chair...