easy enough, right? how could i deny her these simple requests?
except… have you ever attempted to find a nice-looking cat bed? nearly impossible, unless your tastes are, um, different from mine, or your (totally hip, modern) pockets are deep. so i decided to make one.
* vintage pop crate with pretty graphics, found at an estate sale ($5)!
* thrifted down comforter, found at the bins! (the bins is a giant warehouse full of huge rolling carts, stuffed with things that the regular goodwill stores couldn’t or didn’t sell. everything is priced by the pound. a queen-sized down comforter costs somewhere in the ballpark of $2. pure awesomeness.)
* a delicious array of patterned bias tape, purchased at portland’s dreamy bolt fabric boutique. (i must admit this was a bit of a splurge; but i couldn’t resist the polka dots!)
the process was straightforward, albeit time-consuming: i deconstructed the comforter (sort of messy, but a rotary cutter kept flying feathers to a minimum), then reworked it. First, I made a liner just a touch smaller than the box. Then, made an overboard collection of mini-featherbeds to stack inside. i liked the idea of extras so i could change them out with the washing. because a princess still needs herself some tuft for napping when the laundry’s in.