Soft As A Cloud.....
Some of you have mentioned, Dear Readers, that now that there are More Bearys in the Cloud Palace, there would be a need for More cloud chairs so all of them could sit together! Believe me, I had been thinking about that need for a long time, and had also been thinking about the beds that would be needed for each of them. Well, it seemed only fitting that since Blue had got the Cloud Palace started with her Powerful Wishing Stars... that her bed would be the first one I would make. It also would require the most "engineering" if one can say that about a bed, because it would need to fit inside the Circular Tower bedroom without taking up All the floor space! And Some of you might have noticed that there was the start of a new Cloud Sofa in the Cloud Palace when the Bearys were arriving... it just wasn't quite finished yet! So here you can see the start of the new furnishings....
The sofa is made entirely of cardboard for the framework,
and then it is painted with a white undercoat
so that the see-through nature of the "clouds"
will only reveal the white color.
The Bed for Blue begins with a wooden base,
curved to fit the circular chamber,
with one side having a serpentine shape.
Then the "sides" are made to resemble the shapes of clouds...
made from cardboard.
Then I took the shape of the back side
and made a separate template from card stock
and used this to make the tufted velvet that will cover the bed.
I used seed pearls to tie the tufting down.
Here it is glued into the back of the already primed bed frame.
Then I added the section for the front side,
only making sure the top edge of the velvet
wrapped over the inner frame and covered the inside too.
Of course, I have to keep testing
to make sure it still fits in the Tower!
And I also started the other beds!
This one would need to be very carefully fitted
into the front dormer of the Cloud Palace!
Here you can see it being tested before painting....
And here, (along with the clutter of books and crystal butterflies)
you can see it painted and also the beginning of the third bed to the left.
Meanwhile I made a mattress for Blue's bed
out of the softest silk chiffon
in a perfectly matching cream the color of clouds at dawn.
And because no two beds are exactly alike,
(Just like no two Bearys are exactly alike!)
I started to add the fluffy cloud lining for the bed under the front dormer.
This will be Sweet Pea's bed.
And once the fluffy sides were complete,
I added a string of iridescent pearls along the crest of the clouds...
And a mattress of the softest brushed cotton flannel in pure white....
And then we have to test it for fit.....
Oh, it is Snug.... but it fits beautifully!
But perhaps they will need a blanket......
Of the Softest gossamer "lawn"......
Or the sheerest star dusted organza....
But let's not forget the Cloud sofa.....
slowly getting it's fluffy glitttery covering...
Here you can see the thread I use to hold it in place while the glue is drying.
It is the Perfect size for just two Bearys to sit together!
Now there really is enough seating for Everybeary!
And in case you were worried that they might starve
once the Marzipzan was all gone...
Hamish Harry has done a bit of scavenging and
requisitioning from all my supplies....
He found a pot of Honey, A canister of Tea,
Some "Erdbeere" preserves
And a bottle or two of milk!
I guess Nobeary will starve this week!
But Alas, You will notice that I have not finished the third bed...
Lady Lavender assures me she doesn't mind
because she can tell it will have it's own special features....
So it is worth waiting for!
But I know the Question that is burning in your minds, Dear Readers!
The question of whether the Bearys fit in their beautiful beds!
Well, Sweet Pea was only too happy to climb into her Soft as A Cloud Bed...
Covered over with the gossamer thin spiderweb fairy blanket....
And Blue was happy to show you her beautiful bed....
Draped in Star dusted Organza....!
So I guess you can Rest assured, Dear Readers,
That once I get the New Furniture for the Cloud Palace completed,
It will Fit them perfectly,
and will be Soft As A Cloud.