I made my base much smaller than the one in the design. The only reason I did that was to be able to display it in a particular place. The other base would have been way too big.
I covered the base in a greeny blue...teal?...velveteen which will go well with the fabrics I have chosen. I have a temporary mattress on the frame at the moment just to give you an idea of how it looks.
The bed is about 17 inches tall!!!
I will be getting Lesson 2 on Tuesday.....we will be making all the mattresses for the bed.
I have also been fooling around with a much smaller bed. This one is 1/12th scale....6 inches long and 5 inches wide.... and will fit into a standard doll house. I've already discovered design flaws...oh well:) I'll keep going and finish it but next time I'll do a few things differently