Monday, August 25, 2008

a sidebed for a baby (or cat...)

damion left for volleyball camp with our digital camera in tow. that leaves me with no project picture this week. which, really, isn't such a bad thing because i'm ready to throw my window treatment project out the window. so, i wracked my brain about what to show you this week. i think i've dug up almost every project i've ever worked on already!! then i remember my 'cat in the sidebed' picture.

eden slept in our room for the first few months. we had her in the little bassinet on the floor by our bed at first. then, one day, i came across this brilliant idea. a side bed. because we have a platform bed i could make a knock off that i could screw right into the wood of the bed base. although the bottom piece was long enough that when it was slipped under the mattress the weight of the bed kept it pretty securely in place. i made it out of 3/4" plywood. the foam came from the local craft store.

i can't tell you how many times i thanked the designer of this little bed during the 3am feedings (and apologized for ripping off the idea)! it was perfect.

i have a whole series of pictures of my cat, oli, sleeping in eden's things. i think it was his way of adapting to her presence. i have him in her car seat, her bassinet, her little vibrating seat, her sidebed...not her big crib though, sadly oli is too fat to make the jump up and over!


akahusband said...

Damion, although brilliant in many ways,very attractive and very proud of the work his wife does tend to forget that Carolyn does try to post things each Monday.

In the future he will leave the camera at home where it will be better used...

Marianne & Clayton said...

I just found your blog from Ohdeedoh and was so stoked to see this post! I have been wanting to make a side sleeper exactly like this for a month or so (due in June). Thanks for inspiring me to get it done, and for showing that it can be done. Love your blog!