Friday, August 26, 2011

An Organizer For The Bed


Need a place to tuck your glasses after having read a good book or magazine in bed? Or even a pocket to put the TV remote, that is if you have a TV in your bedroom. A few moons ago I had a request from my dear friend Kathy Sue (Miss Tina’s sister)to make her a bed organizer. Knowing that Miss Kathy loves red and ticking stripes, I fashioned one for her with fabrics I thought would go in her bedroom.

P1010069a I did not have a pattern, only a picture for reference. I made a pleated pocket in the front…

P1010071a added some vintage lace to the top…


..and the bottom.

P1010068a I think my favorite thing about the piece is the beautiful handmade crochet edging at the bottom. The organizer is long enough to tuck up under a mattress and the pockets large enough to hold a book or magazine.

Thank you, Miss Kathy, for inspiring me to make you something!


See y’all later!


Claudia said...

This is so sweet! What a great idea for those of us who love to read in bed. You should make more of these and sell them - I bet many of your readers and fans would love one, Becky.


Lallee said...

Becky, this turned out beautifully, especially with the lovely embellishments you added. I'm sure Kathy will be tickled and delighted with your creation.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

OH!!! I love that! How beautiful.

Elsie said...

Becky how sweet of you to make that for Kathy. I love the maple leaf pattern on that crochet piece.
You tied that in very nicely with the floral and the ticking. Beautiful!!! I made one for my friend's mother who was in a nursing home. Their great for their wheel chair, bed and walker.

Kathleen Grace said...

What a pretty piece, I am so stuck on ticking right now, I love it! I need tomake one of these for myself:>) Have a great weekend Becky.

Simply Shelley said...

Very nice Becky...but,everything you create is wonderful :) I am certain she is going to love it...Blessings on your weekend.

Pondside said...

How clever and how pretty! What a sweet friend you are/

Colleen said...

That is just beautiful! You are so talented!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Jocelyn said...

Wow, it's beautiful!

Jocelyn @

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Adorable! You are so talented and Kathy Sue is a lucky recipient! I've seen pictures of her house on Tina's will look so cute there!!!

Miss Jean said...

Brilliant and beautiful as always. I'm gonna go look through all my laces and linens now! Maybe I could figure out how to make one! I have enough fabric, don't you think?

PamKittyMorning said...

Love it! You're so clever. xoxo

jill said...

Your organizer is very nice may have to make one for myself and I know a friend who would like one,thank you for sharing.Love Jill xx

Carol said...

I love that!

Susan Freeman said...

I love this Becky! I am always searching for the remote and my glasses too for those pre-sleep reads. The fabrics you chose and the crocheted trims are perfect!! I'll be making one soon. Have a great weekend my talented friend.

Lots of love and hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Blondie's Journal said...

This is very sweet and SO useful! I love the red ticking favorite fabric! Well done, Becky! :-)


MomWaldsPlace said...

The vintage lace you chose is absolutely perfect for this piece. You are quite the artist!

Cheryl said...


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Lovely fabric combination, especially with the vintage lace. Once again, beautifully put together!

Unknown said...

I have been wanting to make one of these! This is so darling. Kathy Sue is lucky to have you for a friend! :)


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Becky!

This is just lovely!!! What a great job!!


Deborah said...

Oh so lovely!!
You are so talented and so thoughtful my friend!!
There are 5 puppies sending their love & hugs to you!!
Happy weekend xo

Deborah xoxo

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

You did a fabulous job on the organizer. I like the combination of fabrics and the crochet is really pretty.

Heidi said...

Hi Becky! Oh how long has it been? Far too long but then I stop by to take a look in your cottage. I made one of these out of a vintage dresser scarf for my first Make do and Mend Monday project. They are wonderful to have tucked away between your mattress and box spring. Hope you are well?

Hugs from Holland ~

Debbie Kay said...

So pretty are amazingly talented.


Debbie Kay

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Good Morning Becky,
I love it! I like the crochet edging too, its really pretty and of course the fabric is just my style also its red so I love it even more. Kathy better watch out..I just might drop by your house and "borrow" this sweet little number..LOL
Thinking of you.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Linda said...

That is very pretty and such a great idea!

Kathy Sue said...

Oh I am so excited. This was the best ever to put on my bed. I even put a small pocket size Kleenex in it. So handy for my book and my glasses. This is just like mine and it was perfect for my room.Your sewing is just wonderful. Thank you Becky and love you much.( Sorry I did not see this on the first day you posted it)

Vee said...

How pretty! Once you begin sewing again after a break, it feels so good and you feel so blessed to be able to make something pretty. Very beautifully done, Becky. Love to you...

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

So sweet...and i love the colors too!

Sue said...

When I pop on your blog & hear this Boston reminds me of Forest Gump...I can picture him setting at a piano playing it :-)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It's been so long since I have dropped in to see what you are up to..and of course you are making adorable things! I made one of those for my father years and years ago. I did it because I was broke and it was Christmas. He loved it. They are so handy. He had it until it completely wore out.
Yours is lovely...needless to say, mine didn't look a bit like yours.
:) suited Daddy.

How are you? I hope you are doing well and smiling a lot. I hope your smile outshines the sun one day.
Love and hugs,

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I love the lace at the bottom too!
The whole thing is just darling!
I wish I could sew... you are so talented!
Hope this finds you well.
Happy Labor Day

Linda A. said...

Hi Becky, missing your new blogs,
Wishing God's special blessings
for you and your family.
Always, always love your needle
creations! xo