Earlier in the spring, I made a useful accessory for the Dafter’s bed: a dust ruffle. I’d been thinking it would be good to have something to hide all the boxes and puzzles under the bed, and then I found the perfect fabric.
I found the Michael Miller fabric online. The company is licensed to use Cecily Mary Barker’s Flower Fairy images, and the Dafter fell in love with the Night Fairy fabric.
She liked it even better when the fabric arrived in the post, as it’s also sparkly! I used a different fabric for the bit of the dust ruffle that fits under the mattress, and I didn’t gather the dust ruffle itself, in order to save fabric but also so that you can see the design clearly. So perhaps we should call it a dust panel rather than a dust ruffle? In any case, it goes really well with her green carpet.
When I finished the dust ruffle, the Dafter was spending most of her time in bed, and I felt it was important to make her bed as welcoming and attractive a place for her as possible. At the beginning of May, she had worked up to being out of bed about two hours total a day, and had at that point only just become able to leave the house three times a week. She then began a private therapy for her ME/CFS, and the past six weeks have seen a huge breakthrough for her, which I will tell you more about soon.
So the bed is no longer where you will find the Dafter most of the time, but she still enjoys having fairies attend her when she is there. Perhaps they have been instrumental in her recent progress?
I wish you all a very good weekend!