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Wiishu's Birthday Present

I was more than a little appalled to realize, when I went looking for it, that I never put up the slideshow on what is one of the coolest prezzies Wiishu (and I) have gotten. Wiishu’s auntie Lynn (my sister) sent it to us actually two years ago. It’s a bed I’d been eying on E-bay since the first month after Wiishu arrived. It’s one of the best 3-D puzzles ever. It came in sheets of laser-cut plywood and turned into this. I’ll get that slideshow put together and up, but to make a long story short…last BDay I finally got the time to start it. I got the pieces out and sanded and the first coat of paint on them…then the floor happened. And the windstorm…and everything else. So this BDay, I finally got to finish it. I made the mattress following a futon demo online, but it doesn’t roll very well. 😀 Their pillow is the pillow our little bracelet-bearer used for the wedding. Anyway…here’s the sneak peek…

 

6 comments to Wiishu’s Birthday Present

  • That looks really fantastic and sumptuous.

    My bed is plainer but still comfy.

    Hah, Wiishu and Pooki can be glad they don’t have a futon. I tried one while moving, years ago, and, eeeee, did I want a more comfortable mattress. (I could feel the frame underneath. The Japanese might have something with their lower mats, though I’d want the platform raised off the ground a bit more.

    U;ve mussed seeing your blog posts and pictures, and the adventures of the crew.
    But I’ve been off doing other things too, and nowbusy getting, well, busier doing that.

    • BCS, was your futon a foam mattress? When I got married, my wife had a couple of those types of futons. I bought a futon about 15 years ago when my ex- and I separated. It’s a cotton stuffed mattress, about 8″ thick. The stuffing is secured by heavy thread that goes completely through the mattress to the other side and then back again several times. It’s fairly firm, although it does roll up, it takes a lot of effort. I used it for about 13 years before I bought a traditional innerspring mattress that was custom made for me. (custom made does not equal $$$$ – I paid less than $800 for the mattress and box springs, even though it’s a queen size mattress).

  • Hanneke

    Hi Jane, it’s good to see you posting again. That moonbed is very lovely, and so are the colorful chinese silks for their bedding. The brown futon-mattress is a very good fit with the bed, and the red and pink (though not my colors) look very opulent and chinese in it, and lovely warm to snuggle under.
    (Sorry for being late answering here, I had to look up my password.)

  • chondrite

    I am pleased to see that Mr. Wiishu has his very own version of a Christmas sweater. Does the rest of the crew also have sweaters?

  • BJD doll/figure interest: Lammily has a Kickstarter to create the first wheelchair for Lammily, Barbie and Ken, and other popular fashion dolls, since the Barbie wheelchair as last produced in 1997. Search for ( Lammily Wheelchair ) on Kickstarter.com. There are about 11 more days in the campaign, which is now 73% funded with over 500 backers.

    They show video of a prototype in colors suitable for girls and boys, with a Lammily doll, at an exercise class for girls using wheelchairs. The girls immediately start make-believe, playing with the dolls, and are excited to have a doll who is like them.

    Lammily last year produced the first realistically proportioned fashion doll (Traveler), and then an African-American doll (Photographer), and just launched a realistically proportioned boy doll (Animal Rescuer, Boy Lammily). People who pre-ordered the Boy Lammily are supposed to receive them this week, before Christmas and Hannukah.

    They have shown a commitment to both the typical, realistic girls, young women, and boys, young men, and a commitment to those of us who are not so typical, or to special needs and talents, including body image for girls and boys, the need for education for young girls’ health (a booklet on periods), and are continuing to innovate, to compete with the hyper-feminine and hyper-masculine dolls.

    Proceeds from the wheelchair sales will also contribute towards two organizations that help wheelchair and handicapped users, one in the US and one in Russia.

    The company founder is Nickolay Lamm, a graphic designer who started with an idea for a realistic alternative to Barbie.

    Videos showing the dolls and kids’ reactions, for the Traveler and Photographer girl dolls and the new boy doll, and for the wheelchair campaign are at Lammily.com.

    Also of note for science fiction fans, there are outfits (some sold out at present, more due in) for a Mars and Apollo mission jumpsuit and an Amelia Earhart styled pilot’s outfit. There are also tylish retro amd modern dresses for the girls and upcoming outfits for the boys.

    I had given to the Boy Lammily campaign and strained a point to give to the wheelchair campaign. So I’m due to receive a Boy Lammily this week, and the wheelchair is due before June of next year, once funded. Both the lighter skinned Traveler girl and the darker skinned Photographer girl look great. I intend to get the Photographer sometime next year, if and when my budget calms down.

    It’s my hope that fans here, and CJ and Jane and Lynn, will not mind the plug for a worthy cause. Go see what the wheelchair and the dolls look like, and be impressed by the commitment behind them.

  • ready4more

    Jane, Michael and I wish you and CJ the very best of holiday seasons.—Paula

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