Now that the gifts have arrived, I can show you what I was working on.
My friend Kelley is turning .... tomorrow and I wanted to make her something special.
She had shown me an antique cradle that she would have liked to have. So, I had my husband build me one just like it and then I painted it to match the original. We had to work from scratch so the sides had to be redone and I didn't realize until I painted it, that he messed up the rockers, they should have a slight dip in the middle. I notice these things;) But, it all worked out and not bad for our first try. I made ticking pillows and then antiqued them. This is a photo without the matte spray. If you want to see a picture of it with the finish you can check out Kelley's blog, on the left side column.
No cradle is complete without a doll quilt. I had planned on doing a hand pieced quilt, but then I got an idea and this is what I came up with. It is a combination of Janet Bolton, Jan Patek and Me.