Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Secret Projects revealed!

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.

11 comments:

paulette said...

Kelly must have flipped when she saw the cradle, bedding and quilt!! What a wonderful friend you are!! They are gorgeous!! Your husband did a fantastic job of reproducing the antique cradle!! Must go and read what Kelly said!! She must be thrilled!!Take care!
Paulette

ShabbySheep said...

What a wonderful and beautiful gift from a wonderful friend! It's really beautiful. Great job!
Sheri

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
Wow! What great gifts!!! Lucky Kelley. Your husband is also very talented. Sounds like a keeper...lol!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Quilt Hollow said...

WOWZERS! These are AWESOME gifts!! What a lucky friend!!

moosecraft said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Kelley is one lucky woman! And you and Bill are a VERY good team! :-)

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Amazing gift! I can't imagine how excited she must be.

Pat

primitivebettys said...

They are truly wonderful! You are such a dear friend to so many! :)

kelley said...

You have no idea how much I love these two pieces...

soggibottom said...

Oh wow......
x x x ....
needs a ted :-)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What an AWESOME gift. I love the cradle and the quilt is just too darn cute!

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a wonderful friend Kelly must be to recieve such a lovely and thoughtful gift. Wonderful job all around.