Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Doll Cradle and Union Jack Doll Quilt

This is a project which I started last year, but only recently finished.   A neighbour was getting rid of this doll cradle.

The timing was perfect.  I have been searching for a second hand doll cradle for awhile. My little one likes to put her babies to night-night.  This cradle, however, was in rough shape, but I saw some potential.

Before committing to the project, I used one of those lead check kits to determine whether it was safe (it was!). I then sanded it, primed and painted it white.  The cradle require some bedding, so I made a little doll quilt using LillyBlossom Union Jack pattern.  I adjusted the pattern to fit a rectangle and the rose fabric is from a vintage pillowcase.  Altogether it was a very inexpensive project, it took some time to complete.

 Looking forward to Friday!
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  1. a really cute cradle and I love that quilt. Really nice project!


  2. Darling makeover. That quilt is just lovely. Your girl's baby looks nice and cozy in her new bed.

  3. Oh this is so cute! I would have never thrown that cradle!! You redid it perfectly!

  4. amazing what a new paint job can do :)

  5. What a fantastic job you've done, I love that quilt so much. Beautiful photos of Niagara too!

    Happy Easter x

  6. Very nice, the quilt is adorable. I didn't know about the lead testing kits. Those would be handy to have. Home Depot?

  7. I LOVE the quilt...especially in the pretty pastels. What a great find. :)

  8. You did a lovely job on the wee quilt. The doll looks ready for a nice long nap!

  9. What a beautiful quilt. I know that your girls will have fun with it now and treasure it when they grow older.
    Have a great Tuesday!

  10. What a great job you did on the lovely cradle. I've got two I'm needing to "redo"...never enough time!!!

  11. The cradle is beautiful, and I absolutely LOVE the Union Jack quilt. Fantastic fabric choices... very unexpected!


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