Caitlyn's Cradle now has... a cradle!

I went and picked up this cradle from a woman in Des Moines. We kept social distance the best we could! It was actually pretty funny, I imagine we were comical to watch, shuffling around without coming close to each other. :joy: She told me it was made for her first son in 1975 in New York by a friend of theirs and none of her kids wanted it! I can’t believe they didn’t; it’s gorgeous and solid. She asked me if it was for a baby or a doll and I told her about the dolls and my nursery name and stuff and she was really into it. I should have brought a card :joy:. Anyway I’m really happy to have this beautiful piece, I will keep it in the family for sure.

Then I found this dachshund fabric by chance while glancing at the remnant section at Walmart! I am delighted! I’m going to use it to make a mattress cover for it because it’s gender neutral and I have two dachshunds! And a friend’s sister makes onesies, so she printed me a couple with my nursery name on them! All this today, plus awesome clearance finds of stuffed bunnies, rattles, and box opening filler (aka paper Easter grass) made for a really good day for the babies babies!

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Absolutely gorgeous!!! :heart:

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You’re so lucky. Our Walmart doesn’t sell fabric or patterns anymore. Too bad you didn’t take a baby with you. I’ll bet she would have loved to see one.

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Beautiful. You’d better not get her too excited about your babies other wise she’s going to want her craddle back to diplay her dolls in. :wink:

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Score! That cradle is lovely!

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Ooooooh SCORE!!! I don’t have luck like that. Good luck on the fabric too! Amazing finds. You should play the lottery

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I don’t know how she ever parted with it!

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I was really thrilled to find it on Craigslist and even more thrilled to see it in person. It’s beautiful! I can’t believe none of her kids wanted it!!

@jeanhai I thought about taking a baby with but I knew I was going to run into Walmart and harbor freight so I thought better not.

@quiltsabunch Very true! :joy: Can’t risk her needing it back! I don’t plan on displaying babies in it at this time simply because it’s low enough I worry the dogs would bother them and chew fingers and toes. They have a plastic baby missing her hands and feet that they’ve had since way before I even got my first reborn. As much as I’d like to think they’d not chew up a doll they see me carry around and know is “mine” I also know there’s always a possibility and I’d be absolutely crushed if something happened to Hattie or Harlow. Babies for sale I store in a pack and play in my room, safe from doggies. Maybe one day when I have an office/art studio again I will keep them in it behind a closed door :joy:

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Beautiful cradle! Unbelievable that the kids wouldn’t want it.

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Aww, it couldn’t get any better! That picture of Harlow through the poles are incredible!
All that stuff will be great for you ‘signature’ pictures as an artist!

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I would love to get ahold of some of that dachshund fabric! I absolutely love them!

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@YelenaRey That is what I was thinking! I am not a great at branding and marketing but I decided to try a bit harder. Easy when things are cute!

@Helenabeereborns I glanced for more of it, but I didn’t take the time just because I was trying to hurry. Next time I go I will look harder and pick up a couple yards. It was from Walmart. Joanne’s has some cute dachshund fabric.

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This is so beautiful. What a find!

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@RosieCait I know this is an old post but it popped up! We have 2 mini Doxies and I am always on the lookout for anything with Dachshunds :slight_smile: We have a store in Aus called Peter Alexander that mainly sells PJs but their logo is Penny his Dachshund and they often have Dachshund prints
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Awww yay!! I love this! I’ll have to look into that brand! I’m obsessed with my doxies :heart_eyes::joy:

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That is soooooooooo adorable!

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