It’s been a crazy few weeks! We had a horrible cough/cold sweep through our ranks just as Christmas preparations were getting underway.
In addition, I broke down and bought a Silhouette Cameo when Amazon had a sale. To justify the cost (and because I am crazy) I decided we should make most of our Christmas gifts this year.
Despite the craziness, I am really enjoying making gifts. It takes more time and planning, but it’s exciting to put together something specifically for someone else, in hopes of making their Christmas more meaningful.
I can’t share all my projects just yet (some of the gift-recipients may read this blog), but here is a project I am super excited about: a doll cradle for Tiny One.
Tiny One loves her baby dolls. She feeds them her food, rocks them, and changes their diapers…but they have no place to sleep! 🙂
I didn’t want a plastic doll bed, but all the wooden ones I liked were $50-$100!
Last summer I found this cradle at a garage sale for $5 (sorry, I don’t have any “before” pictures). It was a dark wood color with lots of scratches and dings in it…but it had lots of potential!
I hid it in our basement, and last week my amazing husband sanded it down (for hours), and painted it with two coats of white paint to match our other play furniture.
I am THRILLED with how it turned out, and can’t wait to see what Tiny One thinks!
I”ll post more of our projects soon.
What are YOU making for Christmas?