A while ago the kids and I hit the thrift shops by our house and I found a cute little wooden cradle for Cami’s stuffed animals and dolls. I gave her a few baby blankets from when she was a baby and that’s what she’s been using for them to lie on and cover them. In the past week or so, I’ve come up with a better solution which was of no cost.
My guy recently informed me that we needed to get some new towels. We have a few newer ones, but the ones from when we were first married are quite tattered and discolored. So while the kids were sleeping and Chris was gone, I carefully cut up a bunch of the old tattered towels to the dimensions of Cami’s cradle and stacked them. I then took some thread and pulled it through in several spots to tack it all together. I used the quilt from the previous pillow for Cami, and covered the towels.
It actually turned into a perfect little mattress.
Next thing was a project I did with a little help from Cami last week while Noah was napping. We took one of her old baby blankets and cut it to twice the size of cradle mattress. I folded it in half and used some fabric that I had bought at the beginning of the year out of the scrap bin to finish off the sides and make a matching pillow. The pillow we actually filled with the extra fabric from the blanket (carefully folded and placed in) and a little bit of stuffing to make it look just right.