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ThreadKoe's picture

Family Crib (post #31224)

Oma has to show off the layette she made for the latest addition to sleep in the family crib. This is the 11th child to sleep in the handmade crib made by my DH's father, designed by his Mother, who felt that a storebought crib was not good enough. Mommy to be picked the fabric before we knew, and when the ultra sound said it was a girl, I picked up the jumbo rickrack to make it pink. :) Cathy

Edited 10/11/2009 12:57 am ET by ThreadKoe

rodezzy's picture

(post #31224, reply #1 of 16)

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW thanks so pretty and sweet.  A wonderful heirloom and a beautiful baby girl.  Thanks for sharing such a precious memory.

Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

dressed2atee's picture

(post #31224, reply #2 of 16)

What a blessing both the baby and crib are.  Thanks so much for sharing!

Gloriasews's picture

(post #31224, reply #3 of 16)

What a lovely crib set - & such a sweet baby!  Thanks so much for sharing.


MaryinColorado's picture

(post #31224, reply #4 of 16)

Thanks for sharing the photos of your beautiful cribset, it turned out so well!  The pink rickrack really added that feminine touch!  Your grand daughter is so pretty, pink is a great color for her.  So adorable, Oma! 

ThreadKoe's picture

(post #31224, reply #5 of 16)

Thank you everyone for the compliments. That is the 3rd crib set I have made for the crib including my own now. I am truly blessed to be able to do it. Cathy

jjgg's picture

(post #31224, reply #6 of 16)

What a treasure, I hope that crib goes on to many many more babies, please keep records for the generations to come so they will all grow up knowing their history/legacy. this is truly something to cherish.\

ThreadKoe's picture

(post #31224, reply #7 of 16)

I am in the process of trying to do that now. I am rounding up pictures and getting a scrap book ready. Henry's dad is 84, and we just took a picture of him with Kara in his arms. He was sooo fussy about the layette as I was making it, tee hee hee. He fussed it was too loose, and the baby could grab it with her fingers. He did not realize the batting was cotton, and I had not washed it to shrink it yet. Once I washed it, it fit perfectly, and he was satisfied. He he he. Henry's Mom helped me make the pattern for the bumper pads, so she is still there, even though she has passed away. All my girls are going to use the crib, or hope to. Cathy

Ceeayche's picture

(post #31224, reply #9 of 16)


What a lovely legacy!  How about including your directions for making the accessories to this beautiful heirloom so that other generations can add their versions?

Greet each day with Joy.  Embrace your blessings.

Greet each day with Joy.  Embrace your blessings.

ThreadKoe's picture

(post #31224, reply #11 of 16)

Had not thought of adding my directions for the layette, he he he. I do have a box of the bits and pieces of the past two stored away, even though they are incomplete and completely worn out! Each time I make one, I have made improvements to the original design I did, as I did not really like my original drape. I much prefer the last two I have done. I shall definitely put directions for them in the book, Thanks for the suggestion! :) Cathy

Palady's picture

(post #31224, reply #10 of 16)

Doing a booklet on the origins of the crib & the babies priviledge to use it can only be a plus.  Including photos add a huge bit of information.  Attaching scraps of the fabric from your effort & any other information will matter.

It's noteworthy that the sides of the crib were made narrow!  Dare say that was foresight at it's best.  Is there any chance Henry's Dad can do a tape of his effort?  Any chance he can sign the crib bottom & date as to when it was made?

MO, the heirloom being accepted by the generations is heartwarming.  Thank you for letting us be a small part of this special event.


ThreadKoe's picture

(post #31224, reply #12 of 16)

I dearly wish we could get Dad to sit and talk on tape even! He steadfastly refuses. He hardly will even let us take pictures, tee hee hee. It took almost an hour to convince him to have his pic taken with the latest addition. We were very lucky to get as much information out of him this time about the crib! He is a man of very few words. Cathy

Palady's picture

(post #31224, reply #13 of 16)

>> ... man of few words ... <<    Understand completely. 


Crazy K's picture

(post #31224, reply #8 of 16)

Oh, Cathy, that's beautiful.  What a nice thing for you to do.  It makes it just so extra special when hand-made by Oma.........

Thanks for sharing!


WooDee33's picture

That looks lovely! (post #31224, reply #14 of 16)

That looks lovely!

WooDee33's picture

That looks lovely! (post #31224, reply #15 of 16)

That looks lovely!

martin66george's picture

ohhh, it looks so beautifull) (post #31224, reply #16 of 16)

ohhh, it looks so beautifull) Great job)