A pretty little craddle for her 3rd birthday.

On Friday we celebrated my little girl’s 3rd birthday. It was nothing fancy but it had everything she requested…

chocolate cupcakes
and balloons.
For her gift I repainted an old wooden cradle that I picked up from a yard sale this summer for $2.
Then I made some cute little bedding for the cradle out of one of her old Easter dresses.
The pad was made from the main part of the dress and I used the gathered top part of the dress to make a little pillow.
The crochet (or knitted) blanket is actually a place mat that I picked up at a yard sale this summer. So cute isn’t it? (I loved it so much that it actually became the inspiration for their playroom, which you will see soon!)
Since I couldn’t stop there, I made bear-bear a bunch of clothes using her old outgrown baby clothes. It was such a fun and cheap gift and I loved upcycling all of those outgrown baby clothes. It is so sweet watching her play dress up with some of the clothes she used to wear.

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  1. congratulations for the little one =)
    great idea with the upcycling, it looks very lovely!

  2. mustangkayla says:

    Happy birthday to your little one! CUTE gift! Love how you upcycled/recycled items for such a fun gift! I try to garage sale and thrift shop for my kids Christmas stuff too!

  3. Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs says:

    Happy Birthday to your little one! That is such an adorable gift! What little girl wouldn't love it :)

  4. Wow, it seems like she just had her 2nd birthday with the catepillars!! Time flies. Such a cute cradle!!

  5. Happy Birthday little girl!

    Gosh, you did wonderfully! The colors are totally cool (and so much fun for a playroom – can't wait to see it!).

  6. perfect party! looks so sweet! happy birthday to her:)

  7. Oh!!! So very sweet! My daughter always mothered her animals too. No baby dolls, but lots of kitties!

  8. Clever, and so wonderful a gift. I would have cherished this as a child and I adorable it as an adult!

  9. liZ evans says:

    It looks like such a cute party. That cradle was such a great find and deal. I'm so jealous!

  10. I love this! I'm a big fan of simple birthdays for the little ones. The upcycled cradle and bedding is beautiful. What a perfect gift!

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  12. Just a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw great pattern. “Treat the other man’s faith gently it is all he has to believe with.” by Athenus.

  13. Ygiy2b A round of applause for your article.Really thank you! Fantastic.

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