This cradle was made by my mother the summer before she delivered me. She was a teacher and had the summer off so decided to make a cradle for her first baby who happened to be me. It has now been through me, my brother, 5 of my cousins, and 5 family friends. Definitley well used and well loved. It's still in wonderful condition and is as sturdy and safe as one built today would be. I got a new mattress for it, but the sheets and the blanket hanging on the back are also original to the crib. This will stay in our room next to the bed until it's time to move Puddin into it's real crib. I cannot wait to lay our babe into something so precious. I'm hoping it'll like the rocking motion!
(Yes, I am aware that babies should not sleep with loose blankets. Don't worry- it's a cuddling blanket for Pud and mom!)