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TwistedBranches 04-30-2013 08:18 PM

Cowgirl Baby Bassinet get-up and more! (PIC HEAVY)
So, one of my really good friends is pregnant with her first baby and it's a GIRL! (She's actually due in about 13 days!) She was kind of freaking out because she didn't have a bassinet yet and she lives in a remote area... she was looking for something "not plastic"... and I was able to find her the Pottery Barn wicker bassinet on Craigslist for $40!

It came with a cute gender neutral skirt, bumper, and fitted sheet... but I took things to the next level. ;) I decided to make all of her gifts with a cowgirl theme since her and her husband LOVE horses, and their entire house is western style.

First, I made her a bumper out of Riley Blake Fabric, "Saddle Up" collection, with the fitted sheet and the back of the bumper out of Riley Blake Fabrics "Wanna Be a Cowboy 2" fabric collection. :)

The whole setup (specifics below):


Here is the fitted sheet and the bumper:

The two on the left of this photo are two more fitted sheets:


Then, I decided to make her a matching quilt for the bassinet...

Then, a few matching burp cloths...


Then, a matching rag quilt (the back is brown minky dot)...


Then, I used scraps for the door latch savers...

And of course, what cowgirl wouldn't be set without her own cowboy hat photo prop?!

I also found a stick horse at Goodwill and re-finished it for her! Here is how it looked before.... (check out the old shag hair!)

And After! I named him "Little Little Joe", after her horse Little Joe. He has wool "hair", that was dyed with raspberries and tea!:

We also had a baby shower where we lined the walkway with old boots with flowers in it (I don't have a photo of that), BUT, with all of the boots left over, I made two lamps for the new cowgirl's room! (I got these boots FFS from someone on DS for the walkway for the shower-- thank you so much, and look how they were re-purposed... TWICE! They will continue to be loved!)


The base of the lamps is old barn board that I've held on to for a while, sanded down ever so slightly to show the saw mill marks and just to get a little of the barn greying off of it... you can still see some. :)

rumblepurr 04-30-2013 08:43 PM

Re: Cowgirl Baby Bassinet get-up and more! (PIC HEAVY)
Oh! How ADORABLE :wub:!

Hi-Dog 04-30-2013 09:43 PM

Re: Cowgirl Baby Bassinet get-up and more! (PIC HEAVY)
What a sweet gift! It's all so nice and unique, I love the "rehaired" horsey and that rag quilt looks beyond cuddly! This little cowgirl is going to have a wonderful set-up!

mommy2kaitlyn 05-01-2013 01:20 AM

Re: Cowgirl Baby Bassinet get-up and more! (PIC HEAVY)
Oh wow! Way to cute! I love it all!

TwistedBranches 05-01-2013 01:46 AM

Thanks, everyone! She loved it! I do, too!

3lilbubs 05-01-2013 09:50 AM

Re: Cowgirl Baby Bassinet get-up and more! (PIC HEAVY)
:wub: It's all just so precious! LOVE!!!

mommabritt 05-01-2013 01:28 PM

What a wonderful gift!! Great job mama.

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MrsAsh 05-01-2013 01:41 PM

Re: Cowgirl Baby Bassinet get-up and more! (PIC HEAVY)

Mommyto2B2G 05-01-2013 01:48 PM

Re: Cowgirl Baby Bassinet get-up and more! (PIC HEAVY)
Everything is just gorgeous! What a wonderful friend, I'm sure she will love it all!

nana2peach 05-01-2013 01:52 PM

Re: Cowgirl Baby Bassinet get-up and more! (PIC HEAVY)
That is super, cowgirl, awesome-ness...

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