So, here I am joining my first Show and Tell!
For my first time I'm going to show off Baby Brothers cradle.
That's my brother Mike in the picture. He made this masterpiece! Are you impressed?
He made it from the wood of a cherry tree that grew on our family farm. He cut the tree, sliced it up (damn if I can remember the term for that), dried it, then spent a couple months deciding what design to use to make the cradle. He finally decided to recreate a design by Sam Maloof (shown here). With only that one picture he made the cradle.
I'm truly beyond words when it comes to how impressed I am by what he did! Made even more so because Mike and I are really not close. We had a rather large disagreement when we were in college (17 years ago) and he swore he would never speak to me again. He's done a pretty good job following through with that promise.
Perhaps this is an olive branch in the form of a cradle? I guess I'll have to wait and see.
Unfortunately, BB refuses to sleep in it! The boy has no taste! We have tried multiple times with no luck. And now, I'm afraid he's almost too big for it, what with his sitting up by himself and scooching around the room talents. I will never admit this to my brother though!
It does make an amazing clothes basket...*sigh*