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Made my very 1st......

Posted by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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 babyboard, or as some of you know it as a "papoose board"...My Auntie Carol taught me how to make a tradition babyboard for my daughters 1st baby.......Here I'm cutting the material to wrap/sew onto the board you see on table.....Here, I'm cutting the foam that will make up the mattress for the baby to lay on....Here, I'm cutting the buckskin strips for the trim....Here, Auntie Carol is sewing the pieces together for me.....Here it is, almost done..Auntie Carol & Uncle Chuck beaded the bow part,as I can't bead like that ....Yet.....Heres the finished board, complete with my newest grandson asleep in it!!Heres 2 boards my Auntie made for her grandbabies.....when I get as good as her, I'm going to use Pendlton blanket as well!!! Thanks for letting me share with you ladies!!!

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orangeillusion
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM
Cool!
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LaughsAlot
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 3:43 PM

 

Quoting orangeillusion:

Cool!

 thank youI'm so proud that Auntie was able to teach me, after my daughter & her lil family move back over this way, I'm going to teach her what I know...we are also going to learn how to weave baskets too & make Tule mats....I'm so excited!!bouncing

wifeairforce
by Member on Mar. 1, 2012 at 3:48 PM
That is so beautiful. I would have loved one for my babes. You did a great job.
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C_Medlin
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM
That is so beautiful!!!!
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jryberg
by Jaime on Mar. 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM

 those are amazing!

Turtledoves
by Silver Member on Mar. 1, 2012 at 3:58 PM
How neat!!
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The_Monster_Mom
by Emerald Member on Mar. 1, 2012 at 4:07 PM

That is so cool! I'm almost half Cherokee, and I remember seeing people carrying their babies around with those. :) I grew up around there. Love it!

powow65
by Silver Member on Mar. 1, 2012 at 4:12 PM

  its beautiful & original!

LaughsAlot
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 4:13 PM

 

Quoting wifeairforce:

That is so beautiful. I would have loved one for my babes. You did a great job.

 Aww, Thank you, I was very nervous, I didn't want to let my daughter or my Auntie down!! I'm glad it turned out!!

Anniea90
by Silver Member on Mar. 1, 2012 at 4:14 PM
I have never seen those before! Very cool, even better because its a tradition :)
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