It's a pine doll cradle, about 18" long.
The cradle is filled with bedding and topped off with a little quilt made from vintage quilt blocks.
I'm hoping it finds a good home and raises some money for the museum. It's always hard to place a value on something like this.
I used red ticking to make the little mattress and a matching pillow.
The pine cradle is stained a dark walnut. I used a paste wax to give it a vintage look and feel. It took quite a few coats to get a nice patina.
Next, I made some sheets and a pillow case.
For the sheets I used a cream cotton broadcloth.
The pillow might be a little small in scale, but I think it is still OK.
Next, I put together a little doll quilt made from a pair of vintage quilt blocks.
The backing in vintage woven flannel.
It is hand quilted.
UPDATE: I decided the little quilt was too small and made a replacement. It was a little larger and filled the cradle better. It is similar vintage fabrics and the same flannel backing.
She is a very sweet girl.
She loves to sit on the quilt frame as I quilt.
We were without a pet for a few months. It is a big commitment.
I'm glad we waited, Velma is the perfect housemate ;-)