My sweet niece, Lily, tuned one on Monday. We drove to PA for the weekend to be at her birthday party on Sunday. I’ve been so excited to give her her birthday gift – a child-sized rocking chair I made from scratch, frame, rockers, upholstery, and all (the fabric is Waverly Chippendale in Mist). You may remember the little rocker I reupholstered a couple months ago. After taking that one apart and seeing how it was made I felt pretty sure I could make one myself, and pint-sized upholstered rocking chairs have become something of a first birthday tradition in my family. My mom’s grandfather was an upholsterer and made a little upholstered rocking chair for her first birthday. My parents had an exact replica made for Ada’s first birthday (you can see it in the same post detailing my reupholster of the small rocking chair linked above). And now I’ve made this one for Lily.
Lily jumped right up into her chair with a big smile on her face the moment it was unwrapped, which made every hour spent and every bruise and bloodied finger more than worth it.