The Gift of Handmade
It has been a little overwhelming around here, what with all the baby gifts that keep showing up on our doorstep. A very high percentage of them have been handmade; knit, crochet, or sewn, people’s talent is astounding. I am impressed and inspired by the time and thought that has gone into each item.
The blue cabled hat is from my friend Natasha, to whom I will be forever grateful for teaching me how to knit. She also made the blanket below, complete with itty bitty crochet edging. The brown hat is from a family friend. I love the big flower, don’t you? Just in case Junior is a boy, she included a knit band and two brown buttons that could replace the flower. Clever!
Another family friend went way above and beyond, sewing up this baby quilt, a matching fitted flannel sheet, and a couple of burp cloths. The quilt is puffy and soft and fits perfectly in the co-sleeper I recently snagged at Once Upon A Child for 1/4 retail price. And to think I had almost bought one new for $200! Can you tell I love a good bargain?
And last but not least is this fabulous red sweater from a fellow Stitch ‘n Bitcher, Denise. I’m loving the hood and the frog closures:
Thanks again to everyone for their creativity and generosity!