Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Tiny Gift

This week I had the honor of meeting a very tiny person for the first time.  
His welcome card is strung with a clothesline bearing a t-shirt and bib cut from cotton fabric made a little sturdier with some fabric stiffener, and a tiny bootie knit on #3 needles.
I started this v-neck sweater months ago when his parents told me they were waiting for a special baby and when news of his arrival came I just needed to close up the seams, 
add a little blue merino wool heart,
straighten it out with steam from a warm iron,
and wrap it all up.
He slept in my arms for over an hour and stole my heart when he held my hand.

11 comments:

Helen said...

Aww! Jen, this is so sweet! You are so skilled (although I'm not surprised there) -- and also, you could literally be a hand model because your nails are perfect. The end.

Small Burst said...

what a sweet post and such a lovely gift for new baby. The most cherished gifts to my babies which we will keep forever are the crocheted blankets and knitted sweaters and hats from loved ones. Congrats to the parents!

Nic Nic said...

ahhh so cute! what a thoughtful idea as a gift :)

Craftiness NOW said...

awww, Helen, that's so nice of u, thanks so much, i've been trying some purple polishes this season :-)

thanks, Small Burst! that's so nice that you received such lovely keepsakes!

hi Nic Nic, thank u!

jozen said...

eeek! i LOVE it! so cute!

Vicky said...

What a beautiful gift. I love the card especially, it's so cute.

Craftiness NOW said...

heehee, thanks, jozen!

thank u, vicky, cards can be so much fun to make :-)

Gypsy said...

Baby Hickory and his parents also want to thank you SO, so much for his absolutely gorgeous sweater. It is his first handmade gift and it will be treasured for ever. I love that you added the heart onto the sweater from the poem you and I both love.

And the card - absolutely beautiful! I must have shown your card to about 20 people already : )

xoxo,
Hickory (and Gypsy & Steve)

Craftiness NOW said...

awww, Gypsy, your comment actually brought a tear to my eye...i absolutely love him and am so happy the sweater fits, happy nesting :-)

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

Hi! I'm a new reader. Oh my goodness! First, the itty bitty bootie on the card is so adorable and then, I just about died when I saw the pic of your hands! Too cute!!

Craftiness NOW said...

hi PearlsAndGreenTea, thanks so much for stopping by :-)

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