heart filled hand-made

March 14, 2012 at 11:22 am 5 comments

The arrival of a new baby and a steady stream of cards and presents seem to go hand in hand.  We’ve been overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of the gifts we’ve received for E from family and friends, some of whom we’ve only seen a handful of times in the nearly 14 years since our wedding.

Being a wanna-be-crafter I’m especially touched by the hand-made gifts as I appreciate how much time has been invested in making them.  Many hours of time that whisper ”we love you too precious boy”.  It’s a pleasure and a privilege to have the creativity of loved ones shaping the play space we’re creating for our son.
Most importantly Euan is enjoying them too!

Giraffe Mosaic by Merci, quilted playmat by Bilbo, Noah’s Ark cross stitch by Nanny M, Baby blanket by Nana H, quilted playmat by Charlie’s Nan, mobile by Aunty Catherine, knitted cardigan by Marian.

Entry filed under: being creative, home life.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bilbowaggins  |  March 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

    You’re welcome m’dear!

  • 2. itiseasytobegreen  |  March 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    sorry nic, gorgeous as all the handmade things are, your little boy is definitely more scrummy! x

  • 3. Merci  |  March 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Some lovely stuff there for a gorgeous boy! x

  • 4. Johanna GGG  |  March 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    aw he looks so cute in that cardy – all the hand made gifts are beautiful but of course I especially love that green giraffe 🙂

  • 5. rental mobil  |  April 22, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.


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