Sunday, April 5, 2009

I had

I had... a little stack of Japanese fabric. linen... purchased just in time from here. bought to make a gift. a little baby gift. It is sometimes hard, to choose the right thing... you want the gift to be worn, you want the gift to be liked... I thought... I decided... I cut... I sewed...
little red birds... all in a row perfect for Spring I lined it... with a neutral cotton, for a little warmth on chilly days...
and it was finished with a tiny vintage button.
a raglan sleeved kimono style jacket...
from this book ...simple,but delightful,
for a new baby, that I am soon to meet...
Every child begins the world again....Henry David Thoreau

27 comments:

mistybliss said...

this is so beautiful.
yes, it will be worn.
yes, it will be like, and loved, and cherished!
perfect choice of fabrics.
just love the tiny vintage button too x

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

something so beautiful just might not get worn...its precious....
too lovely...clever you..beautiful fabrics

YarnSnob said...

It's finished! This is so beautiful. I'm sure it will be loved, cherished and worn, lucky little baby :)

kim said...

This is absolutely the sweetest, little gift. The fabric is precious, and I'm certain it will be one of those items that is tucked away as too special to pass on. Just gorgeous.

the nest said...

wow, that is a very sweet piece! charming fabric and the ric-rac and lining and button - it's just dear. perfect for a beginning!
- annri

Eliza said...

I LOVE it! It's so perfect, so beautiful and elegant at the same time.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It is precious, as will be the wee one that wears it. What a lovely and thoughtful gift.

A kind act reverberates through all time and space.

lucy said...

one thing i truly admire about your work is that:-
you have a unique idea for one unique person
you pick the perfect and suitable materials
you create carefully with your hands, paying attention to detail
you add charming little things like the buttons
in the end, i cannot think of any other person the perfect gift is going to suit, other than who it's meant for.

Sarah said...

Beautiful little birds - I'm sure it must be loved

nicole said...

There is no doubt in my mind that you made the right choices. All the details are perfect.

Lovely gift, lucky baby!

Renee said...

Lovely and so heirloom quality!

Brittany Noel said...

I love the little birds. This is a perfect gift.

L'Atelier said...

It is very beautifulQ

Alison said...

It looks absolutely beautiful - perfect patterning and colours for a small baby. And the gathers on the inside....make me smile :)

Jane said...

What a sweet little gift with so much love sewn into it. What a lucky friend to have you.

raining sheep said...

So CUTE! I love the birdies; such sweet fabric for a sweet baby.

emma lamb said...

oh, such beautiful fabric and the perfect button, i'm sure it will be loved very much!

thank you for the tin appreciation, it's good to know i'm not alone... :)

Nicole said...

lucky little girl!

peaknits said...

So sweet. Your pictures tell such a story - just a little bit of it, leaving so much to my imagination...I love that.

tiennie said...

It's lovely!

amanda said...

so beautiful. it will be worn and treasured.

lucky knitter said...

I love the fabric - a sweet gift!

Marcela said...

You´re really a poet!!!
Wonderful!!!

Marcela from Argentina
queenofstyle@ciudad.com.ar

Alison Boon said...

Just stunning.

Lin said...

The fabric looks so lovely. What a lucky baby to wear it!

riotyarn said...

gorgeous!!!

Megan Young said...

This is so beautiful. Where did you get the Handmade Baby book from?