babbling in my new love language
One month ago, we said hello to our new wee godson.
I was racing the stork neck to neck but since baby was born early, I didn’t quite finish my mama/baby gifts in time for the birth. I was still sewing the bias tape 5 minutes before we biked over early Christmas morning to bewonder baby R.
It was the first time I had ever attempted to sew a start-to-finish quilt, so I kept it simple with blocks of Javanese batik and a smattering of embroidery on the back.
I myself will choose a kind, thoughtful word over presents any day, but the enjoyment I get from creating special handmade gifts is huge. I’m already dreaming up a new top-secret present project to be debuted in the spring.
Do you have any present projects in the making? Or that are still twinkles in your eye?
Right now I’m working on a 3D Monogrammed Wall Art! It’s soo much fun but very time consuming!
Ooh, that sounds lovely!
Thanks Feebs…your silk quilt is up there in the Hall of Fame as far as I’m concerned.
Way to go! I am so impressed!!!
Thanks, E! It was special to use fabric from my homeland to swaddle my little nephew with extra love. Do you collect any one thing from all the places you visit? Ethnic cloth is a definite weakness of mine… (:
I wish I had the time for wonderful handmade things…Maybe I do but I don’t take it. I love handmade gifts, though. My sister has been making Christmas gifts for the last few years. So far she has made antique tea cup candles, yummy coffee body scrubs, and lavender bath salts…so nice :)
I’ve never tried homemade bath/body treatments as gifts, what a great idea! Does the coffee body scrub include either sugar or salt?
yes! sugar for sure. i’m not sure about salt.
Like Madame Defarge, I like to knit to hear my needle cadance click click click. Unlike that heartless crone’s muse of rolling heads, mine is the satisfaction of seeing the work of my hands grow upon my lap and become a thing of helf and volume. I like to decorate the finished afghan with handmade tassels until it
shouts “Enough! I must away!” A gift isn’t a gift unless it hurts just a little to give it away, as my friend taught me. And so I give and say, “This is part of me, made just for you. Cover yourself with my love.”
These are beautiful! I’d love to get a baby blanket like that someday, I’m sure your friend was thrilled.
She loved it, and I’m hoping it’s also manly enough for my nephew to hang onto past his childhood years. And, you know, maybe drape it over his girlfriend’s lap one evening in 25 years. (:
I love that! Any chance you’ll post a picture of the top? (: /quilt aficionado
Oooooh love it!!! Love the batik prints, super special. I want one! hah :)
Ahhh it’s pretty and personal. Couldn’t think of any better gift. =)