April 21, 2009
Just wanted to share…..
Finally finished one of Asher’s gifts. Asher is my BFF’s little boy – who was born in November – yes November – I’m a little behind. Leslie, his mama, and I have known each other since we were in our pack -n- plays together. We lived a house away from each other growing up. So it is so wonderful to be sharing these special moments 35 years later.
When I was back in Chicago visiting her I finally saw his nursery and there was a nice big spot on the wall that needed something so I really wanted to make something to fit in that space. So here it is….
Love you little Asher boy!
September 13, 2008
Posted by bellamadris under children
| Tags: appliqued
, baby blanket
, childhood friends
My friend just had a little boy 4 weeks ago, so my favorite gift to give is a handmade blanket. Her “theme” was nautical. So I found the sweetest fabric with little sailboats and I appliqued a big sailboat and embroidered his initials and date of birth. I fell in love with the chenille I used for the backing. They live in Chicago – so it will be nice and warm for the little fella come winter. I wish I could wrap myself up in that chenille.
It’s really pretty awesome to see this little guy. The mother of Evan was at my house the day my parent’s brought me home from the hospital. There is a picture of her and my brother sitting on the couch holding me. She was only 4 or 5 at the time. It’s so great to be a part of her child’s life and her to be a part of our children’s life.
I’ve always known this but there is nothing better than old friends. Every time I go back to Chicago I am quickly reminded of this. There is something about the history we share with each other, no matter how much time passes, things just seem to pick up where we left off.
I was lucky enough to see my other friend’s baby- whom I’ve been friends with since preschool (we even roomed together in College- and survived!) It’s great to see our children playing together. Our other BFF is going to have her first in November – so we are all excited about the much anticipated arrival (especially since we don’t know the sex).
Just wanted to share the latest creation. Sweet dreams baby Evan
‘We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered. ”
— AA Milne (From Winnie the Pooh)
July 20, 2008
I haven’t been blogging b/c I was asked to make a baby present for a friend who had a shower to go to today. So I’ve been working on a name sign for the gift. Kinda like the one I made for Saige – just smaller. I love how it turned out. My friend gave me no restrictions – she told me the name and the colors of the nursery and of course with the fabric hording that I do, I knew I could find something in my studio.
So, I hope the mama to be is happy with her gift. I certainly enjoyed making it.