Awww!!! This is perfect and aren't handmade gifts the best?? Unfortunately no one in my family is capable of this... but that's what friends are for right, LOL... Love how you included all the photos. I would have had a hard time picking through those too!
Maddie is a little doll!! Ok- I think this could be one of my new favorites... I love that you used all the picutres here- they are all so *perfect*!! Love the rounded corners, and the red- makes everything stand out, and simply pretty! Great job on this one- glad you got a chance to finish today <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'>
Look at that precious girl! I really like the red, it just makes this LO pop, Elizabeth! Your journaling is soft, sweet and sincere. Maddie will just adore what you have created for her, as well as Great -Grandma <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'>
So sweet. Beautiful pages. Thanks for sharing. <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'> <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'>
This is stunning, Elizabeth! All of these photos bring a smile to my face! Superb journaling, as always!
This is sooo beautiful! The perfect little touches!
Project - Handmade
posted 03/01/05 at 04:28 PM
I'm digging deep into the pile of unfinished projects on this one… anyway, I couldn't bear to leave out any of the photos from this day as they were all so cute and just a little different. The outside corners are rounded to bring it all together a little bit. Thanks for looking! <p> Supplies: AC number stickers, MM rub-ons, MAMBI thread, snowflake charm and slide mount. Fonts are Riverside and Caecilia Roman. <p> JOURNALING: You’re a lucky, lucky girl. The beautiful sweater and hat you are wearing in this picture was hand-knitted by a master knitter: your Great-Grandma Rinehart. She has made countless blankets, sweaters, and other handicraft work through the years but due to arthritis and age, had mostly retired from large projects by the time you were born. It was such a tremendous surprise, then, when we received a package with this sweater and hat along with a pair of booties and blanket as a gift for you after your birth. All of the pieces are of a simple design in brilliant white yarn and satin ribbon. The craftsmanship is exquisite—it’s obvious how much work went into knitting them for you. <p>
You only wore them a few times around Christmastime; though I’m not a big believer in putting special possessions away instead of actually using them, I just couldn’t bring myself to have you wear this set for much beyond taking photographs for the permanent record. It’s nice to own something that you visit in a drawer and marvel at its beauty and meaning every so often. Maybe someday you’ll have your own daughter and carefully pull the sweater, hat, booties, and blanket out of tissue, take a photograph of her, then carefully put it all back. In a world where clothing is designed for mass production and the construction of the garment is cute but uninspired, it’s sure nice to have something handmade by Great-Grandma Rinehart.
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