Monday, 30 October 2017

Made with Love

 A while ago i was commissioned to make some projects for a sweet little book designed as a cover gift for issue 41 of pretty patches magazine, out now...........it was to be called made with love and there was also to be a reel of pretty ribbon printed with those words too as part of the gift......such a sweet idea.....
 .............i made a little doll, a patchwork cushion and a pretty house decoration.......the projects are still with the magazine but i will photograph them when they come back......the little doll is pictured here on my work table when i had just finished sewing her...... and below in the little book.....
 .............part of the project involved me taking step photographs and you have to remember not to sew too fast and miss out picturing each step.....below are the doll's arms, legs and head ready for turning prior to stuffing with toy filling......
 .............i am fond of this little doll pattern and plan to make some more versions soon....
 ............most of the things i make are made with love....either for the person i plan to gift it to or for the love of crafting and creativity itself.....working with beautiful fabrics and seeing pretty things emerge on my crafting table makes me very happy......
 .............the ribbon inspired me to make some pincushions as gifts for stitching friends and to add strips of the ribbon on the back...
 ................below is a something i have been knitting for a sweet newborn.....our younger daughter and her husband have a gorgeous new baby boy called louis and i knitted these bootees for him.....
 .................every stitch was made with love.........
 ................the pattern is from the knitter's year book by debbie bliss and the yarn is baby cashmerino.......these little red and white bootees are so cute........i am making some blue and white ones too....
 .............i also made a v stitch crochet baby blanket for louis to snuggle up in......
 ..........it is lovely to welcome a new grandchild into the world and to see rhys with his new baby brother............happy times and counting blessings.........
 ..............a pink pumpkin was added to my pumpkin harvest last week......now we are nearing the end of october and the pumpkins will be put away for another year.........
..............thank you for dropping by dear readers and for your kind comments.......i wish you a happy cosy, crafty week ahead....and HaPpY HaLloWeEn! ..................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

21 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Congratulations on your grandchild Louis, the bootees look rather sweet.
Love the rag doll

Julie xxxxxxx

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your little doll is so adorable...congrats on the magazine project!
Your new little grandson will be so cozy in the special booties and blanket
you created with love! How very wonderful to have another grandchild...such a blessing!

Mickkie said...

Helen,
The little red booties are so cute, and I admire your patience in knitting such a tiny little project for a tiny little one. The arrival of a new baby to the family is always a happy time.
Love the little doll in her red and white outfit. I have had a doll ready to stitch up for a while, maybe this will be my next project. Oh, so many WIPs, so little time. LOL!
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie, Indiana USA

Lorrie said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! It's such a special time for all of you. He'll look so dapper in those red and white booties you knitted.
The doll project is sweet, too. I like making gifts for people, but I've learned that some people don't really appreciate them. So sad. There's nothing like something made by hand.

Jennifer Hays said...

Congratulations, Helen! How lovely to have a new grandchild. You made such beautiful booties for Louis. I enjoyed seeing the doll too, what a sweet little thing. How nice to make things for others. Hope you have a good week, take care.

sew said...

Delighted to learn of the arrival of baby Louis - I bet he looks jolly handsome in those bootees! Love the little dolly too - lots of cheery red & white in the Philipps hosehold!

Jacky H said...

What a delightful week you've had. I love all your makes. I must get a copy of pretty patches. The doll is delightful my granddaughter would love her.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

A little grandson, how wonderful. I shall buying the magazine so I can make your sweet little doll xx

Susan said...

I would love this doll. Do you know if this magazine is available in the US?

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love all your little baby makes Helen and once congratulations to you all, having a new baby in the family is wonderful!!
Your little dolly is so sweet and I'll look forward to more of them popping up here. :)
I'm sorry we won't see any more of your pretty pumpkins for a whole year.
Happy new week,
V x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm happy for you too and love those sweet little booties. Of course the doll is adorable! I love dolls like those you make and handmade is always best. Sweet hugs, Diane

Jane said...

What a sweet little doll Helen. You can see all the love your pour into your work..everything is so gorgeous. Welcome to the world to your new grandson, his little booties are just perfect for the chilly weather. Many congrats to all. Hugs xxx

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

As always, I've found such joy reading your post today. The little red booties are scrumptious for baby boy Louis.... how sweet.. and the cozy blanket will keep him snuggly warm. Love the red and white polka dot scissors too.. and red and white everything makes me smile! Little girl dolly is precious. I just love "making" too... most of the time I don't even know who I'm making it for, but I love doing it and it brings such pleasure, so I just keep on making. One of these days, I want to donate some things to foster homes or senior centers... something that may bring someone a little joy. Hugs.. Marilyn

Gracie Saylor said...

Welcome, Louis! I am so happy for you and your family, Helen :) The booties and blanket are precious and I know you have made them with love...love is evident in all your work, and I want it to be evident in what I make as well. Happy Week, dear Helen! xx

angelasweby said...

Such a pretty doll, Helen. Your designs are always a little bit extra special. The bootees are so sweet, just right for Christmas Day and the blanket is beautiful. Does it come in adult sizes I wonder. I feel like snggling down now the hour has changed and the evenings are drawing in :-)

Carole Williamson said...

A beautiful & inspiring blogpost as always Helen. Congratulations on your new grandchild, they bring such joy.
Take care.
Love Carole from Rossendale xx

Simone said...

Congratulations on the birth of your new grandson! His little bootees are a delight! x

Teresa Kasner said...

*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to you and your family on the birth of Louis! I love your doll.. I'd love to make one.

BooOOOoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo
*H*A*P*P*Y* *H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N*!*
BooOOOoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Nancy Jo said...

howdy, I just found your blog. Beautiful.
I am trying to locate a tutorial on the fabric pumpkins; do you have one?? they are lovely

Pat's Patch said...

Congratulations to you and all the family; welcome baby Louis. Such beautiful made with love gifts for him, and us too. Joy and happiness. Love and hugs OXOX

Sam I Am...... said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! The booties are so sweet and so is the blanket. Love your pink pumpkin and the doll...you'll have to make a boy doll for Louis! I wish I had just a wee bit of your creative genes! I'm going to look for that book now.