fun stuff : winter in the park

posted on: Wednesday, August 15, 2012



Last week we took advantage of a spot of sun -- before the westerly winds started up -- and headed out to our fave park. It was a bit chilly but miss lady was more than happy to scoot around on our new giant picnic rug. It's actually a bedspread that I have repurposed for giant picnics. Hoorah!


My ma's friend Caroll made this little '50s style baby jacket and hat for the lady. Aren't they adorable? We have received so many lovely gifts and handmade items for the lady, the preschooler and also the teen, (many years ago). While I'm terrible at formal thank-you's I feel truly grateful for each and every gesture.



As you can see this lady is on the move. She wanted to crawl right off the giant picnic rug and dig in the dirt.



p.s I have also opened a tiny Etsy Store. I love hunting for vintage goodies but my home is bursting at the seams (or so the man feels ;) so I am going to share them with you! If you fancy a vintage item or two from down Sydney way, I plan to add more items over the next few months so stay tuned :)

Do you love giving handmade goodies to new babies? I love giving baby gifts. Or do you have a fave handmade item that was gifted to your wee ones? I'd love to hear.

20 comments:

  1. Aww she is completely adorable. I love vintage baby clothes and have a little girl on the way so I'll be watching your store eagerly : ).

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    1. yay for your little one on the way! hopefully I'll pop in some cute threads too.

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  2. Oh she's a sweetie! Such a lady! Love the knits (Sass lives in hers....I was going to learn how to knit, but I keep finding them for bargain prices at the oppie it just doesn't seem worth it!)...Also loving that you have started a store. Am so keeping my eye on that spot :) x

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    1. (It's been ages since I stopped by and commented, but I've been reading and loving your posts, as usual) x

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    2. the store means I never have to walk past cute kitsch goodies again, right? ;)

      as for knitting...I bet you'd be great! I can barely sew so that would be a bit too ambitious for me.

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  3. So cute!

    I will definitely check out your store!

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  4. She is just too cute! Love the knit set- those are my favorites too! My moms best friend made a blanket & hat for Stella and made little booties and a hat for Ruby. LOVE these.
    Also found a great Etsy Shop (out of UK) that does embroidery name hoop ring gifts! I have been giving those for new babies. They are adorable and are such great/thoughtful gifts. -Well, at least I think so!
    xo

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    1. thanks marla :) and that is so sweet of you ma's bestie. when you lack the handmade skills (like me) etsy is so awesome!

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  5. So pretty, that mint cardigan ensemble is adorable, what better than a day in the park surrounded by pretty, love Posie

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    1. thanks jennie, she was so happy to be out and about.

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  6. She is all sorts of delicious! And what a delightful cardi and hat. I love making wee things for new babies. Something soft, vintage fabric perhaps. So small and quick to make too. Hope all is lovely in your world :)

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    1. thanks steph, you are so skilled when it comes to making wee things!

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  7. She's absolutely adorable! Etsy store..exciting!

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  8. Gorgeous! I do love a simple garter stitch jacket on a baby. Classic. And such a beautiful colour x

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    1. a garter stitch! now I know. the colour is lovely isn't it?

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  9. LOVE the hair piece! And your cute baby!!

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    1. thanks :) I love a sweet crochet head piece.

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  10. What a sweet cardigan and pretty head piece. An Etsy store? How exciting!! You have a great eye for things so can't wait to see what's on offer :)

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