Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Year 2 Day 62: Made With Love

It arrived today! I was asleep on the sofa wrapped in my warm dressing-gown when the delivery man tapped on the window and I sprang from that sleep and greeted him with the biggest smile. The fabulous and multi-talented Christine has been working for several months on this most gorgeous gift for bunny and it's just an absolute shame that I've had to pixelate out his name, which is one of the BEST bits. It's his first personalised gift as well!! I'm censoring it, however, because we haven't made a formal announcement yet to people (other than family), really, on what his name will be. Just know that it looks absolutely fantastic underneath the PhotoShopping that I just hated having to do.

Here is a full look at the crafty-superiority that Christine possesses...

I just love it. Then, when Matt got home, he couldn't quit smiling at it while he read the story that flowed from panel to panel. He was well-impressed and couldn't believe the amount of time she put into it. We agreed the quilted piece should be used as a wall hanging, rather than in little one's cot, so we can keep it nice. Then, as a bonus, you can see she also made a baby-positioner with the same fabric/pattern that is on the back of the other piece -- I swear she's on a different plane of crafty-greatness. How clever!

It's great because although Christine and I have never met IRL (in real life), we have SO much in common. We're multi-cat-loving expats from America, married to a pair of Call of Duty-obsessed and witty British men...and we share a common appreciation for all things craft-related as well as Beatrix Potter (as you can see). We're also likely the most hilarious (and undoubtedly good-looking) Americans in Great Britain -- okay, perhaps I'm horn-tooting a bit much now. You gotta like how I'm so modest and humble about it though.

So yeah...Christine...fab. Her gift...fab. And bunny is so lucky to have an honorary auntie with such amazing talent! I feel like I can't sing her praises enough. I'm a sucker anyway for all things hand-made.

But still...LOVE IT!

And for those keeping track on the final countdown:
9 days remaining!!!

Roll on 10th of December!


Christine said...

Awwwwwwe Meg you made me cry! I am SO glad you guys love it. I am so happy to have it finished and in your hands before Bunny's big arrival. You are such a good friend and as you say we have never met IRL but I do love you guys! xx

The past nine months have flown by and I absolutely can not wait to see Bunny's little face. :)

Meg said...

Careful what you say to the pregnant lady...reminder: raging hormones and ticking time-bomb when it comes to tearing up herself, hehehe.

We love you right back!! xx

Kim said...

What a gorgeous and thoughtful gift!