I have a group of women I call my friends, but we’ve never met in person (except for one). They all write crafty blogs, much like my own and at some point in time, I made a comment on their blog or they made a comment on mine and we’ve struck up a friendship.
I chat to some of them almost every day, some not as often, but I still think of them as my friends. Sometimes I think that’s silly…We’ve never met and unfortunately, it’s unlikely that I ever will meet some of them. Are we really friends? Wow, this is a deep post coming from me!
But then my lovely friends do something like this! Something so kind and generous and creative and I know I was silly to ever doubt they were people I could call friends!
Ros from Sew Delicious came over yesterday to pick something up, but then revealed she had an ulterior motive. I was intrigued. I thought maybe she had an emergency sewing project…exciting. But it was so much better than that!
Laura from Craftstorming had organised a virtual baby shower! All my lovely bloggy friends from all over the globe had organised a baby shower! For me!
I am so amazed by the creativity and the generosity that is in these beautiful handmade gifts. I apologise ladies, as my pictures do not do your items justice, but I had to show them off! I love that I can see the things that I love from each blog in each gift…the things that made me follow these amazing blogs in the first place!
Jo from Bubala made me this awesome nappy bag I have to admit that ever since Roman was born I’ve been using a boring black bag that came free with a box of nappies! How embarrassing! Well, I shall be embarrassed no more. This bag is just too cool! Is it weird that I’m looking forward to carrying a nappy bag around? You can read all about it here on Jo’s blog.
Laura from Craftstorming made this gorgeous Kimono Set. The fabric is so lush and soft! And rainbows…my favourite! I can’t thank you enough for organising all of this Laura. I feel so very special! Get the pattern and tutorial here.
Ros from Sew Delicious made these handy Baby Change Mat Liners. We need to set up a second change station upstairs, so these will be perfect! So much cuter than the boring towels I used last time! Use her tutorial to make your own.
Dara from Coffee and Lilacs made these lush Upcycled Cashmere Pants! I have been giving them a quick cuddle every time I walk past them. The cashmere is delightfully soft and fluffy. I think the cold weather combined with their cuddlyness means that these will be in high rotation! Follow Dara’s tutorial to make your own Cashmere Pants.
Narelle from Cook Clean Craft made this gorgeous flat teddy. Roman is a big fan of minky, so I’ll have to hide this from him, but I can see it becoming a special friend for the new baby. You can find Narelle’s tutorial here.
Jen from Mend and Make New made these gorgeous hats. The fabrics are so lovely and soft. I love wearing Merino wool myself and love it for babies too. The owl print from Spoonflower is super soft too! Get the pattern and tutorial here.
Last, but not least is Janelle from Emmaline Bags. Janelle made these beautiful little baby shoes. I have no idea how she made them, they are so neat and perfect. Click here to go to Janelle’s blog to see what pattern she used.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and will never forget this lovely day! I am full of happy tears reading all your amazing posts! Hormones or happiness? I don’t care!! Thousands of actions shots to come in the next few weeks, no doubt.