Thursday, April 18, 2013

A baby cardi with a baby card

Hello dears, how are you today?

I would like to show you a little hand knitted vest i have made for an acquaintance. I am pretty sure she will be more than surprised when she is reads my name on the envelope lol.. she is expecting her first baby and i think it is such an amazing experience (if you are not constantly sick) i wanted to make her a little card and of course since i love to knit - i wanted to make a little baby sweater. They are made so quick, the one you see i was able to whip out in just 2 evenings. I even have some yarn left and if i find time i might make a matching hat. The size you see is size 3-6 months, with some room to grow into. I remember getting way too many gifts in size newborn and the babies grows so fast - i wanted her to be able to put the little one in this handmade gift a little longer than just a few weeks. Hopefully she likes it. Fingers crossed.

Oh yes, there is also a card i made to go with the sweater ... the colors of the sweater dictated the colors - i found them in the fall line (Walking in the Forrest) of Maja Design Design papers but i think it does no show too much. You can find all Maja Design papers over at Timbroscrapmania.

I also would like to submit this card to Timbroscrapmanias challenge "Baby's coming".

 Additional supplies:
Pregnant Tilda, flower corner stamp, font stamp - once upon a time
Die: Go Create, Lovely Fence (Magnolia)
Other: paper doily, Tim Holtz Film strip, lace, twine, seam binding ribbon, flowers: Hobby House
Sentiment: Stampin up

Baby vest:
yarn: Malabrigo Worsted (suuuper soft and washable) the perfect baby yarn
needles: Addi lace 5.5 mm
Pattern: Free - Pickles Plain Vest


Marjolein said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
The card the babyvest, sigh!Just great to be pregnant and I think women are sooo very privileged to carry them! At least, when everything goes as planned and not too much sickness.... :-)
The colorcombo is just perfect!
Bye from the Netherlands,


Ps. is het for C.B.S. Magnolia DT member???

Shazza said...

what a cute little vest and the card is wonderful x

Christina C. said...

WOW.....ein wunderschoenes Set, Claudi!!!!! Deine Handarbeit ist immer klasse und dein Kaertchen ist zauberhaft....ein MEISTERWERK!!!!
Ein schoeneres Geschenk koennte sie nicht bekommen!!!

kimmie_35 said...

Very pretty card... love the cardi!
Kim M

Danielle Champagne said...

Claudia, your little vest is sooo pretty, I love the rich color, and love how the little yoke is made, very lovely. Your card is darling, so delicate! Hugs.

Gerrina said...

Looks perfect! Greetings, Gerrina

Iulia said...

Both the card and the cardi are fabulous, Claudia! Wow, you knitted that in two evenings? I'm completely speechless. You are so good at everything crafty!
I'm sure the mother to be will not only love it but will find the cardi really practical.
Hugs, Iulia

Sandra H said...

Another beautiful creation as always and beautifully presented too! x

Ella's Design said...

What a lovely card and gift, Claudia! Love that sweet knitted vest, made up beautifully and your stunning 'expecting' card! Your colouring, as ever, is fabulous and you've used such pretty embellishments! I'm sure it will be well received! Hugs, Lisa x

Lisa Lynn said...

Claudia, both the sweater and the card are precious. I'm sure your friend will adore them. To me that is a sweater that you would want to have photos taken in - too cute and cuddly. You said when she sees her name on the envelope with a precious card like that I think you need a box not an envelope. hehe

Hellma said...

WOW cludia these are stunning, im very sure your friend will love the cardi.

Heidi said...

OMG Claudia, this is so beautiful. What a stunning card, and the baby cardi is just so beautiful. What a wonderful gift. Hope you and your family is fine, I have been looking in your blog every day, but have so little time to write this days. I am having my finnaly exam soon, and Henrik will have his confirmation at the same time. I need more hours "lol"
Hugs and love

DeeDee said...

Das ist wieder eine traumhaft schöne Karte geworden. Ich bin immer wieder hin und weg von deiner coloration. *schwärm*


Marlies said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love your colouring and together with the baby sweater you knitted a lovely gift! hugs, Marlies

Juls said...

Gorgeous little vest & very stunning card!! Hugs Juls xxx

theCook said...

Such a sweet gift! That sweater is the cutest and the card is as beautiful as always. I think the future mum will be delighted!

die3flinkenSpulchen-GiselaF said...

ich bin total begeister, auch wenn die magnolies ansich nicht sonderlich mag, deine karte gefällt mir super gut und das kleine Geschenk darunter auch *zwinker*

Lieben Gruß Gisela

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CraftyNatalie said...

Aww, this is beautiful Claudia.
I have a friend who is expecting, and i cant wait to make them a card once they find out the gender. This little knitted outfit is so cute, and the card, as always is so pretty.


Riet said...

What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christa said...

This is so lovely !! The card looks beautiful and that little sweater .... awesome !! Have a good weekend ! Hugs , Christa.

Kelly Neis said...

This is amazing Claudia! I love the card for baby! That is one lucky little one. Beautiful card as well, perfect Tilda for the occasion. You sure have awesome ideas for gifts. Very talented Claudia.
Hugs Kelly

Candy said...

Hi Claudia,
How thoughtful of you to make this beautiful sweater for the lady and her baby!
Your card is wonderful - I love your work so much 😊
Big Hugs, Candy

Angela said...

Gorgeous card and such an adorable sweater too!

Dianne said...

Hello Claudia well so you can knit too and beautifull I might add, I love the vest and the color is gorgeous with those pretty buttons, I KNOW she will love it. Your card is terrific, your layout fabulous and colored to perfection , who wouldn't love these. Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing...

Glimpses of My Heart said...

What a beautiful gift. I love to knit and crochet also and I usually make the baby sweaters a little bigger as well, for the same reason. Love the Tilda card. She is so cute holding her belly!

Nicoletta said...

Woderful card my dear Claudia! I'm your fan and I love all your creations!!
Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

Giò said...

Hi Claudia!!! Your card is absolutely adorable... as always and the card is so lovely!! Thanks a lot for joining us at TSM challenge :)

Bolilla Scrap said...

Congratulations for being the winner of the challenge of Timbriscrapmania!!!
Vale ;)

Margreet said...

Wow what a gorgeous present you made. Love the details on your card en the baby sweater is so cute.
Huhgs margreet