Thursday, May 16, 2013

Blue Baby Sophisticate

Hello ladies,
how are you today?

Its finally warming up here in Michigan and i am starting to count down the days we leave to go on a trip to Disney. Lots of things still to get.. i wonder each year where those goggles are i purchase each year for the boys :-) Cant wait to hang out by the pool a little bit and enjoy the sun. The kids are now in a age where i do not feel i constantly need to be with them in the water and have an eye on them like an eagle :-)

Speaking of kids...
One of our friends had a baby boy about a week and a half ago.. she had a really bad pregnancy... so happy for her sweet Andrew is healthy and she can hold him in her arms. 

 I have knitted her a little cardigan and purchases a pair of pants to go with it. I purchased on purpose not a newborn set because i remember how many things you get in this size and baby grows so fast, i was not even able to put those cute little clothes on my boys

  The size you see is a size 6 month and up. Think it should work out fine for the fall too with a long sleeved shirt. 
I used for this cardigan the same super soft yarn i used for Camilla's baby's sweater, its just so fun to knit with it.

Here are the supplies i used:

Stamp: Magnolia "Baby"
Sentiment: Papertrey ink
Papers: Maja Design
dies: Go Create, Spellbinders Oval
Charm: Handmade with love - Hobby House

Baby sweater/cardigan:
yarn: Malabrigo Worsted - super wash - Navy
Needles: Addi Lace 5.5
Pattern: Baby Sophisticate - FREE

If you like me to knit a baby sweater for your grandchild or baby, please feel free to contact me at

I would love to do have a reason to make something :-) After my vacation i am going to post a few baby things on Etsy, i knitted in the evenings.


Southern Charms said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love the card and you did an amazing job on the sweater. Asela

Ellen said...

Wooow....beautiful, love it!
XX Ellen

Elise said...

Hi Claudia!!! Gosh, this is absolutely AMAZING! You do all kinds of BEAUTIFUL crafts, it awes me! I'm glad to hear that Baby Andrew is doing wonderfully! :) What a DARLING & GORGEOUS gift for him .. and such an incredible box too! I love love love it!

PS .. have fun at Disney!!! OOoh I so love Disneyland!! :)

Sending you Big Hugs!

krafty-kutz said...

Oh wow! The sweater is just adorable!
And another stunning creation, the blue is beautiful x

Katherine said...

The cardigan is so precious! And your card/box is beautiful! I would love to be able to knit a sweater or even some socks one day. For now, I'll just hexipuff away until I teach myself to knit something different ;)

Elena F said...

Incredible. You are and incredible artist. Every time creating. So pretty the card and the sweater too. Awesome. Elena F.

Shazza said...

this is just adorable Claudia and I love the sweet jumper too. Glad your friend has her healthy boy. Jealous of your trip to Florida, would love some time to lie by a pool just now.

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning x

Chrissy said...

I love your hand knitted cardigan Claudia and the little pants are perfect with the colourful trim..gorgeous gift box and your Magnolia baby is just adorable..gorgeous colouring..


Sharon said...

Gorgeous Claudia. The box is lovely and such a sweet image. Love all the beautiful embellishments.
My step daughter is having a baby in November so may be asking you for some knitted cardigans.
Hugs Sharon. x

Ella's Design said...

Hey, Claudia! Angie just showed your phone book and said it was made by a lovely friend of hers, then gave you a mention! Being a regular visitor, I knew straight away who she meant and just thought I would share with you! I know the show is repeated at 11pm UK time, so 7pm Michigan time and I think you can watch it on the Create and Craft website.
Love your little knitted cardigan and gorgeous gift box, so pretty! Hugs, Lisa x

Mo said...

Dein Geschenkset ist der Wahnsinn liebe Claudia - allerliebst und zuckersüss...!!!
Ganz herzlich,

Astrid said...

Lovely creation Claudia, so beautiful colours and coloured, i loved it.
Hugs Astrid

Lisa Lynn said...

Claudia, that card is just adorable. Love that little image with those bunny slippers. The sweater is gorgeous, and I'm sure your friend will appreciate it. Have a great time at Disney! If you are going to Florida we know performers there. My step-daughter is in Orlando and works at Disney at times.

Tonny van Meer said...

What a lovely gift , it s realy beautiful.

Grt. Tonny

JenniferD said...

I love your Gorgeous Box! I also loooove your little sweater. I am sure she will just love it as it looks so warm and snuggly!

Danielle Champagne said...

Claudia, such a wonderful gift for baby Andrew. your little cardigan is so cute! makes a lovely ensemble with the little pants. Awesome card, love the pretty paper with tiny hearts. Hugs.

Ea Christiansen said...

What a gorgeous creation. Love all the blues. I have never seen this stamp before - now I must have it.

CraftyNatalie said...

This is beautiful claudia, im looking for ideas for a new baby card for my friend, just waiting to find out the gender!
Great colouring, and love all the embelishments.

p.s I accept your 'genie' Challenge.:}

Sande said...

Your card is soooo cute and lovely!! Is this shaped card already when you buy it or do you make that shape with some die? Fabulous details on you card!
And this knitted cardigan is very beautiful!!

Hugs, Sande xx

Sara said...

Such a gorgeous card I love all the soft blues and that little cardigan is beautiful, I met the lovely Angie from Little Darlings yesterday, she bought some of your amazing creations to Sir Stampalot, hugs Sara xxx

Riet said...

ohhh wowwww Claudia,This is so wonderful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Riet said...


Abi said...

Oh my gosh, your cardigan is beautiful Claudia! And it goes perfectly with the cute trousers too. Completely adorable card too xx

Dianne said...

It's such a sweet card, you do make the most lovely knits and those cute matching pants, I wish I had a little one around but we are all too old in our family, Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful time getting all tanned up, have some BIG FUN...

Christy Designs said...

Wow... cute baby card! love your coloring and design. And your friend will happy to have your knitted little cardigan. Visiting for MIM

Franz♥ said...

Oh Claudia, the card is too sweet and I love so much the baby sweater, next time you've to teach me knitting! lol!

A big hug, Franz.

Iulia said...

Wonderful card and baby cardigan, Claudia! I so admire you for how many beautiful things you can make!:) This is a wonderful gift, your friend (and baby) are so lucky to have you as a friend too:)
Hugs, Iulia

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Claudia what a nice things you made. As a loyal follower of your blog I also know all the great cards you are making. Wonderful. I have a question also. I lost the blog of Yvonne Hagane. Do you know her blogname and will you give it to me? I would be very greatful.
Thanks a lot for your comment.
Ageeth xx

Anonymous said...

New follower ~~ found your blog from Amanda Reed who said that you have tutorials on you tube! :) :) :) Can't wait to see what else you create!!

CraftyNatalie said...

hi claudia,

check out my link, genie challenge.

look forward to your comment


Deborah Hughes said...

Hi Claudia - always love to see this oldie but goodie todler Tilda & that cardigan is just to die for & compliments the card perfectly!

Irene said...

Uj...wunderschön gestaltet und wunderschön colloriert.

LG Irene

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Claudia - Love the sweater! A friend just had her first child, a boy, and I've been looking for a pattern for a sweater for him. I think I may have found it! Thanks for sharing! Your box is lovely! I always love your coloring and your embellishments!
PS enjoy your vacation!