May 4, 2010

happy birthday colette!

This weekend we celebrated my niece's 1st birthday! It's nice to have an opportunity to do a little crafting and make something girly. I made a couple of felt hair clips (I referenced this tutorial) and a hop skip jump doll. It's a great pattern -- just hemming those little pants with the sewing machine was a bit of a challenge!

felt barrettes

doll

The top the doll is wearing is made with a Liberty of London cotton that I bought when I was in Paris last year. I only bought something like half a meter because it was quite pricey. While in France I had also bought Colette a top made with the same material, so of course I thought it'd be cute for her to match her doll!





Look at the cutie giving her new doll a little kiss! I'm so glad I have a niece to spoil.

17 comments:

Rita said...

Sooo cute Wendy! What a lucky girl! =D

Lasso the Moon said...

Oh, those cheeks!! Such a sweet gift. Very well done.
Anna

insaknitty said...

omg. that last picture. are you trying to kill me?! plus charlie snoozing in the back? it's cute overload!!!

Ruth said...

still can't believe jerry is a dad. its so cool that oscar has a cousin close in age!

ampersandity said...

she is adorable! i love the yellow rose hairpin :]

meredith cheng - munaluna said...

what a cute little girl she is with her cute little doll :)

Casey said...

how cute is she and her matching doll!! i think i may try my hand at those clips...

MamaJ said...

I loved the clips... ad the last picture is so so sweet! :)

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

You are a very gifted gift giver! And Colette is possibly the most beautiful baby I've seen (besides my own and yours of course!). :)

Ashley said...

What a sweet kiss! Such a nice moment and you captured it! Thanks for sharing.

wishful nals said...

soooo cute. happy 1st birthday, colette! what a beautiful name! :)

Alice in Wonderland said...

That's so adorable. Exactly why I want a girl instead of a boy next...much cuter clothes!

J said...

Oh, how cute!
I love your take on that tutorial, so great!

Chai Ling said...

such a happy post : ) Colette is such a sweet and special name. Love it!

isabelle said...

adorable little girl ... and little gifts

babalisme said...

So cute!! Love the matching outfit! Lucky girl...Indeed!

virginia said...

ohhh, beautiful baby