A Coat for Annie

April 17, 2013

Last weekend I met many lovely, kind, generous and talented women.  One of them was Deb.

The idea of meeting someone in person after sharing in their life via blogging is an unusual experience, but Deb was exactly how I imagined her. Sweet, caring and so funny!


Prior to the weekend we arranged a little swap between us.  My end was to make this very special coat to keep her daughter deliciously warm and snugly during the cold Christchurch winter.  Annie is a little ray of sunshine, so I wanted to make her something happy and cosy.

Raspberry wool was adorned with bumble bees, ladybirds, dandelions (of course!), daisies and some other little botanical curiosities. With an added pixie hood, I think her little coat fits my idea of happy.


A wee "Care Bear" came together from the left-over pieces of raspberry wool.  She is the perfect size for little hands to carry around and small enough for Annie to slip into a pocket and take with her...

I so enjoyed creating this coat just for Annie, and I hope she loves it as much as I do :)


I'm itching to share with you the incredible piece Deb made specially for our little girl... pics coming soon.

xx




20 comments:

  1. Having seen this wee coat in person I can say GORGEOUS!
    Your talent oozes from every corner xxx

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    1. Thanks Cat, I so enjoying making it for her :) L x

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! everything you do is so inspired! I would love a coat like this in big-girl version! ;)

    x

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    1. Thanks Sophie - I love having you as a fan :)

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  3. Very beautiful! Lucky Annie, I wish I had taken a closer look on the weekend when you gave it to Deb. Great catching up with you over the weekend xxx

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    1. Great catching up with you too. You have seriously inspired me to get back into processing my bags of wool :) Hope to see you again sometime soon, L x

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  4. How talented are you! Meeting you was such a highlight for me and I can't wait to catch up at Cat's soon!!!!

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  5. Hi Sammy, yes I loved meeting you too. I have emailed Cat, and will be there at the next crafty meet up. Yay! See you soon, L x

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  6. Such a gorgeous coat - you are so amazingly gifted! x

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  7. oh it's so beautiful, i can just see annie in it, it will suit her perfectly! SO LOVELY to meet you x

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed our chat on Saturday night - I hope I didn't bore you though :) Lisa x

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    2. not at all, i loved talking to you. i'm just off to look up your wonderful sounding tree house post, but i came over to let you know i saw this today on good ol' trademe http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=583636329. bit steep but maybe the colour is just right?

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    3. Cool thanks, I'll look it up :)

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  8. another gorgeous creation!

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  9. Lisa, after seeing Deb's quilt last weekend I got my kid's baby clothes down from the storage shelves today and I think I'm gonna... cut into them. The scissors are ready, the boxes are ready to be unpacked and now I'm gathering up courage to actually do it. Which also involves letting go of that "Maybe another" thought, which is sort of a big deal.

    But I'm getting off topic here. What I really wanted to say was, I very much enjoyed meeting you. Your blog oozes love and cuteness, and in person you ooze warmth and love and... I really, really enjoyed talking to you.

    It makes me smile when I think about the possibility that we've, maybe, seen each other years ago. And also makes me wonder how many other people I'll meet in my life who've I've shared journeys with, not knowing each other and only finding out years later that, "Oh, really? You were there, too?"

    I hope autumn treats you well up there.

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    1. Hi Maria, We had the thought of " maybe another" too, but we just made it anyway.... :) I loved meeting you in person and really enjoyed our chats. How cool is it that we have been in so many of the same places at the same time throughout our years and have finally met! L x

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  10. So glad that I got to meet you this weekend (no matter how briefly!) I have admired your beautiful handiwork for such a long time that its great to be able to put a smile to your blog.
    Annie will look adorable in her new coat of that I have no doubt!

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  11. Thanks! I'm glad to be able to put the smile and the blog together for you too :) Will be visiting you for tips on how to make some of your lovely doll nappies very soon....! Lisa xx

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  12. Stunning coat, I'm sure Annie loves it!

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