Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monkey Business

You may recall that I dressed up as a Thrift Shop Bag Lady for Halloween this past year, but in real life I am a Bag Lady...one who makes bags for babies when they are born in hopes that books and other necessities can be tucked inside. I personalize the bags with the recipient's name. The bag shown here was made recently for my Great Nephew, William. Knowing his parents have decorated his nursery in greens and browns with a jungle animal theme, this is how I chose the theme for baby Will's bag. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to snap a photograph of the bag (as I always do) before sending it off to Colorado in the mail. So, I emailed asking for a picture of the bag and soon these pictures arrived. Thank you, Timi!
And, here's the part I enjoyed most about receiving pictures of the bag...his Mom, Timi, put the sweet little guy inside the bag! An unexpected, humorous side of his Mom surfaced and I just loved this about her! I can just tell they are going to have fun times together, can't you?

8 comments:

Sarah said...

What a sweet little bag for a sweet little monkey!

Timi + Andrew said...

this blog melts my heart! we all love the bag, it is adorable and also pretty comfy - according to Will :)
THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!!!

simplicity said...

What a very neat gift idea and very cute bag!

oatley said...

Your great-nephew is precious! I remember those days so well. How did time pass so quickly?!

I am impressed (and inspired) that the bag you made and the babies room match so well ... it's as though you knew the room beforehand. Did you?

The Lindahl News said...

Sandi, you are so sweet to comment.
(And the others, too.)

Yes, I did get a chance to see the room beforehand. They live in CO, and we visited when we were out for Mom's Memorial service in April. We are all so thankful Mom could meet Timi when they came out to our area in January, and she even got to see the baby William "bump" then! Mom knew they were expecting a little boy. She was so thrilled about this baby's coming! And we are all so happy his arrival was a safe one.
Baby Will and family appear to be thriving!

cellothug said...

The bag (and baby contained in it)are adorable! What fun cousins & other family I have! :)

The Witty Librarian said...

The stuff you make is so wonderful and sweet! What a wonderful gift to give! And your grand nephew is ADORABLE!

Cherith said...

i wish i could attach a recent picture that i took of calvin with his bag; i'll have to send it via e-mail. such a perfect gift from georgia deb!!