Vikki's daughter Olivia, Livvi to her friends, turns 1 on the 4th July and its a bit of a poignant birthday for me, never mind for Vikki, or Livvi or their family! I've known Vikki since Barney (her son) and Niamh (same age) were babies, but for whatever reason it was the arrival of Livvi that sealed our friendship and I realised just how amazing she is and how much I enjoy spending time with her.
Anyway. I wanted to give Livvi something that I had invested a lot of time in, something that she could keep and something that was personal. Cue a blanket. Lucy helped me with kickstarting the project and then it just kind of grew and grew into this squishy bundle of rectangular warmth. Whilst it was time consuming - I handstitched the quote and binding - it was relatively simple. It is ridiculously imperfect, some of the mistakes in it are glaring, but I think it turned out ok and I am THRILLED with it.
here - Elle and Vikki had a tatoo sesh and Elle blogged about it.) and she chose a quote 'And though she be but little, she is fierce' with a little mouse. So it was a no brainer to incorporate the quote and mouse theme into the blanket.
Happy birthday Olivia Georgina Ann Cross!