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Thursday, October 2, 2008

And Milo Was Born


There is nothing much sweeter than something handmade from a loved one.

My daughter decided that her best friend needed a teddy bear MADE FROM HER for a birthday present. That it would be better than something store bought. I think that was only the case one or two other times in her life. Mostly, Nina has wanted to buy something she herself wanted. I have always urged her to be creative... to dig deep into her heart and to pull from her juicy creative soul because I know that when I receive something made specifically for
ME? Well, I melt, just like an M&M in my mouth.

Nina designed, cut, sewed, stuffed and named this bear. She spent many hours planning it, but mostly sewing, and sewing, and sewing. She was very particular about the style the bear had. She didn't want to flip it inside out so the ragged edges were hidden on the inside. He is perfect just the way he is, MOOOOOMMMMMMMM. This was her vision and Milo was born.
I think Milo came out great and is one cool bear. Way cooler than those Build-A-Bears. I wish he lived with us, but we do have visiting rights though. Right, Marin?


13 comments:

Kelley said...

He's charming! I'm sure he'll be well-loved!

Teresa R said...

Awwww, sweeeet! If western society has some sort of rite of passage, this could be it. I think Milo is every bit as precious as anything I've seen on Etsy. Way to go Nina!

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

This is the most ADORABLE teddy bear I have ever seen!

Ms. Nina what I love the best is that you designed it yourself. Anyone can buy something off the toy shelf~ but to give a gift by hand is from the HEART.

Shhhh.......my oldest granddaughter is getting a little sewing machine this Christmas. I figure it's time because she is always under my feet as I sew~ selecting material, etc... In fact, I will have to show her MILO!

This family beams with talent~ and one BIG heart...

Love & hugs to you all~ and now MILO too!

Leslie said...

That is sooo very sweet!

Lomond Soap said...

How sweet =)
Perfectly imperfect, like most good handmade things!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Milo looks like he is perfect for hugging! You did a great job, Nina. I love him.

Suds to Love said...

Wonderful job Nina! I think Milo is just beautiful and you have a very lucky friend.

Nell said...

What a sweet thing for her to do! Milo is adorable!

Kim said...

Wow - great job, Nina! Very cuddly-looking and I love the colors! Milo seems to be the perfect name, too!

koinonia community said...

I love him, and my girls love him too. That is what they do for each other. Alea is always asking Kasi if she can make something for her stuffed animals. She just wants so bad to make something!

She did such a fabulous job on Milo. A future with crafting perhaps?

Emmy said...

Milo is so sweet. I love him! I love the idea of children creating and giving handmade gifts. It's just so warm and squishy on so many levels.

Epicure68 said...

That's so sweet! My hubby's 40 y.o. friend can't even sew a button back on his pants yet.

Anonymous said...

NINA, MILO CAME OUT BEAUTIFUL. IT IS VERY GENEROUS OF YOU TO GIVE SUCH A LOVING LITTLE BOY BEAR TO YOUR BEST FRIEND. YOU TRULY HAVE A BIG HEART AND A LOVING SOUL. GAMMA