Sunday, January 30, 2011

my heart on legs

When Sienna was a baby (seemingly 5 minutes ago), someone once referred to her as, "your heart on legs".

Fast forward five and a half years and that heart on legs is about to head off to her first day of school.

I've found myself feeling quite a bit more emotional about this event than I thought I'd be and so last night after I'd finished labelling pencils and glue sticks (and shedding a tear or two), I had the thought to make her a little something to carry with her on her first day.


heart on legs

heart on legs


A little something that is soft and squidgy to put in her pocket. Just small enough to be able to dip her hand in and give it a little squeeze should she feel the need. *


heart on legs


Now to perhaps make one for myself ...



Clearly this heart does not have "legs" as such. I did make some but they were kind of weird and got in the way of zippers and things.

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful Mel. What a lovely thing for your daughter to carry with her tommorrow.

    Sometimes I think I found the whole starting school thing alot harder then my daughter did!

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  2. So precious Mel, have just stitched up something for Miss M.

    I on the other hand can hardly contain my squeals of excitement.

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  3. damn. that's just the cutest idea.

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  4. Divine! And I agree with Fran, sooooo much harder for us than them.
    I might have to make something up for my girls for Friday. Its not their first year but you're never too old for a bit of love in your pocket are you?
    Good luck Mama. X

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  5. So sweet Mel, She will love that, I am sure it will make the difference between a good day and a great day.

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  6. You sooo need a matching one, maybe slightly bigger for the tears.
    Just think of all the fun she is going to have.

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  7. That is such a sweet idea. I hope the first day is a great one!

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  8. That gift is a keeper!!
    Bet she gives it to her daughter on her first day of school and tells the story of crafty grandma who made it!!!

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  9. Lovely idea, I wish I thought of it when my children went to their first day of school.

    Mel, I have been thinking names, I came out with Ruvo which is a little city in the south of Italy. It sounds a bit like Rufus, doesn't it?

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  10. ooh Mel! i think I need one more than Amelie does.

    wow, your girl is going to school, I know how you feel and your post made me cry.

    I LOVE your heart & I am definitely making one for her when she starts school next Monday.
    I'll let you know when I do.

    goodluck mum of a school girl, you are a pretty wonderful mum ♥

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  11. aw - so get that! what a lovely notion and I bet it got squeezed and forgotten and I bet you loved her doing both.
    xx

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  12. Gosh, what a fantastic idea! Hope it all goes well for the both of you :)

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  13. That is very very sweet. I love the idea.

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  14. Beautiful idea Mel! My little one is in grade 1 this year and feeling a bit anxious about returning. I'm following your lead and will make her one too. You rock. :)

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  15. Oh I love this so much. What a wonderful idea. Such a gorgeous gesture that will be treasured for such a long time. Wonderful.

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  16. cute stuff - i'm glad that I found you side today - and happy to be a new follower :)
    stop by creativetail.blogspot.com any time

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  17. that is just ace. im stealing your idea and making them for every pocketed clothing item we own!

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  18. Just discovered your blog today.

    this is just the sweetest idea. I know so many little ones who would have benefited from a little pocket love, and many more who will from now on....

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  19. What a gorgeous idea! So very special and she will remember it for yer to come I am sure!

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  20. What a precious idea, such a comfort I am sure.

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