Monday, 26 November 2012

Meet Minou

I am the luckiest person in the world. FACT. I have incredibly talented and generous friends who make my life a pleasure. Look at this *adorable* cat made by my friend Lena.

View from the top--look at that cute winter hat!

View from the bottom--look at the detail on her jumper(sweater)

 Isn’t she the sweetest little thing? Look at that face. You just want to make googly eyes at it and say things like “Awwww…you are so cute!” in a silly voice. She made this wee cat out of a pair of SOCKS. Seriously, SOCKS. How clever is she? Answer: Very.

She assures me it was easy and didn’t take her very long, but she would say that because she is mega talented.

The funniest thing was Minou was supposed to be my birthday present, but Lena was so excited she could not wait three weeks to give her to me. I can totally identify with that feeling. I am the most impatient person when it comes to gift giving. I want to give it to you NOW--who cares Christmas is a month away. I love it and want you to have it.

The thing I love the most is that she made it herself. We both agree that a handmade gift is one where you have put a bit of yourself into--your heart and your love. It is personal and shows great thought and care.  This is probably why I care for Lena so much--she’s a girl after my own heart.

Thank you Lena, for Minou and for being my friend and for being impatient. It is the best early birthday gift I could have asked for.




  1. Words cannot express the amount of extreme cuteness!!!

  2. She is adorable! Minou is French for Kitty. I think I just read a MacDonald sign to you because you no doubt knew that already. sorry, old habit.

    Lena is one clever woman; hope I get to meet her when I come visit next year.