Sunday, November 28, 2010

International Craft Day... It's Finally Here!

The day has arrived- I hope you are all busy bees working on your project of choice. For us in the Bernardi household, we have been keeping up with our newest project- Elise Michela.

I went into labor on Thanksgiving (don't worry- I got a turkey dinner in before we left for the hospital) and Elise made her entrance to the world Friday morning, November 26 at 11:05.  Our bundle of joy is just a little peanut- weighing in at a mere 6 lbs 12 ounces. Elise's special handknit coming home outfit was adorned pink buttons and little flowers.  It turned out a little something like this:



Unfortunately she was still mistaken for a little boy on our way out of the hospital- guess it's time to incorporate some pink into our gender neutral wardrobe.   Needless to say we are in love and totally in awe of our daughter- we just can't get enough of her.

Posts may be a little delayed for a bit until we get our schedule a little more figured out (our little party girl seems to think 4:30 am is an acceptable bedtime).  I do have some more tutorials drawn up for later this week, but new projects take precedence.  Because it is craft day- I will make sure I get a few stitches in, it wouldn't be right if I didn't :).

112 comments:

  1. Oh hooray and congratulations on the new addition! She looks so sweet :)

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  2. She is LOVELY! Congratulations!

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  3. She's beautiful!!! Congratulations!

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  4. I was just thinking about you! I am so glad to hear and see that little Elise is here. What a darling!!! Congratulations and welcome to the world, Elise!

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  5. she's beautiful - congratulations

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  6. Congratulations to you and your husband!! Your daughter, Elise Michela, what a beautiful name, is perfect!
    I am so glad to hear everything went well! Wishing you lots of fun with your precious daughter!!

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  7. Congratulations! She is gorgeous! :)

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  8. She's beautiful, congratulations!

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  9. What a beautiful little girl!

    Congratulations!

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  10. Congratulations! She is so pretty! Enjoy every single moment! And I love her little outfit. I bet she will have many knitwear ;-)

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  11. Congratulations to all of you and blessing for a healthy baby!

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  12. She's beautiful! A new little knitter gives us all something to be thankful for! Congratulations.

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  13. Congratulations, what a beautiful girl! So glad everything went smoothly and you're both doing well!

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  14. Congrats! Thanks Giving indeed!

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  15. Congratulations, she's beautiful!

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  16. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful new daughter! I too remember dressing my daughter in pinks and purples so she wouldnt be called a boy too but I got used to her wearing them and she looked quite pretty in them too. I do hope your daughter will realise that 4:30am is not the right bedtime for anyone, lol!

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  17. Oh my goodness! She is the cutest little peanut!! But she missed my birthday by 12 hrs and some change! She is super cute!! Get a few guest bloggers on here and take some precious mommy-daughter time! I LOVE the name by the way!

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  18. Congratulations on your newest addition. My little daughter is also named Elise. Great name, and beautiful girl! I showed my Elise your little one and she was so excited to see her name in your post along with your beautiful baby wearing your beautiful knits. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  19. Congratulations. I hope the party girl gets her days and nights sorted out for you soon.

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  20. Oh, she's simply beautiful. For a wee one, she sure has some pinchable cheeks. Congratulations!

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  21. Congratulations! Elise is gorgeous.

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  22. Congratulations!!

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  23. She's adorable! Congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations she is just beautiful bundle of Joy!

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  25. Aw, she is so stinking cute. Way to go!

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  26. Congratulations, Melynda! She's gorgeous!

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  27. Yea!!! Congratulations.

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  28. Welcome to the world, baby Elise! She looks perfectly happy in her knit world!

    Congratulations on your new "project".

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  29. Congratulations! My name is Elise too and I have to admit you can't have picked a better one.

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  30. Congratulations! So glad that all went well and that your family is together at home. Much to be thankful for.

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  31. Congratulations! She is adorable!

    In honor of International Craft Day (and also that I drove back home today after my Thanksgiving and don't desire to do homework), I have started my first French Press Slippers! I love this pattern, and I am so excited to felt them!

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  32. She is so sweet, all the best to you and Joe! I am so glad you are home with your beautiful daughter and hope Elise settles into a more appropriate schedule soon.
    Charlene (Keppygirl)

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  33. Congratulations! She is beautiful and I wouldn't have mistaken her for a boy, much too pretty to be boy. The best thing you can do in the early weeks/months is to sleep when she sleeps, I know how hard it can be to do this but there will be plenty of time to watch het sleep when she's on a regular sleep schedule.

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  34. Congrats!! You won't get much sleep for a while. I say put her in whatever you like. I think girls can wear whatever color they want. Her going home outfit is adorable, and she has such a lovely name.

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  35. Yay! Congrats, you guys! She's adorable!

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  36. What a beautiful baby in a beautiful outfit with a beautiful name :) Congratulations. I hope I get to meet her soon :) love, jaclyn

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  37. Congratulations, what adorable little girl. Enjoy every moment with her!

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  38. What a beautiful little girl! I'm so glad everything went well and I hope she stops her partying ways soon so you can get some rest.

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  39. Congratulations!!!!! She is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  40. She, and the little outfit, are lovely! Enjoy, and I hope you get some rest soon!

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  41. Congratulations!! She is just beautiful!! Love her outfit and can't wait for more adorable pictures!!

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  42. Congratulations! She is a beautiful baby and her coming home outfit is perfect!
    kim

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  43. Congratulations and best wishes to the whole knit and kaboodle! Your new creation is just beautiful!

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  44. Elise is the most beautiful creation you have ever made. Congratulations to your entire family! Enjoy and get some rest.

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  45. Aww!! What a beauty! Congratulations!

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  46. OMG, she's so beautiful! and her name also :)

    (In Hungary the earrings matter. You can dress up a baby-girl top-to-toe in pink, and they (the old ladies) still ask if it's a boy)

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  47. well hello, new little person- welcome to the world! (and prepare to knit!)
    ann

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  48. Beautiful! My daughters and I did celebrate International Crafting day - thanks so much for the idea, I believe we will make it an annual event. Enjoy that precious gift.

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  49. Congratulations!! I love her name ;) you spelled it just right!

    Elise

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  50. That young lady is the most beautiful craft project ever. I will give you the only advice I ever give new moms. Carry your child in your arms way more than in a carrier. You will never miss hauling around a carrier-you will miss the feel of little arms around your neck. Best wishes to the whole family.

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  51. She is just adorable! Congrats!!

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  52. Beautiful baby! And she favors her Momma!

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  53. Congratulations! She is beautiful in her hand knits; just think of the wonderful knitting ahead as you adorn her in pink, and lavender, and peach...

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  54. Congratulations on Elise! What a beautiful baby.
    I celebrated International Crafting Day with my spindle & my needles, even though I'd forgotten that it was yesterday.

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  55. CONGRATS!!! Elise is beautiful!!! It brings tears to my eyes...the birth of my two boys (now 17 & 10) is/was the two best days of my life!!! Enjoy every little moment... babies are just a glimpse of heaven's glory :)

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  56. congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful. Oh, what a fantastic Thanksgiving surprise!!

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  57. I can't say enough how happy I am for you and your beautiful family! Can't wait to me her :)

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  58. Congratulations, she's beautiful!

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  59. What a beautiful baby!! Congratulations and enjoy the ride!!

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  60. Oh yay she arrived! =)

    congratulations, she looks really sweet!

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  61. Congratulations - brought a tear to my eye to see this precious little peanut we've all been waiting so eagerly to "meet".
    God bless you all and enjoy this special time - I look at the GIANT toddler sitting next to me and think "Jeez, wasn't he just 6 pounds yesterday?!"

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  62. Congratulations! She's adorable!

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  63. Congratulations! She is beautiful! Glad to know all is well in the world of fpk and fpk jr. Enjoy every moment!

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  64. WOO HOO!! She's beautiful! Congratulations :-)

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  65. Oh what a cutie! That outfit is so adorable :D Congratulations!!

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  66. Congratulations! She's absolutely beautiful =)

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  67. Congratulations! So very happy for you. Enjoy every moment.

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  68. Oooo, a beautiful baby girl. Congratulations!!

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  69. Congrats, such a sweet baby!

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  70. Congratulations! Your Elise is so very beautiful. She is so blessed to have you and your hubby as parents. May your love for one another bloom as you grow together as Father, Mother and Daughter.
    Sending much love and happiness to the newest addition to your family,
    Renee

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  71. welcome to the world elise! she just might be your best work yet! :)

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  72. Oh wow, Congratulations, Melynda!! She is adorable!

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  73. congrats! she is beautiful! ;)

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  74. Oh hooray!!! She is the sweetest little thing. And she wears her going home outfit so well. I'm so happy for you guys :)

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  75. She is just beautiful, and she looks like a girl no matter what she's wearing! Congratulations!!!

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  76. She is precious....rest and enjoy every sleepless moment!

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  77. What a beautiful little lady. Have fun!

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  78. Congratulations!! Love that picture of her!

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  79. Welcome to the world, Elise Michela! We're so happy to meet you!

    Congratulations to you and your family! (And her coming home outfit is way cute!!)

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  80. Congratulations. She's adorable.

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  81. Congratulations on your beautiful baby!

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  82. Congratulations! What an angel and so precious in her coming home outfit.

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  83. Wow :) big congratulations, she is gorgeous. Very impressed you found time to post so soon. Really wonderful, God bless x

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  84. way to go!
    but keep the pink away, please.
    it's so cliche. and who cares if people get confused?!
    it's a baby.

    keep strong girl.
    i hear this whole baby thing aint easy.

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  85. Congratulations -- she is sooo incredibly sweet -- and what a beautiful, no gorgeous, well....how perfect her little knit going-home outfit is. Thanks for sharing and enjoy Mommy xo

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  86. Hooray! Welcome to the best club ever!

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  87. Ohhhh she is just so precious and beautiful. A great big CONGRATULATIONS to you and your husband. Babies are such sweet blessings and your life will be filled with so much love. Enjoy every minute. So happy for you.

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  88. Thank you for letting us share your joy! I was hoping you would have enough energy to let your blog-friends know when the baby arrived. She is perfect. God bless you!

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  89. Awww, she's so cute! Congratulations!!!

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  90. Congratulations! I love the name Elise. It is my middle name and my 3 girls share the middle name, Bailey Elise, Kiley Elise and Devan Elise!! Love the sweet sweater!

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  91. Best wishes, She is sweet.

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  92. Congratulations!!!!
    Love the name Elise. Michela is my first name.
    I think they're lovely together.

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  93. Congratulations! She's beautiful! I love the name Elise! Hope you guys are all settling in well.

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  94. What a sweet baby girl. Congratulations! And Elise is also a favorite name of mine, ever since 8th grade or so when I was in love with the Cure and their song "Letter to Elise."

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  95. congratulations, Elise is just beautiful! and I love the name Elise .

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  96. Congratulations on the birth of Elise - she is def a gorgeous girl. Treasure every moment - awake or asleep- with your little one. Days may seem to go by slowly but the years will skip by quickly. I have been helping keep dau #2 busy since she is now several days overdue with no signs of impending birth.......

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  97. Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy getting to know her.

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  98. Oh my.... she is so beautiful!! I don't know how I missed this post! Congrats to you! So wonderful!!!

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  99. She's beautiful! Congratulations!

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  100. She is absolutely perfect! Good job, new parents! You make beautiful babies. :) -Ve

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  101. awww congrats she is just perfect! my baby girl is now 7 weeks and sleeping longer and it makes the world of difference.
    corrie:)

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  102. Congratulations! She is beautiful! I hope you and baby are both doing well. :)

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  103. Wowie, I am a day-after-Thanksgiving baby, too. My actual date is the 28th, but I always felt like the world was thankful for ME that weekend. Nothing like a birthday pie (pumpkin) to feel extra-ordinary!

    Congrats to everyone.

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