May 17, 2010

Look What Came in the Mail!

I love getting surprises in the mail! These came all the way from The Netherlands from my very sweet friend Nicole, also known as Follow the White Bunny embroidery designer extraordinaire.

They are for new baby Norah, and I really wanted to get a picture of her in them, however we've had a string of difficult days and well, I got tired of waiting for the stars to align.

Nicole explained that the first shirt's image is based on the characters Jip and Janneke, a boy and girl from a very popular Dutch childrens' book series. Originallly published as a weekly newspaper series in the 1950's, the stories were so popular that they were collected into books which, I hear, are a mainstay in every Dutch child's bedtime reading repritoire. Rumor has it that the stories used to be translated into English but for unknown reasons aren't any more.

Aren't they adorable? If you read Dutch you can get the books here, and if you just love the imagery and don't read Dutch, you can get a whole lot of super cute Jip and Janneke kid stuff here.

Here's to wonderful friends and darling baby clothes—what could be better?

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