In my mail today

Diego in Sidra's cape!
Happy boy!

Look at this picture! Isn’t he sooo adorable? You can immediately imagine him running around happily in the cape, pretending he could fly.

His name is Diego and he lives in London. Diego just gave another chance of life to Sidra’s winter cape that has become too small. It is one of several Sidra’s clothes that I gave away in this closet clearance.

When I opened my mail this morning, I found an email from Diego’s mom with several pictures attached. Looking at the pictures of a happy little boy wearing something that I’ve made with love, I almost got tears in my eyes. I never knew that these kind of things can make me this happy! It’s amazing that we can still find something new about ourselves everyday.

I showed the picture to my husband and he got a little teary himself. He’s a very sensitive man. Then I showed the picture to Sidra and he got a bit sulky. Hahaha. But he’s happy after I explained (again!) that we shouldn’t hold on to something that we can never use anymore. That this picture of a happy boy is a thousand times better than the sight of unwearable clothes piling in the closet. Well, actually he’s happy after I promised to make more clothes for him (-_-;)

It is so wonderful to start a day with happy feeling. Thank you, Mary P. and Diego!

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  • Paola Puerta

    Linda historia! Bellos modelos (Diego y Sidra)!

    Beautiful story! Handsome models (Diego and Sidra)!

    De Venezuela (From Venezuela),

    Pao (Diegoยดs auntie)

  • Maria L

    Ah I love this post! It’s great that Sidra’s clothes get another chance at life. ๐Ÿ˜€ I also realized Sidra has a much cooler fashion than I do. haha.

  • that is so lovely – what a perfect way to continue the love!

  • I really love browsing your site and look at your beautiful creations. The cape is adorable. It was very nice of you to share it with someone else…

  • Oh! that is so adorable! Is that a cape or a coat? He reminds me my little boy!

  • It’s a dear thing to have felt like you touched another kid’s soul just like your own..I hope you do more clothes and touch more hearts!

  • First of all it was a great idea to give away the clothes. Here, in Israel, each family have several kids, so clothes are passed from one to another (95% of the clothes my son is wearing used to belong to his cousin). I keep the clothes I sew for him to his future brother or sister :).
    I agree that seeing something you made making some other kid so happy is great. Also the thought that your clothes are somewhere out there is the world!
    Hope some other people would send you their pictures so we can all see them…

  • The little stories of your family life make ME happy. Thank you, Novita.

  • Agostina

    I’m so glad that such a pretty boy got sidra’s cape. there’s nothing like watching someone using or wearing something you made, and cherishing it.

  • oh just supercute! it’s a heartwarming story:) and Sidra is so lucky to have you as his mom!

  • Mary Puerta

    Yes, that’s my cheeky little boy!!
    Not a very good model though!!
    We were happy the picture made you have a happy start of a day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks again (I think I’ve done it like a thousand times)
    Regards from London, and visit anytime, I will give you a super tour around it.


  • This cape made so many people happy and that’s sooo cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It’s great to see another person wearing your handmade item and especially it’s on the other side of the world! How gratifying!

    I also love your flat collar blouse..!!

    Novita, do you mind telling me how to add the “Last Blog Post” widget which displays the latest blog post of your visitor when they comment on your blog? I have tried to find this widget but I couldn’t find it so far. Thank you

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you!
      It’s a wordpress plugin. I don’t know if there’s one for blogspot user.

  • I made a swap last summer with a woman who wanted a dress for her daughter. When she wrote me to say her daughter was so crazy about it that – when she came home for lunch – she got changed to wear her new dress to school and show it to all her friends, I was probably as moved as you were seeing those photos of Diego! I think there’s nothing better than seeing someone being happy with something you’ve made – with love, as you said

    • verypurpleperson

      You know the feeling! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I think what you did was really wonderful!

    Diego is very cute in his new cape. Love the green wellies too.

  • asuhara

    they’re soooooo adorable in that cape! both, Diego and Sidra!

  • Jun

    What a lovely post! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your love has gone abroad and reached someone somewhere around the world! How great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • What a beautiful story!

  • Jeannie

    Adorable and oh so heartfelt ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing, and giving!