I got an email from Etsy, and low-and-behold, this is the very first thing I saw when I opened it:
How adorable is that?!?! I mean, seriously!
I have seen quite a few of these mittens for holding hands in, patterns for them, and whatnot, but I have never seen one like this.So, I email Hannah, the woman behind these beauties, and here's her bio for you:
My name is Hannah Welch ; I was born in Orlando, Florida. When I was 19, I moved to Boston and attended Massachusetts College of Art. I had no clue about seasons or cold weather, and as much as I loved to see the leaves change, I hated the freezing winters. I created the Smitten 10 years ago out of necessity. I was dating a Massachusetts native and unlike me he was acclimated to the cold. I would not leave the house unless completely covered and holding hands through thick gloves seemed impersonal and awkward. Hence the birth of the Smitten!I moved to Los Angeles, California where I obtained my degree in Art History. I lived abroad in Florence, Italy for two years where I studied, worked and learned Italian. Now I am back in Florida making Smittens and looking for ways to return to Europe permanently.
All of my Smitten’s are hand-made and stitched by me. The adorable cards that come with the smitten’s are hand-designed by my father Al Carroll; he is an old school graphic designer (meaning NO Computers, a steady hand, and a lot of patience.) My newest items are called Love Dove totes and can also be found on my Etsy page. The image on the bags is another example of my fathers handy-work.
So, in other words, since you need a Valentine's Day gift for someone, get one of these!!