Quilt Project

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Shower Decor/Baby Goodies

Cupcake and Lollipop Washcloth Bundles
from babcakeandlollipop.etsy.com

My baby shower was in March so my only excuse for the delay in posting anything handmade from this event is I was under the impression I would be having a baby by now and I had to finish getting ready. Well, here we are past my due date with a still pregnant belly. We finished everything we really needed to do by week 38 and have since hung out waiting for the big moment. Since I am still a momma-in-waiting I decided to pass some of the time updating the blog.

My mum threw me the most incredible shower at the Brick Oven on 35th full of delicious food (including a gluten free table for me and the other attending Celiac), wonderful family and friends, and a lot of baby gifts. I love a good party for anyone else but me. In order to get through the event I decided it wasn't really a party for me but for the baby that would soon bless our life. As far as I am concerned this little guy deserves a party (and I can still say this even though he is about a week late).

Pictured above and below are some of the items that decorated the tables at the shower. I like them because they are handmade and totally useful. The adorable cupcake and lollipop (above) from Babycake and Lollipop deconstruct into a set of baby wash clothes and a feeding spoon.  The corsage (below) is also a simple pair of baby socks. 
Baby Sock Corsage from babycakeandlollipop.etsy.com
From now on I think I am only going to use multitasking decor at any event I host. It's purposeful and considerably less wasteful. As a craftster I constantly contemplate the waste I produce when sewing, designing, and dyeing. It seems unavoidable in a many creative circumstances, so when I can't do it myself I am happy to support those who do. In this case it was my mum who located this Etsy seller, and I am thankful for that!
Thelibrarygirl and The Architect at Brick Oven on 35th
(check out the huge baby belly!)
Mum also got a funny tie for The Architect to wear in case our family and friends forgot her fathered this child. I currently cannot find the name of the Etsy seller who made this, but will update the post once I do. I'm wondering how to archive this in the baby book...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Completed Quilt from Mum

Last month my mum finished the quilt she started in the introductory class at Stitch Lab. She brought it up for the baby shower.

Mum's Quilt for Baby

The quilt will be used once the baby gets here, but for the time being it is hanging above the baby's crib with the Charley Harper-inspired mobile. I love seeing them together. I cannot wait to wrap up the little one in it.