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Friday, March 9, 2012

Dropcloth Pillows

Here are the Custom Designed Pillows (lol) that I told you about here . I really love how they came out.

I got the images from the talented Dawn at The Feathered Nest http://the-feathered-nest.blogspot.com/. She always has great images & the things she does with them - oh the talent. Anyway, stop by and check her out, I know you probably already have. Yea, she's that good! lol

These pillows will be given out to the lucky person who enters our Pampers & Formula drawing at the Baby Shower.

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Topsy Turvy Diaper Cake

Just a quick peek at the diaper cake I made for my daughter's Baby Shower. It's a Topsy Turvy Diaper Cake! I purchased the instructions for the cake & lollipops from Renee Swartz http://www.diapercakeforbabyshower.com/ and it wasn't as hard as I thought. She has several tutorials you can purchase. I bought the long lollipops & the sugar pops too. I made a candy bouquet that I will give to my daughter when Sophia arrives as a hospital gift. I'll show you later.

Ok here it is, I love it!

Here's a close up of the personalized flag I made by printing it on canvas. The template is from Tracey at A Cottage Industry http://acottageindustry.typepad.com/. I love these, you can use them for sooo many things. If you haven't visited her please do, she's awesome. I love her blog!

Ok back to the cake lol...

I did finish it off by wrapping it in a bright pink tulle, tied a ribbon & then attached a flower clip to it!

My daughter had her baby shower today with her fellow co-workers so I sent this along with my oldest daughter to surprise her!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Getting Ready for the Baby Shower

I have been soooooo busy getting gifts ready for my new granddaughter Sofia Audrey! I have so many things to show you all. But first let me show you the gifts/prizes (what would you call them??) for the winners of the baby shower games.

Now I haven't figured out which gift/prize goes to which game, I'll get to that later but I have to say I love each one of them. I'm a little worried to what the guests will think, I mean I'm a kinda shabby, burlap, vintage, kind of girl but I know some aren't. I hope they'll like them or maybe regift them to someone who can love them the way I do lol. I mean hell it beats a dollar bin/store gift right??

Ok, so here they are....cue in the runway music lol

1st up a beautiful set of Rose Altered Books

They're sooo pretty!

Here is a beautiful Burlap Roses Bouquet with a touch of bling.....

one of the cutest Springtime Wreaths ever....

and soooo simple & quick to make. Love, makes me just smile ahhh and last but not least.....
a beautiful set of 3 custom designed (lol) Kitchen Towels fit for a Queen....

now I just used tshirt iron-on transfer sheets for these..too pretty.

What do you think?? Likey?? Would you like handmade gifts over store bought?? Can you tell I'm nervous about giving these?

I also have a set of 3 custom designed (lol) Decorative Pillows but I'm to tired to go & snap some picture but I will I promise cause they do look cute. I plan on giving these for a drawing we're having for those that bring an extra bag of Pampers or Formula.

I hope to show you some of the decorations and gifts in the next few days too. In the meantime, here's a list of where I got my inspiration or tutorials from:

Altered books - http://thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com/2011/07/vintage-books-how-to-alter-and-price.html
Burlap Roses Bouquet - http://www.labellebride.com/2011/03/04/diy-burlap-flower-rad-and-rustic/
Spring Time Wreath - http://pattyschaffer.typepad.com/capture_the_details/2010/03/monday-make-it-spring-baby-grass-wreath.html
Custom Kitchen Towels - http://littlemissmaggie1.blogspot.com/2012/03/tea-towels.html
Graphics for the Kitchen Towels - http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/search/label/Objects

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