Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Baby News

No...not in our family, but  little miracle grandson for my friend Sandi was born a few weeks ago.
Sandi has 4 beautiful granddaughters and Braden is her first grandson.

She had told me his nursery theme is Safari, so at the last minute, I grabbed a few flannel and terry scraps from my handy dandy plastic drawers and a couple of patterns to take along as we left for Long Beach week before last. I had everything I needed except for an animal print.
Since we were in Long Beach, and I couldn't go to my go to store...you know...Strawberry Patches, I had to resort to a trip to Joanns. I found the perfect piece to go with what I brought. I also had with me a Debbie Mumm Nursery book that had Safari animal appliques.
This is what I came up with to take to Braden's shower the following Sunday. I wish I had taken my camera to the shower. He is the sweetest best baby boy. I fell in love.

                                                                                 
On one of the bibs, I accidently put the letters on the fabric side, so the terry is on the back.
I didn't have any letter patterns with me, so I bought a package of balsa wood letters for 1.99 at JoAnns and traced them for appliques. Love the shape. They looked so good made from the giraffe flannel.
This bib got a giraffe applique from the book I told you I brought along.
A burp cloth...terry on one side...flannel on the other.
This is one of the diaper/wipey carriers I've shown you before.
It holds a small container of wipeys and a couple of diapers.
The only things I purchased for this project was 1/2 yd of giraffe flannel and the balsa wood letters.
So I kept my commitment to stash busting.  It really is fun and a challenge.
When I got home, I dug into one of my button jars and found these cute wooden buttons for the bibs.

The diaper/wipey holder is a Strawberry Patches pattern. It's called Luvs and Huggs.You can find it here.
The bibs and burp cloth are my own patterns. I have used these for gifts and for my own grandkids for years.
Lots of fun making a matchig set and having the Luvs and Huggs to add to it.

This week, I have been working on a dress that is a costume for Clara in the "Nutcracker" which is a production done every year here at Christmas time. This year it is  held onDecember 11th and I will be going.
The girl I am doing  the costume for is a sweetheart  and loved what I had done when we had the first fitting. Wait till she sees it finished on Saturday.
I will get a picture to share here if it is okay with her Mom.

Well, I'd better get off to bed so I can get up early and finish this project so I am ready for the next.




God is Good!!
Life is Good!!

1 comment:

patches said...

The next project?...does that mean I'm next? (fingers crossed). Your little gifts are wonderful. I know the new mommy (and everyone at the shower) must have loved them. You are so seriously good Beverly!