Baby Shower Craftiness

This past weekend I helped host one of my best friend’s baby shower.  She was part of the “wedding trifecta” from two years ago (I was a bridesmaid in three important weddings within three months).  So this time instead of wedding shower craftiness, it was time for baby shower craftiness!  The entire theme revolved around books because my friend is a kindergarten teacher.  And the nursery theme for the baby is going to be rabbits and bunnies.

First, I made the invitations.  My friend saw the idea on Pinterest and I recreated the look.  I printed the actual library card on my printer with the American Typewriter font.  The entire pocket was stitched together on the sewing machine.  And the quote label was created with a Sizzix die.  I am very pleased with the results and proud that I had these done early!

 

The favors were another Pinterest idea.  I just created the labels for these.  Always glad to have my circle punch and scalloped Quickutz dies handy.  A little bit of Stickles made them glittery.

Centerpieces for each of the tables contained a book with corresponding decorations.  Her mother put all of these together.

 

Then our other best friend made the best diaper cake with books.  How cute is this thing?

And here is just one of the fun treats created for the appetizers.  We stuffed ourselves on veggie pizza, fruit, taco dip, and homemade cupcakes.

My gift for the shower was a baby blanket with a matching bunny hat.  I was also happy to have these done the week before the shower.  No last minute knitting here!

And finally I created a set of thank you cards for the new mom to be.  I used the same paper as the invitations.

Overall, a great success.  I had everyone fill out a scrapbook page with baby advice and well wishes, so I will be working on finishing the album this summer.  It will be an excellent gift when I return home to visit the baby!  She is due in early August and I am really looking forward to being a godmother.  In the mean time, I have to resist casting on too many baby projects until we know how big she is going to be!

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3 thoughts on “Baby Shower Craftiness

  1. O, Queen of All Crafts … I love all your baby shower projects. The party favors are so fun and the colors on the thank you notes are perfect. But my favorite of all is the bunny hat!! Too cute for words …

  2. Caitlin…thank you for sharing your creations from the shower. So cute. You’re a good friend! You put a lot of thought and effort into to into the theme. I’m so impressed! And what a beautiful blanket and bunny hat!

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