Baby Shower Fun

Last Saturday I was happy to help good friends celebrate their upcoming arrival of Miss Hannah.  I created my first chipboard name banner for the event, modeled after several examples on Etsy and Pinterest.  I purchased the chipboard scalloped triangles and little owls from Studio Cee.  Great quality pieces and easy to paint.  I used K and Company patterned paper and my Cricut to create the letters and background.  A little tulle with ribbon and it came together nicely.



Simple thank you cards for the new mom-to-be.




And then of course I wanted to knit Miss Hannah a little sweater.  This sweater is extra special because it is handspun.  The green fiber was a gift from the happy couple last summer.  Little did I know I would be spinning it especially for their future daughter!  The Ravelry project page has the other details.






Of course, knits for babies are always better with the baby in them!  Looking forward to the safe arrival of Miss Hannah later this spring!


More Baby Themed Paper Crafts

Yesterday I went to an all day scrapbooking crop.  I was able to catch up on some of my own scrapbook pages, but the main theme of the day was babies.  First, I put together the 8″ by 8″ album from the baby shower last month.  I included the handwritten notes from the guests and photos from the day.  Just some simple embellishments to highlight the album.  Here is one of the pages as an example:


I will take the album with me on my first visit to see the new baby and proud parents.  Still a few weeks out from the due date, so I feel ahead!  Then I created a few cards from the leftover scraps.  Simple stamping and patterned paper made for some cute cards:


That second card is actually a long rectangle (4″ by 9″) and ended up being gender neutral.  Now I am set on baby cards for awhile.  Off to go work on some regular cards in my craft room now!