Archive for May, 2011

When my husband and I visited GA, along with Kim’s mom, we took as many gifts as we could and tried to make the dining area look fun, girly and exciting.  Here is the result:

The little buggy was actually Kim’s when she was a girl.  Her mom has been saving it all these years.  Doesn’t it look so cute!

One of the downsides to blogging is that if your project is a surprise…you really can’t blog about it until the person receives it.  So here are some of the other projects I have been working on…I also made a set of burpies that match her Amy Butler nursery. Maybe you remember these pictures from a previous post.

Kim ordered her dust ruffle, crib sheet and bumpers from an Etsy seller, but she had only one crib sheet. So, I made her 2 more in her coordinating colors. I used this tutorial and knew it would work because I had made several vintage looking crib sheets for my daughter. I like the elastic all the way around, but it is tedious running it through with a safety pin!!

I also made a couple of coordinating galvanized buckets for Kim to stash some stuff (diapers, lotions, whatever). They are also coated with a water-proof finish so she could use them in the bathroom if she chooses.   One of them was filled with the only gifts I did not make…Ralph Lauren onesies.  All shades of pink and so comfortable.  I just love them.

I also brought the second AMH voile receiving blanket which I have already posted about sitting here on top of the left bucket.  I mailed one earlier when the shower was cancelled.

This last gift/shower picture I will share is the first diaper cake I have made in 25 years!!  I was glad that I remembered a few things.  For this one I used a pizza pan as the base with a wooden dowel going through the center for support.  I made it with size 1 diapers so that Kim could have it around for a while and not feel as if she needed to be using the diapers.  I also came across file folder sized rubber bands at the Wal-Mart and they were perfect for keeping the diapers together.  Perhaps you can see them through the tulle and ribbon???   Another tip I received from a colleague at school was the use of paper doilies between each layer.  We had tons of rattles and toys to use as decoration…but in the end I preferred the little socks twisted like flowers.I foraged into Kim’s sewing supplies (with her mom’s permission ; )) and found some corsage pins which were perfect for securing the socks.

The theme for Kim’s shower was { Pink, Pearly and all things Girly}.  I think that sums up the cake as well!    But the best part of everything is this little bundle of joy in her little house.  I can’t wait for her to be just a wee bit bigger and stronger.

I have another gift just about finished and ready to send. I will put it in the next post.
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Been sorta busy with the end of school, but I finally charged up the camera battery and wanted to share a couple of my gifts that I brought with me when we visited D.J. and Kim in GA.
Here is a picture of the nursing cover for Kim. I used a print I know she likes along  with a small amount of coordinating fabric. I lined it with Kona white and if you look closely you will see that I made a pocket with cotton chenille for a small container of cream or perhaps a pacifier. The chenille can also be used for wiping a cute little mouth ; )  I also switched up the pattern a bit and rounded the corners at the bottom.  I am happy with the results and the hospital nurses were very complimentary according to our new mom.

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Things became a little busy this past week as my dil had a c-section 36 days early. Everley was having some erratic heartbeats and the decision was made to deliver her early. She and her mom are doing fine. Just got back from spending 4 days in GA. with them.
Here is a quick picture. I knitted the hat on the drive down because I knew all my other hats would be too big.
This week I will be able to show all the gifts that I have been working on and saving for the shower in GA that never happened due to the early delivery.

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