Saturday, 12 July 2014

Nappy Cake and a Baby Shower

This weekend my sister had her baby shower.

It's very exciting planning and preparing for a baby.  I wanted to give her something special, and since I make some cute baby gifts ;o) I thought I would put them all together in a nappy cake for her.

nappy cake giraffe

Have you ever made a nappy cake?  This was my first one, and it wasn't that easy.  I think I did it the hard way.  Lots of sticky tape and ribbon, but it turned out okay. I am sure there is an easier way!

Since she doesn't (or claims she doesn't) know the gender of the baby, I went with green.  It just so happened the nappies matched, so that was PERFECT!

The nappy cake contained a Taggie giraffe, elephant print bib, taggie blanket and 3 terry toweling face washers (which I edged on my over-locker), as well as 40 newborn sized nappies.

It looked pretty cute in the end, and she loved it.  That's all that matters!

nappy cake grubbee

I also made a few decorations for the tables.  (My mum and sister-in-law did all the hard work, I just got to do the fun stuff).

Some miniature bunting for the cake, using my Stampin' Up! banner punch and my trusty sewing machine.  I've never sewn on paper before, but it was surprisingly easy! And how good does this cheesecake look!!


And some larger bunting for the table - also using Stampin' Up! DSP and my trusty paper trimmer.  These ones I threaded with a needle and thread.  A little time consuming, but not too difficult.

stampin up bunting

And lastly these sweet little thank you treats.

baby shower gift tags

baby shower cookie

It's meant to be a baby wearing a nappy.  They look a little bit like undies, but you get the idea :)

It was a gorgeous day, and I think she had a lovely afternoon.  She certainly received some beautiful gifts.

Gerald and Geraldine

I'm sneaking a few minutes to catch up on some posts.  Let's see how far I get!

I've fallen in love with these little guys!  They are fiddly and drive me crazy, but once that last stitch goes in I think they are the greatest thing ever.  I just can't stop looking at them.

The first one I made went to my 2 year old daughter (because it didn't turn out quite right), and she LOVES him.  She has named him Gerald and I often find him tucked under her arm when she is sleeping. 

This set became my new banner for our facebook page and madeit store. I wanted to keep them all, but one by one they have gone to a good home.

These sets are such a cute idea and a wonderful baby shower gift.

Now that I have embarked on the "taggie toy" adventure, I keep looking for something else to make.  I think I might try owls next!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Sketch Layout #12

I'm getting behind in my blogging.  There perhaps one day I'll have time to catch up.  For now thought, here is Sketch Layout challenge number 12!

The layout was quite simple but cute, set once again by Christy at A Christy Production.

This time I decided to do some sweet gift cards. I still quite like the Strawberry Slush/Daffodil Delight combo, so I went with that for these two cards.

I like gift cards because in my mind they take less time to create, and when you give a gift card you don't need to write as much inside :)

Here is what I came up with:

thank you card

stampin up

I finally got some new punches!  For these cards I used the Petite Petals punch.  I had to hand cut around the heart and cupcake though.

These cards use a mix of DSP, Washi Tape and card stock with some bling.

Don't forget anyone is free to join in the card making challenges.  Just click here and request to be added.  The more the merrier!

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