September 23, 2013

Honea Baby Shower...

Congrats to Allison and Phillip on the upcoming birth of their sweet baby boy.

I've known Allison as long as I can remember.  We showed cows together many years ago and when her family moved to South Carolina we were able to stay in touch.  Now with the ease of electronic communication we are able to stay in touch even better.  Don't get me wrong, I actually still send actual birthday cards and write letters to people that I send through the USPS but being able to keep in touch or reach out to friends with the ease of a text, cell call, or email is so nice.

So back to the baby shower.  Allison's sweet friends from South Carolina gave her a baby shower.

 I was lucky enough to meet these awesome girls when Allison and Phillip got married.

 She celebrated with family (below) and friends the upcoming birth of that sweet baby boy!  
   Sister - Emily * Grandmoo - Kitty (wearing the shirt I made her) * Soon to be Mom - Allison
Cousins - Fay and Kay

OK - I downloaded this picture 3 different times.  Not once did it stand up the right direction, so please tilt your head to the left or right to view it. 

 The house was decorated beautifully.  The girls even used the banner I made for Brewer's room to decorate with.  Here is the link to my post on the banner.  I didn't really have a pattern.  I cut triangles of blue jean, used heat and bond to applique the name on and some wide bias tape to hold it all together.  It's hard to go wrong making a banner.        

 They also used a banner made by a work friend of Allison's for decoration.  It was super cute and I took some close up pictures because this is a banner I'd like to recreate.  And then we decorated onesies for baby Honea with fabric paint.  Let's just say there is a reason there isn't a picture of my onesie posted here.  I might be a little crafty but free handed drawing....not so much.  

And I finally got to give some of the baby gifts that I have been sewing for the last couple months.   

 I've been using the pattern for the monster bib that I found on Stubbornly Crafty for both monster bibs (top left) and for regular colorful bibs (bottom right).  It's a good shape and is easy for me to sew.  I am making the front of the bib by the instructions but I have been varying on how I cut the batting and back bib piece.  I'll put a short tutorial up of how I have been varying that soon.  It just works better for me because apparently I can't cut the same shape twice....even with a pattern. 
I've been making the tie onesies for a while.  I made a tie pattern (one for the knot and one for the length) a while back and it works really well.  Phillip has even asked for me to make one for him to match baby Honea.  Won't that be cute?!?!?!  I'll have to make a bigger pattern too.  

And last but not least is the cow onesie.  Imagine that - me making a cow something.  
I used my Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  Since I had cow spot fabric I only cut the basic shape and the "accessory" (I think that was the one that made the udder and nose). I have heard and seen tutorials on cutting fabric with my Cricut but I have not gotten brave enough to do that.  Instead I put Heat and Bond paper side down on my Cricut cutting mat and cut the shapes from the Heat and Bond.  Then I ironed my desired fabric to the Heat and Bond and hand cut around the shape.  I ironed the Heat and Bond to the onesie and straight stitch appliqued around the entire thing.  I thought it turned out really cute so I made a shirt for Grandmoo with her name appliqued underneath - that is what she is wearing in the family picture above.  

I love all my friends that are having babies and I certainly am enjoying making baby clothes for them.  Now that my baby boy shower is past I have been working on baby girl items.  I have two of those showers this coming weekend so next week I will share more pictures from the showers and gifts too.  Maybe I will get a tutorial in there somewhere.  

Happy Monday!     

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