Saturday, November 10, 2012

Baby Shower Card and Gift

I'm going to a baby shower tomorrow for one of the girls that played softball with my youngest, Ashley.  So far, three of her friends are expecting a baby.  I guess that's how it works when they all got married not so long ago.  First comes love, then comes know how it goes.  :o)
Amy is expecting a little girl and her theme for the babies room is shabby chic and owls.  I went on Pinterest to find ideas for the Stampin' Up! owl punch since I have it and thought that would be cute.  Cute doesn't even begin to explain what I found.  Look at this card I made from the owl punch!
Here is a link to the lady's site that made the card but she didn't give any directions, just a supply list.  Luckily, I had almost all I needed to make the card.  The dresses are the vest of the owl punch.  I didn't have the onsie stamp to make the background of the dresses but I did have these little silver hangers.  They were the perfect size.  I did like the ribbon and safety pin on the sample card but I didn't have the right color pink. 

For the gift, I bought some owl fabric and made a nursing cover up.  There was one on Amy's registry at Babies 'R Us but it wasn't very cute.  And when you're having a little girl, you NEED cute!  lol  My daughter used to have a pattern for the cover up but she couldn't find it.  She sent me this link from Pinterest.  They saved the day again!  Although, if you make this cover up, you need one yard of fabric and not 3/4's.  There isn't enough for the straps.

You sew boning in the top so when it's around the mommy's neck, she can see her little darlin' but has privacy and has her hands free.  Much better than the receiving blankets I used to use years ago.  Such a great idea.

When I was at Joann's looking for some cute fabric, I found some owl buttons in the "make your own rubber pants" aisle.  I had to get them and figured I'd sew one on this project somewhere.  I ended up pinning it on the strap instead to hold it in place and it can be removed for washing. 

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