I wanted to share with you a few photos from the baby shower luncheon on Sunday. It went very well. We had 19 guests. Grandpa-to-be started the event by pinning a beautiful white orchid on his daughter and Mommy-to-be.
We decorated in yellow's and blue's with a splash of purple from the Iris. We were in the Grandparents 170 yr. old farm house and the decorations meshed seamlessly with the home.
We used miss-matched floral china of mine as well as the blue owl pitchers from my collection. Various table runners added color and texture to the white tablecloths.
The shower had a definite vintage-romantic quality about it. The fresh flowers really brought it all together.
The food was provided by my friend's restaurant. Not only does she and her husband live in this 170 yr. old home and host weddings and events on the property, but they own a cafe and bakery as well.
The flower pins were a big hit as a party favor and the three littlest guests received talking farm puzzles as their favor.
Little touches go along way when planning an event. Making the food a part of the decorations is not hard when you use pretty colors of frosting set on a chunky white tray.
Even though the weather was cold and grey outside, laughter, smiles and the cutest baby gifts ever kept the inside bright and cheery!
The older I get, the more I enjoy these types of events. It always takes you back to your own baby showers and the babies you once held in your arms that are now grown. It's so bittersweet.
With the overwhelming positive response of my handmade invitation, I may never use a store bought one again. Showers of blessings today!
Yesterday I attended a baby shower for my friend who is expecting a new grandchild. This is the gift that I made for the new baby. It is an Owlie Sleep Sack. The free pattern is made by Teresa Cole and posted on Ravelry here. It was a fun pattern that came together quickly. It was a hit with the guests. If you are in need of a baby gift, this is sure to please. Blessings!
I had a sweet surprise yesterday. My friend, Tricia, whom I've known for several years now dropped by. Our girls have played volleyball together, currently go to highschool together and Trish and I have been in Bible study together on many occassions. She saw this book and thought of me. I love that!
The author, Erin McKean, has a blog called A Dress A Day where she chronicles her love of vintage clothing and patterns. She began writing a series of posts which became the makings of the book. It looks to be a very fun read. Thanks Tricia!
Last week I showed you the many petals I was making. Today I'd like to share with you the finished blossom pin. I have been busily making them as a baby shower favor for my friend who's shower is this weekend.
I found the tutorial for the pins here. They were really fun to make and are a great way to use up scraps. I really enjoyed stringing the petals and seeing how the different fabrics came together.
Most were made while watching a movie. It goes really fast when you have everything ready to go. For my flowers I used eight petals on the bottom and six on the top. I made a couple of pins with the left over petals and I like those the best, each petal being different.
They are cute pinned on a sweater, jacket or purse. So many different ways to package them, but this reminded me of spring. We are having a rainy day today and I can see some green poking it's way through the ground. I will enjoy these flowers until the real ones come!
For Valentine's Day my husband had me do alittle online shopping with Cath Kidston. Ordered on Feb. 9, it arrived yesterday. Something about a delay in customs. Pure torture on my end. Look at the beautiful mailing envelope!
This is the bag I chose. I'm in love. Roses in March, I'll take them anyway I can get them! It feels like I'm carrying a garden on my arm.
I also couldn't pass up this darling little card of buttons. I don't know if I'll ever be able to take them off the card as they are too cute to remove from it. It's amazing how a little Cath can brighten a day.
I'm in the middle of several projects that I wish I could share with you but some are custom order gifts for people who read my blog and others that can't be disclosed yet either.
The past few days have found me making these fluttery petals for a project I will show you when finished. It's quick and easy and is boosting my spirits with colors of spring. I got a kick out of my daughter yesterday when she saw me piling the petals in my favorite vintage pyrex bowl. She started to laugh and gave me that "of course you would" look. It made me think about the things I love that I use that other people might not ~
I wear the vintage aprons I buy at flea markets,
I carry crocheted hankies in my purse and use them,
I prefer random floral, chipped plates on my table
over matched sets,
I burn the bunny shaped candles sitting on the vintage tablecloths that don't fit my table
I will wear a hat if the occassion calls for one (in my opinion)
the list goes on and on...
I have a hunch that most of the people who read my blog do the same things and I'm so glad to belong to a blogging community that shares the same interests as me as well as the many things I learn from the ones that have other interests than mine. What a blessing you all are!
I found this darling image on Flickr today. I'm amazed at how we take scary children's stories and turn them into pretty little books and cards. This is a get well card! Oh my, get well or you might be eaten by the big bad wolf!
My teenage daughter and her friends are anxiously waiting the arrival of this movie set to come out next week. Ok, maybe I'm alittle excited too!