“Surprise…there’s a Baby Shower”

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday!  Yesterday was an early out for the kiddos- so I took them to the pool to beat this hot week.  The water felt great!  Here’s Alexis peeking at me, and the only picture I got of the swimming action, since I couldn’t have my camera when I was in with Grayson & Jaxen.

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Then last night, when Mr. Pink got home and things settled down (when the kids went to bed and dishes got done) he said, “Oh, hey…there’s a baby shower for  [insert important work related name here] tomorrow night.”

Umm…there is?  Apparently, he forgot to tell me.  But, you know as well as I do I wasn’t going to be able to show up at a baby shower without something I made!  Especially, because this same woman saw the awesome football blanket I made for the little boy a few months back!

So…at 10:30pm I hightailed it to the craft room…which is still a wreck by the way!  Who wants to volunteer to help me organize and tidy?

I decided to get my Cameo going and my sewing machine…so I quick looked over my fabric and giftable items that I had to create with…and here’s what I came up with:

A quick banner using the DCWV Baby Girl stack. This banner literally took 3 sheets of card stock.  That’s it!  It was quick, but I think it’s still cute.  The banner shape was in the Silhouette store and I used the Lori Whitlock Vintage Font for the letters.  Add, tulle and done.

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I wanted to show a close up of the banner pieces, because the dots make it look extra-girly.  Also, when I am in a hurry and need to adhere letters down quick and efficiently, I take out my XYRON. It’s amazing!DSC_1310

Also, I had this fabric I picked up months ago from Etsy…and I thought it would be perfect to make a little gift set.  So, I whipped up a few burp cloths, using terry cloth on the reverse side.  I usually use minky type fabric on the other side…but, all I had was brown.  Brown wasn’t going to work, and let’s be honest- terry will be way more absorbent.  Then I took a scrap of the fabric and cut out the letter A using my Silhouette and my fabric blade that hadn’t gotten used yet.

First, I ironed on the Silhouette interfacing, and then placed it on my mat and loaded it into the machine.  I made sure I chose a bold font for cutting- and let it go to work.  It cut my A out perfect.  It also cut smaller letters out that spelled her whole name, but I just didn’t get around to using those.  I ironed on the A, and since I want her to be able to wash the onesie without any worry about losing the “A” I decided to stitch it on also.

A matching bow- and I think it makes a nice little gift set.  Of course, I will pick her something up off her registry from Target too just in case she doesn’t like homemade stuff…and because Target has Starbucks. 😉

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Oh!  I was done with all pieces of this project in an hour!  Can you believe that?  Crazy what we can do under pressure!
Have a great Thursday everyone!!

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