Sunday, March 25, 2012

Finally! Some boy stuff...

I know I haven't blogged lately, but hey, I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my life has been crazy busy, with weddings, showers, orders and of course, my ever-protruding belly!

As many of you know, I have a beautiful 2 year old daughter and I LOVE, LOVE making her clothes and hair pieces and anything girly!

Now that I am having a boy, I feel like I'm in a rut! What am I supposed to make for my son who will be entering into this world in a week???!!
For starters, I know I needed a wipe case, a "boyish" diaper pouch to hold my wipe case and diapers, and a few caps to cover his newborn head. So brain-stormin' I did! 

First I thought of him being born, the hospital always puts on those ugly knit caps (the blue and pink striped) to cover that precious little head.
 And I knew right away, I didn't want him wearing those. 

I figured I would like him to wear something personalized and cute, but I needed some knit cotton fabric. Since I don't work with a lot of knit cotton, I didn't have any on hand! So I went looking through my closet and found an old  grey Banana Republic Dress that I could cut up! I'm not going to wear it again anyways. Besides, I have a picture of me wearing it and that'll do just fine. :) I also grabbed a black T-shirt I had found in one of my drawers! Score!
So here is what I made for my little man. 
 Aren't these darling?! Now he can wear one of these knit caps instead of those hospital ones. My husband's favorite is the #swag. He's a #twitterjunkie.

On to the next two things: A wipe case and diaper pouch. hmmm I've done some boy wipe cases in the past for my customers. 
Like this:

and this:

and this: 

and many more.
But I know I wanted something different and unique. 
I came across a wipe case online that had the look of a "man's shirt". I said, "how cute is that? and how much better would it be if I were to use one of Mike's old shirt??" So I asked him if he had a an old collared shirt I can cut up and make something for JJ. 
He gave me this one

I have a picture of him wearing it anyways. hehe

So I cut it up, left the buttons intact, used the collar and ta-da!

I love it!
Now what I am going to do with the rest of this cut-up shirt? A matching diaper pouch!
 I even left the front pockets on when I cut it and they're still functional!

I boxed the bottom so it could stand up and it fits my wipe case, diapers and the changing pad. 
I am so pleased with it!

All in all, the 3 things that I have made him have all been FREE with some old clothes. And that really makes me happy! 
Can't wait for your arrival my sweet Jalen Jared! 
P.s. Here is a picture of me that was just taken yesterday. 39 weeks. You can't tell that it looks like a basketball, but you can see how low I am. He's dropped and we're ready to roll!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sweet Shower Surprise

Twin Sister is getting married in 3 weeks! 
I'm planning her Bridal shower (which is coming up this Saturday) and I realized, I haven't even posted pics from her 1st shower!
Her sweet friend, and one of her bridesmaid, Brittney, wanted to throw her a little surprise bridal shower.
She lives in Las Vegas and really wanted to do something sweet for Kimie and also get to know all the other girls in the bridal party. 
The only people in attendance were her bridal party, mothers and Ryan's sisters. It was small and quaint and Kimie had a great time. 
We just used my mom's formal table and and decorated a little.
I had hand-painted goblets for each girl with a dress and their name.

 We had some goodies, and had hot chocolate with white chocolate covered marshmallows. mmm

We even played a few games...
Brittney had this really good idea of delegating a specific "room" of the place they'll be living at to each guest. So, on each invitation she sent out, there was a "room" where that person had to get something for that room. 
Example: living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
So everybody was able to get Kimie something different! 
 Living Room
 Living Room
All in all, it was simple, sweet and Kimie deserved it!

Now, it's time finish up the MANY things I have to do for her 2nd shower! 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Craft Night!

 I saw this darling "Count Your Blessings" board one day as I wasted time was browsing the internet, and I just HAD to do it!

Isn't that the cutest?
So first thing is first, I needed the wood. I waddled (you know, the way pregnant women walk) into my all-time favorite lumber wood store and proceeded to tell the gentleman what I needed.
I had written down the measurements for the size of the bead-board and the sizes for the hard-board.
Well because they can't just sell me small pieces of wood, I had to buy a WHOLE SHEET of each wood I needed.
I walked away with 16 pieces of bead-board and over 64 pieces of hard-board all cut to my desired size.
As my husband and I loaded all these pieces into my car, an older gentleman looked at me, thought to himself, "what in the world is this little pregnant lady doing with all this wood!" and asked me what I was doing with all this wood.
I answered and said, "I'm going to have a craft night!"
And that is exactly what I did!

I had two actually. I had a handful of ladies on one night and 10 ladies the next night.
I had a table displaying everything you would need for the craft. 
 A variety of scrapbook paper and paints!

My sweet husband is so supportive in so many ways and these craft nights were no different. He didn't ask why I wanted to have these craft nights, he didn't tell me no, "it's a waste of money and time". He simply listened to what I wanted to do, and helped me along the way. He went out and rented tables and chairs, moved the entire living room, went to the store and bought me stuff so I could make goodies and told me he was proud of me. If he doesn't deserve the "Best Husband Award", I don't know who does!
 The first group of ladies, hard at work. :)

I had 16 spots (that's all the wood that I was able to get from the sheet) and each spot was taken! The ladies had such a wonderful time and I did too!  I was glad to see the ladies crafting away in my home, I enjoyed the company and fellowship and most of all, all the "thank you's" that came by way for hosting the craft night. Hosting something is tiring but 2x more rewarding.
I think I just might do it again! Maybe something for Valentines Day...