Thursday, June 2, 2011

E's Quilt, Shower and Goodies

We recently threw a shower for Baby E who is set to arrive in July. I am excited to meet her! Here are some of the things we did.

We made sugar scrubs for each of the guests. I had a lot of leftover baby food jars and I thought this would make a cute party favor. I looked up recipes online and we tried them out. They STUNK! Thankfully my sister-in-law had received one the day before from a friend. Mine ended up being like runny goo. Hers were more like sand and smelled great. She used 1/2 a cup of sugar, 1/2 a cup of brown sugar, a T of olive oil, soap coloring and something to make them smell good--orange and vanilla extract, almond extract and lavender essential oil. Everyone loved them--especially that they were in baby food jars for a baby shower!

We decorated with cute teapots and flowers. We also used lots of tulle and doilies. It was super cute and girlie.

We got a cookie cutter shaped like a onesie and made onesie cookies. More people ate these than the cupcakes we had. They sure did taste great. I was glad that my SILs would ice them because I'm no good at icing things!

One SIL made a scrapbook with pages for everyone to sign as the guestbook. They could write a blessing or some advice. It was fun to see what everyone had to say to the mommy-to-be!

I made Baby E a quilt for her shower. It has the colors of her room. It is a design I made up using 2 charm packs and some 1/2 yards of the same fabric. I like how it turned out although you can't tell very much from these pictures! I also appliqued her name to the back of it. I quilted it in a swirl pattern that I told my SIL gave me carpal tunnel syndrome!

I can't wait to see her wrapped up in the quilt!

My SIL wanted a nursing cover, so I made her one following a few tutorials I had found online. This one is really large so it should do a great job of covering up!

I also made a little banner for the shower that can later be hung in the nursery or used as a "birthday banner" as she grows. I embroidered her name on each of the triangles with my embroidery machine.

I also found this cute bag at Old Navy and embroidered her name on it with shiny thread. I like how it turned out. It can be a diaper bag or just a little church bag for as she grows. My embroidery machine is pretty basic, but we got it for a great deal on eBay and I love that I can personalize gifts with it!

*Sorry the pics all look so bad! I used my mom's camera and forgot to get a copy of the pics before heading home, so all of these have been saved from shutterfly. I'll put better pics on when I get the read copies!
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