Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Crafting for a Baby Shower


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This past weekend I enjoyed the beautiful, sunny weather and a delightful baby shower. The shower was thrown for my friend Cho by her best friend, who flew into San Francisco for Texas and needed a little help on the ground during the planning process. Being said help, I offered a bit of advice and a hand at some pretty crafting to help decorate the shower.
The party was a picnic party, which meant everyone started off at the house to pack up their meal. All the food was pre-prepared—the hostess made individually-wrapped Texas-style breakfast burritos with all the fixin's—and I had sewn large fabric squares for guests to wrap their food in. These fabric squares were a triple threat. Not only were they little "hobo bags" (minus the stick) to transport the food, but they also served as cloth napkins at the park and will make great burp cloths for when the baby arrives! I have seen so many mothers run out of every last cloth and dish towel when burping their babies, so I know these will come in handy.
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Next we headed to the park, where all sorts of cute puppies were drawn to us by the smell of bacon. Isn't this one cute?! Speaking of cute—how adorable is the mother-to-be?:
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The park was a muddy mess, so I was especially thankful I had taken the time to stencil some plastic-lined canvas drop cloths for us to sit on. The plastic on the bottom meant we could enjoy a gorgeous day in the park without getting muddy rears. I only snapped one pic at the park but I have photos of all three cloths below. I stenciled them using Ed Roth's, Stencil 101 Decor. I think the honeycomb design is my favorite…or maybe the polka dot.
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And that was that! I can't seem to find pics of the whoopee pies served for dessert, but if I do I'll share them as well. They were gluten and dairy free and amaaazing! Congratulations, Cho! I can't wait to meet your little one.
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