Last week was a really busy week. Good, but busy. One of the things that went on last week was a baby shower. Yay, babies!
So, of course, I had to make something. The parents have decided to wait until the baby is born to find out its gender, so I had to keep the onesie neutral.
Their registry looked like they were going for a jungle theme for the nursery, so we put a gift together to match. One thing we got for them was a crib sheet that had a green elephant with a blue ear, and it was the perfect addition to the otherwise lion & giraffe-heavy gift.
It’s funny, because I was already planning to make an elephant shirt for the other big event last week, so I ended up making 2 elephants, but they’re very different. More on that one later.
I’m finally getting around to posting this hip dinosaur shirt that I made along with the Shark Shirt for a sweet little 3-year old boy.
I wanted to make him 2 shirts, but wanted each to be a different color. I couldn’t find plain t-shirts at my local Target, so I found some at the craft store. However, my only choices were white and black.
White is easy to work with, because most colors & patterns work well on a white background. However, as a parent, I know white is not always ideal when you’re dealing with young kids.
This was the first time I’d made one of my designs on black, and I wanted to make sure it popped. I picked this lime green pattern because I thought it would make a good dinosaur pattern and would be nicely offset by the black.
It’s been a while since I shared any fabric crafts. So here’s a shirt I made for someone special.
I made this shirt (along with another one I’ll share later) for a shower. Not a typical baby shower, but a shower for a 3 year old boy. If you’re thinking that sounds unusual, you’d be right. But this was for him and his new parents. See, this little dude has been going to our church for some time. First as a foster child with one family at our church, then as a foster-to-adopt child with another family in our church. And then, a few short months ago, his adoption was finalized. Hooray! So we had a shower.
My mom left on Thursday, in a way putting an end cap on the first (almost) half of the year. As much as another goodbye is the last thing I wanted, I feel like I have some closure on what has been a tumultuous year at best. For the first time in 2012 I feel like my life may be returning to normal.
I’m not sure I know what that looks like anymore.
Anyhow. That has nothing really to do with today’s post.
One of the “ups” in the last 6 months was a wedding. I’ve talked about it and showed you the cookies we made. Today I’m showing you the card.