Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday, March 12

So, I have been busy with sewing this week, but I didn't get everything done that I had hoped too.... ahh - so typical me. Anyway, the bags pictured here I made for the game prizes for my friends baby shower today. I love the flowers - it makes me think of spring and summer looking at them :-) (one bag was for the mom-to-be and the other was for the prize winner). (the bags used up the last of this fabric - it was used on the dress I made for Brenna back in August - so sad when one of my favorite fabrics is gone...) (the inside of both bags were different and I made different handles as well - hope the two ladies who have them like my color choices :-)

I also made a gathered clutch bag (I made 4 of these - one as a practice (and since it has some flaws, I get to keep that one, one for my sister and 2 for the shower) - I made this bag with laminated cotton inside - so the bag could be used as a make-up bag or even an ouchy bag for a mom (I saw these online with band-aids, salve, etc. in them). The only problem I see with the laminated cotton is that it isn't washable - just wipe the inside and then the outside of the bag is just surface washable...but anyway - I love this fabric and it is also all gone now - guess I will have to find some new favorites :-)

I made cupcakes for the shower as well. The frosting didn't quite turn out as I had hoped (it was too runny), but it sure tasted good. I made my mom's buttercream frosting recipe and then added fresh strawberries to it - yum, yum!!!
my friend Joy was the host for the shower and she did an amazing job decorating and the food was awesome. Can you tell the baby will be a girl??
the party was at an old renovated school house in the area - it was such a nice place for the baby shower :-)
the guest of honor with the beautiful food table. I forgot to get a close-up of the wonderful desserts - just trust me that they were all worth the calories :-)
the cute gift bags that Joy cut out and then we both assembled - so cute!

the diaper cake that Joy and I put together - so pretty!

one random picture from this week - Brenna's Wed. night dance class - if you look at the picture you can see the older ballet class inside :-)
Hello All!!!

Hope all is well out there! Things are good here.
I have been busy with some craft projects this week (hmm, I made 6 new bags - I guess that isn't too bad, lol) and also 2 burp rags. I had hoped to do a couple other projects, but maybe I will still get those done and give them to the parents after the baby arrives....
I can't think of too much else that went on this week, but I did want to remember that on Tuesday morning when Brenna woke up to put on her costume, she came into my craft room with her shoes in hand to put the dress on right away - I think I made a winner with this one!! (She even took it with her down to Gammy and Papa's house today to show them :-)
Brenna went to a birthday party this morning with Dustin while I was getting stuff ready for the baby shower today - I'm sure she had lots of fun with the party (it was for one of the girls in her dance class).
Well, that is about all I can think of...
Take Care!


heathmamagam said...

wow, you party hostesses did a super job!!! everything looks fabulous...hope Annika is feeling well, too. So liking the rear view of the tiny ballerinas!

mikaysmom said...

Great, great, great job!

Annika said...

I love my new bag, Amanda. It is so beautiful. And the little one will find good use in the diaper bag! Emma thought the big one is for mommy and the little one for her. she didn´t like it when I said that we won´t share this time. :o))
Thanks for the great gifts.