Day 27

A knitter’s baby shower brings out the generosity of other crafters, I tell you.  There were handmade gifts all over the place exhibiting the mad skills of sewers and knitters alike.  I am overwhelmed with the thought and time that went into these gifts and would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you.  I can’t wait to put these to good use!

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Baby Surprise Jacket from Archiknist

 

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Baby socks from Pixisis. There were 4…

 

 

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Hearts & Squares Blanket from Pixisis

 

And lets not forget about our friends with sewing machines:

 

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Plush Alphabets from Jennsquared (her photo too)

 

 

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Flannel sleep sacks from Sweetie’s mom

There is something so special about wrapping the ones you love in something handmade.  I feel great comfort and satisfaction knowing that what I’ve knit will be keeping someone warm and cozy.  And while I’ve received hand knits and sewing creations before, these baby items are overwhelming me.  Maybe it’s the hormones, or the fact that I understand what goes into making these things, but I am truly at a loss for words.  Wow.  Again, thank you so much!

 

 

 

Day 26

Over the weekend my mom and sister threw us a baby shower!  A great collection of friends old and new turned out for the event to share in our celebration of the impending arrival.  Instead of traditional shower games (melted chocolate bars in diapers, anyone?) I thought it would be fun to set up a crafty activity and see what happened.  Fortunately my friends are all creative, fun people who dove right in!

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The craft was painting onesies.  We gathered up some brushes, fabric paint, fabric markers and freezer paper for stencils and just watched what happened.  I jokingly said that participation was mandatory, but I think it was something most people were keen to try.  Everyone was so creative, adding personal touches to their work, like my college logo, a Superman insignia for Sweetie, and of course a cute sheep. I think Peaceful Baby is going to be one stylish, original kid!

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After everyone left, we jumped in and started painting onto the leftover onesies as well.  It is super fun!  If you’re interested in trying freezer paper stencils, check out this website for a tutorial.  It would be a great way to refashion some clothes in your wardrobe, dress up a knitting bag, or personalize a gift.  There are still a couple of shirts left that need decorating…  Off I go!