Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Abigail's Baby Shower

I've been a busy lady planning and creating a baby shower for my best friend Sarah's baby Abigail. Abigail was born in November, but with Christmas, we decided to hold off for the shower until January 30th. It's hard to believe my little baby girl, whom I call my neice, is already two months old!

Since many people had already given them gifts, we decided to have a library themed baby shower. Then we asked each person to bring a cherished children's book for Abby's library. Abigail's parents are both teachers too, so we definitely all have a love of literature!

I got the idea for the shower from a book club bridal shower, actually, that I found on Creature Comforts, one of my favourite blogs. Ez was right about this site: tonnes of downloads and printables for ANY kind of party, not just weddings!
From here.
For Abigail's shower, I made a lot of the stuff for the party. Let's see if I can do a run down.
I made the kraft paper table runner. I sewed pink grosgrain ribbon under a crocheted trim and yellow grosgrain on top. This runner was inspired by one I saw on 100 Layer Cake:
From here.
I made this circular bunting. I cut the circles out on my Cricut, out of yellow and pink papers. I also cut some out from a children's book, The Shy Little Kitten.

I used another table runner as a counter protector for our craft project. Everyone got to decorate a quilt square! (Thanks Mom for helping me cut out all those squares!)

I made chili maple caramel popcorn and put it in pink bags and closed them with yellow masking tape.

The biggest project of all was the favour. I made about 40 bookmarks, where I drew and did watercolours of a bunch of different children's books.

I used mini wooden alphabet blocks instead of tassles. I just drilled a hole in them and threaded the ribbon through.
The Richard Scarry one is the one I chose to take home as my favour.

Next up: photos of my mom & dad's anniversay party from way back in December!


  1. I love that you did a Miffy bookmark!

  2. Wow! What a lot of work. The bookmarks were brilliant! And I like the idea of the quilt. Are you putting it together now?

  3. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun!

    I don't know that anyone else knew who Miffy was. No one chose poor Miffy. :(

    I'll be working on the quilt soon. I had to leave the squares at Abigail's house (where the shower was held) because they were still wet!

  4. I'll buy a set of bookmarks from you!

  5. This is really cute. The hand drawn stuff is awesome, and a really nice touch. We are also planning a baby shower for out girl Sarah in one of the LA venues. I was just checking out different ideas for the event right now. If you have some ideas, please feel free to share.


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