Monday, March 11, 2013

A 'Labor' of Love...

Hello! Well, hopefully my life is settling back down enough for me to start being crafty again! If it wasn't for a promise made to family, I'm not sure I would have found time to make the crafty goodness you are seeing today.  But, I do believe all of my non-craft obligations are back in order so this week promises to allow for some inky time! Woo! Hoo!

My niece is having her first baby in a few short months and my SIL asked if I would be interested in helping with the shower preparation. Um.... YES!  After an evening on Pinterest, my head was swimming with ideas for table decorations and goodies.  I decided on three very sweet projects. But first a picture of the decorated tables. Aren't the blocks such a cute idea?  And now Baby has some toys to play with too!

 See the cute little diaper holding the M&Ms? Yep, that's mine!
A 5x5 square of flannel wrapped like a diaper and pinned closed

I also made wrappers for some chocolates using the
It's a Wrap Occasions stamp set.

 and my personal favorite, the onsie banner!
I used a template for the onsies and cut the letters 
with my cricut. The little clothespins were found
at a dollar store and hold the paper to the bakers
twine line.

 Isn't this the cutest fruit display ever? We saw this idea
on Pinterest and our local grocery store recreated it for us.

I was so excited when I saw the invitations they were using had some of the same colors as the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP. The sweet prints were perfect for a baby shower and all I had to do was mix the patterns with marina mist, pacific point, and early espresso cardstock to make the banner.

Well, that's it for me today! Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!


  1. Your projects are adorable Margaret!!! I love the little diaper and I too am a fan of Pinterest. It's a great place to lose yourself for a few hours ;) or so. Your niece will love these!
    Hope your life settles down and you get to have some crafty fun. I've been MIA also due to family stuff so I totally understand. Have a great week!

  2. Oh I love all the little things you created for the baby shower, the diapers and the wrapped chocolate and the food looks wonderful.

  3. You out did yourself, the table looks amazing and what fun things to make, babies, so sweet. Great job and I am sure she loved it all.

  4. I wish you lived closer and could help me set up the display table for cupcake camp...I LOVE what you've done here Margaret! Those diapers are adorable. How perfect is that idea??? SO PERFECT and the onsie banner...AWESOME! I especially adore the little orange in the fruit basket with the pacifier. What beautiful tables with the blocks, my gosh...what a fantastical event you decorated SO well. Kudos to you my friend. Perhaps party planning is in your future? ;)

  5. You did a fabulous job with these favors and decorations Margaret-love them all and the watermelon is just too cute

  6. Great job with the favors Margaret. There is an award for you on my blog.

  7. Oh this looks darling!!! What a great job!

  8. OH Margaret, what a beautiful display! So much creativity and fun - awesome job all around!

    I'm sorry I haven't stopped by!! :( For some reason, your blog hasn't shown up on my blog reader - waaaah! I'm definitely following you so I'm not sure why, so I'll make sure to peek on individually!

    Blessings, friend! x0x0

  9. oohhh you are so creative! Love the little diapers- so fun!

  10. Love those little chocolate wrappers.

  11. Oh my goodness, every little detail was perfectly sweet and surely made a memorable day for your niece !


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