Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baby Shower Extravaganza!

Recently I organized a baby shower for four (yes 4!) of the mommies-to-be-again in my wonderful mom's group. I guess the correct term is a baby "sprinkle," but it turned out so well that I just had to share!

Game #1: We made babies out of play-doh! 


These turned out super cute--those mamas sure are creative!!  
I had everyone vote for their favorite and the winner received a prize. 
(The winner was the purple one!)


Game #2: Pin the Sperm on the Egg
This ended up being really funny! I found the picture online, printed it out and taped it to a 12x12. If I was better at drawing, I might have tried to re-create it on some tagboard.


Games #3 and #4: Guess how many cottonballs are in this jar and Guess what kind of babyfood this is! 
A couple of guessing games rounded out the evening. 

And on to the prizes...

Prize#1: A bouquet of baby towels and washcloths.


(I was super happy with how this turned out!)

Prize #2: A Box of Mama Essentials (lip gloss, lotion, a razor, some candies, emery board, nail polish and a few other things)

(I covered a sidewalk chalk box with card stock and added some stickers)

Our other prizes were a cute display of baby food with some bibs and a piece of artwork with this quote from Winnie the Pooh / A.A. Milne: 

“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.”


And then of course there was a bunch of yummy food (potluck) and birthday cake (because we were also celebrating another mama's 40th birthday!). A fabulous evening!!

~patricia

Monday, November 28, 2011

Flower Hair Clips

Since I've been making a bunch of hair clip holders, it only stands to reason that I'd need some hair clips too! These little beauties are a cinch to make and look cute too.

Tutorial:
Materials:
Felt or Thin Craft Foam (I got this in a 8 1/2"x11' size at Hobby Lobby) in coordinating colors
Embellishments (Got the little bug in the scrapbook section)
Hair Clip
Hot Glue / Hot Glue Gun

1. Cut one of your felt / foam pieces into a flower shape and one into a circle for the middle of the flower. You'll need a half-moon for the back. I had to cut out several pink circles, as the bug had a little circle on the back, but it just created more dimension, so I didn't mind. :)


2. Assemble everything using hot glue! This is what the back will look like. My hair clips had a few holes in the end (under the white half moon) and the half moon helps to keep the whole thing together and not look like you've just used a bunch of hot glue.

3. Wear and enjoy! I've yet to get a picture of my daughter wearing this, but it's on it's way--stay tuned!  I have given these as gifts and they've held up very well!