Friday, September 11, 2009
I intended on using the diaper cake as my gift to my friend, but I couldn`t help myself.... I decided to put together a hospital bag. Unfortunately I didn`t manage to get any photographs of the bag, but I used a toys-r-us reusable cloth shopping bag (they have cute animals on them, and they work great for a gift bag for any shower gift!) and added a tag with a check list I printed out from the internet. I checked off the items I had already added to the bag, so now she just had to add in her own final items to be ready to go! I bought vitamin water, a box of chocolate pocky (her favourite candy), a pair of granny panties and giant pads (TMI and kinda gross, but essential!), granola bars and other snacks, hair elastics, new toothbrush and mini tooth paste... and oh, man, I don`t even remember what else, but hopefully it is coming in handy.... BECAUSE SHE IS IN LABOUR AT THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW!!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
We also played 2 small games, just to liven things up a bit between eating and chatting. First was a little quiz game, which I edited in photoshop to customise and add duckies (of course), but all the credit for the quiz goes to The Alexanders blog, who threw an amazing shower of their own.
The second game involved a roll of toilet paper. You pick off as many squares as you think would be the circumfrance of the mommy's pregnant belly. Just make sure that the guest of honour has a good sense of humour and isn't too sensitive about her tummy! It was pretty funny. I had little boxes of lindor chocolates for prizes, that I bought on sale at Sears.
Last thing I wanted to tell you about for this post is my favourite decoration: the clothesline. I used red ribbon I already had, plus wooden clothespins. If you noticed in the pictures, I used the wooden clothespins a lot throughout the shower, and the whole bag was only a dollar at the dollar store. The sleepers were also all ones my little guy has already outgrown, that I chose for their colour palette. I couldn't help buying the 2 ducky onesies though, but overall it was a cheap and easy gift/decoration for the shower.
There is one final post to go before the baby shower saga is over, and I will be showing you the 2 DIY gifts I made for the mommy-to-be.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I have mentioned before about how much I loooove Christmas, and the holiday mini catalogue is something I look forward to, because I always hand make so many christmas projects. Not as many as I always intend to, but it is good to have goals! I actually started some paper crafting this past weekend.... I made a ton of tags, some wine bottle hangers, and gift card holders. I intend to use them myself, sell them at a craft fair, as well as on my etsy website. I also have a few other ideas up my sleeve I will share when I get everything completed and photographed.
But back to the holiday mini... As a demonstrator I had the opportunity to preorder some items, and they should be arriving from UPS today! I bought the ornament stamp set and matching punch, as well as some of the Christmas Cocoa designer paper. There are so many nice sets, it was hard to only pick out one!!
If you want to hold a Christmas workshop with me (where I come to your house, show off the catalogues, and we make a couple free projects together), there is a hostess bonus starting today as well:
We're excited to bring you this sweet deal for hostesses September through November:
* Host a workshop totaling $330 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue for only $14!(Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio)
October 1, when My Digital Studio is released to customers, this offer will become even sweeter:
* Host a workshop of at least $525 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $106.95; promotional price: $53.47) or choose the Loads of Love Bundle (retail price: $62.90; promotional price: $31.45)
Check out the new Holiday Mini catalogue online here.