Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Baby Shower Ideas?

Thank goodness the blog problems are fixed.  That was just so frustrating yesterday.
Back to the good stuff.
 I've finally had time now to work on baby things.  As I've mentioned, we have two new grandchildren arriving shortly.  Baby girl, Leanna Rene, will be welcomed into our lives around July 11.  Our other baby will be coming in September, but we don't know if we are waiting on a girl or boy yet.  We should know that in the next few weeks.
Leanna's birth date is coming up soon, so I'm going to be giving my DIL a shower on May 8 here at my house.  This will be her third child, but the first two were boys and it's been over four years since the second boy, Landen, was born.  She needs some new pink stuff this time.  And I love pink. 
I got started on the baby quilt that I showed the fabric for last week.  It's coming along better and faster than I expected.  I like to design my own patterns.  I draw it out on graph paper first and make sure I have all the dimensions and measurements correct.  Without a finished colored picture I don't always know what I'm going to get.  I get a picture in my head, but that doesn't always translate into what the finished quilt will look like.  So far so good on this one.

I fussy cut the little teddy bears out of the printed teddy bear fabric.  I'll also use this teddy bear fabric as the border around the quilt.

There will be 12 - 9" squares total.  I now have half the squares completed.  I should have it finished in time for the baby shower.
I want to stick with the color theme of pink and chocolate for the colors and food at the shower.  I'm working on ideas for this.  Strawberries and chocolate brownies.  Or strawberries dipped in chocolate.  Pink fluffy jello salad.   I have some pink dishes - might need more.  I have pink votive candle holders.  I'll have a cute pink and chocolate cake with teddy bears, or maybe individual cupcakes.  If you have any ideas for me I'd love to hear them.  I'm just starting to think and plan on this so I'm very open to ideas.


Theresa said...

Oh how fun Nina! I just love baby showers! But I love babies even more. I will try to think up some ideas. My mind is a bit cluttered right now:) Have a blessed day and I LOVE the quilt!

DJan said...

I think it's amazing how used to the new world we are that we actually KNOW the sex of the baby now before it's born! And I love your ideas, Nina, you are one talented lady. I can't think of anything you haven't thought of already.

Rae said...

You have wonderful ideas. The quilt is going to be very pretty.

Always Nesting said...

I had a baby girl shower in my home last year for a friend of mine and it was sooo much fun. Love baby showers. Your ideas so awesome.

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, Nina, Congrats on her near arrival! I love LOVE the pink quilt. I can think of no smell sweeter in this world than that of a newborn ...

Happy Easter!
Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Lily Robinson said...

Love the pink and brown! I'll put on my thinking cap...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. It looks so sophisticated and yet very babyish.

Take lots of pics of the shower decorations and food!

BeautifulDees said...

Oh how beautiful, I am working on my new grand daughter's blanket's also, she will be born June 16. How fun these little soul's are. You are an awesome mil to have the shower. I am having one for my daughter in May also. This will be Danielle's last little on because her Waylon had Muscular Dystrophy like his uncle's. (BITTERSWEET).
Have a wonderful Easter.
Love ya,Debbie

Heather said...

How incredible, congratulations! I'm so glad our post about showers helped you out some. It looks like you have a good start. Best of luck!


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