This weekend was a busy one! I went to three different parties for three different occasions! And of course I had to make something for each of them!
Party number one was for my wonderful friend Kara's bridal shower. I went in on a group gift with the girls, but I also added something extra: an oven mitt and hot pad that match her wedding colors. They took awhile, since they are quilted and I don't have much experience quilting (i.e. no experience quilting!). I used the patterns from the book, The New Handmade. The book has lots of cute, simple projects that would make great gifts. Although I can see every single flaw in the oven mitt, I think they turned out cute. Here are pictures of both the sides.
For party number two, I took the kids and went to my friend Kelsey's baby's first birthday. I got the birthday girl, Genevieve, a really cute baby's first birthday book by Karen Katz and I made her an adorable owl out of girly flannel fabric. I used this tutorial to make it. I think next time I make an owl, I'll put a bell or some crinkle fabric inside so it can make noise. Babies love toys that make noise!
For party number three I made a diaper cake for my friend Bob's baby shower. He and his fiance, Elle, are having a little girl, and since Bob went to U of O, I made a duck themed girly cake. It had a little Oregon cheerleader teddy bear on top and lots of cute pink, yellow, and green decorations. Inside the bottom layer was a little outfit I put together: a burp cloth, a onesie with a duck sewn on it, little yellow shorts, and a headband made by my friend at work, Michelle. Bob and Elle loved it!