Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shower Time!

Baby shower that is...

We had such a wonderful time with all our friends here in Greensboro. I really can't thank Natalie and Heather enough for putting it all together. And it was so wonderful seeing everyone come out despite the rain.

Here are a few pictures that David and his co-worker took today.

Really cute sign Natalie made.

Look at those yummy pumpkin spice cupcakes!

Heather and Debbie, two very good friends here in town.

Since this was a co-ed shower, I let David open the gifts this go-around.

Asta may have claimed this sun hat. He's so cute!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Crafts for the baby

I'm sure some of you have been she's been stitching like crazy but has she done anything for the baby? Well as a matter of fact..I have!

Here's an embroidery piece that is currently at the framer's.

Back in July I took a class at my local sewing store to learn Smocking. Smocking is a type of embroidery that has been used since the Middle Ages. Originally the smocked garment was practical as it allowed the fabric to give. Then later styles became a lot more decorative. Now smocking is a decorative form of embroidery that is worked in the pleats of a garment.

The dress on the bottom shows what it looks like before the embroidery. If I could sew, I could make the dresses and have them pleated. But I can't sew, I bought these ready-to-smock.

I picked the colors myself. I love the colors of autumn!

Oh and look...even the little sleeves are smocked. Those were not fun to do!

I already posted a quick iPhone pic of the blanket on Facebook. But I had David take a better one with his camera. I had to tweak the colors in the pattern since my blanket is for a girl. I love the almond with the strawberry and pistachio. (sounds like a tasty ice cream sundae)