Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baby Shower Inspiration II

I just received my fabric back for the baby shower.  I designed the Baby Shower fabric using the actual invitation.  I love how the ribbons look like they pop off the fabric. A few posts ago I wrote about Baby Shower Inspiration plans.

My plan is to create one of my fabric covered cork board inspiration boards.  Use some pretty blue ribbons and leave note cards for people to tuck on the board.  I'll leave note cards for them to write best wishes for the baby.

Later it might make a pretty addition to the nursery.



I'll be using my Samantha Seahorse fabric design for a table runner, and I have decided to use the invitation fabric for the flower rosettes for the chandelier.  I had the both fabrics printed on Cotton Sateen.  I found the cutest little wooden boats in the same sea green for the table.


Here is a better photo of the Diaper Cake.  There are wonderful "how to" videos on YouTube.

 I elected to use one layer made up of blue baby washcloths, and I added baby tub toys along the layers.  I used aqua and blue tulle to create the illusion of icing, and the sea for my little baby toys.

I found the tulle in all kinds of lovely colors in the Wedding department at Michael's.   The Whale terrycloth toy at the top has a little onsie on a hanger in his mouth.  My ribbon is from Michael's Craft shop.


This week I'm working on the banner.  My friend Karen cut them out of sea blue  card stock for me.  I created a template using Samantha Seahorse design and added the baby sea creature images I purchased from Sonya DeHart Designs.  Now I need to assemble them and add ribbon to attach them.



It's hard for me to believe that my little chickadee is expecting her own baby chick.

I'll be posting each time I complete a new Baby Shower project.  Have a lovely day.  Doesn't this music make you feel happy?

14 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Karen...Your baby cake is fabulous. What a splendid job you did! Susan

NanaDiana said...

Love the fabric AND the baby cake is just darling. How excited you must be-we have another grandbaby coming within the next couple of weeks-yay! Can't wait! xo Diana

Vee said...

It is happy music! What a splendid cake! I've seen them before, but never as nice as this one. Looks as if you are having fun planning a great event. It'll be an event to remember!

Kathleen Grace said...

What fun ideas! I love the baby shower invitation fabric, an adorable keepsake:>)

RobinfromCA said...

Hi Karen! It's been awhile since I've been by and I'm so excited to see that you're going to be a grandma! It is the BEST!!! Love, love, love all of the baby shower things you're creating and that seahorse is just adorable!
Robin

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

The cake is beautiful really does give the illusion of being a real cake you did a wonderful job

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KAREN!!!!

Oh, the creativity that oozes out of YOU! But I am excited for myself for in 10 days, I will be done with teaching and on my way to exploring the waters of a new destiny. LOVELY IMAGES and that seahorse fabric is just fabulous!!! Anita

T Opdycke said...

What a charming event this will be. Your wonderful ideas and adorable fabrics will make the shower so personal to your daughter and the guests. Love, love, love the seahorse fabric.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

Congratulations! I didn't know about your daughter.

Love your fabrics!


Gabriela

Dolores said...

I love the happy music too...
The ribbon does look like it pops from the fabric.
This baby shower is going to be the baby shower extraordinaire. Your daughter must be so pleased with all that you're doing.
Everything looks wonderful!!!

Beverly said...

Karen, this is just gorgeous. You are going to be a perfect grandmother. It is unbelievable just how much grandchildren bring to your life. My heart is full for you.♥

Susan said...

Wednesday...Hi Karen. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, too. Is this your first grandbaby? Susan

Mary Lou said...

Both fabrics are amazing! Congrats to you on the grand boy! Love the cake too. Have a wonderful shower.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your fabric is wonderful! This is going to be the best baby shower.