Babe parties. The last two weekends have involved two of them. One was a traditional Saturday women’s shower and the other happened to be a couples shower.
It seems that there is a trend… when I get a baby party invite…there is usually another. The same occurrence with weddings. One wedding invite and soon another and the same with showers. This confirms my theory that clusters of babies are born around the same time. AND. There really might be something in the water…ditto for marriages as well. I fully heart the institution of marriage and the practice of baby making.
I also adore present making.
Though it does take some time and effort. Lately I have been too busy and thus recipients of my baby shower and wedding attending have gotten store bought gifts. I feel that I have done someone an injustice when I buy a store-bought gift. I don’t know why…but if I purchase a gift I really want it to be unique. You guessed: It is nearly impossible for me to buy from a registry. With the ever increasing absence of “extra money” I have resorted to making gifts again.
For the baby showers I make hospital signs. They are signs that record the date time weight and height of the baby’s birth and can be placed on the wee one’s nursery door later. The first one I made was for my baby (two and a half year ago)! It was made from a small slate chalkboard. I have made them with wood cut outs of animals or whatever the room theme. These two are a bit simpler as the nurseries were not specific themes- just colors.
This one is for Cassie May. The font is Jane Austen.
This one is for Cannon Van… which is such a smart name. The font is traveling Typewriter.
They were made from two thin pieces of wood ribbon and acrylic paint…all items in my art boxes in the shed. Never pass up an opportunity to create or “make something” out of your resources. Your mood will thank you later. I promise. It does a body good. Kinda like milk.
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