Monday, February 28, 2011

Baby Eli Arriving Soon!

My sister and her husband are expecting a baby boy and he's due to arrive in less than 2 weeks.  His name will be Elijah Allan, and we're all VERY excited to meet him.  :) 

We had a baby shower last weekend, and my mom and I made the decorations.  We made the cupcake toppers and the baby banner using the Cricut and the Cuttlebug.  The little onsies on the cupcake toppers were painstakingly cut out by my mom, all 48 of them!  :)  The centerpiece is a diaper cake, which we decorated with ribbon, and some felt hearts and a little felt sign with Eli's name that we stitched using the embroidery machine.  We also made a bunch of little diaper favors, which we forgot to take a picture of. 

Instead of all the traditional baby shower games, we put paper crafting supplies on each table with some blank cards and had all the guests each make baby Eli a first birthday card that will be given to him next year at his first birthday party.  Everyone seemed to enjoy that, and we're looking forward to seeing them all next year. 

Baby quilt in progress...
I have also been working on a baby quilt for Eli.  I really need to get it finished before he gets here!  It's all pieced and today I plan to add the borders and get started on the quilting. 

February's been a very busy month for me, and because of all my baby projects, I didn't have time to make a pair of socks for my sock stash reduction project.  I'm glad March is a long month!  I'm hoping to get back on track and get a pair made during the month, but I'm also planning on doing a lot of baby cuddling, so who knows!  :)


Annette said...

What a great name..
You made some beautifull gift, can't wait to see the blanket!!

miek 2 said...

oh yes, you must let those needles run fast Doni, i have been in the same circumstanses with my niche.
i didnt make it on time, but shed never knew :-) by the time could look at it,it was hanging on her wall. its really an exitment time for your family

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how fun! It looks like you guys did a GREAT job! The quilt looks adorable -- I can't wait to see it finished!

Toyin O. said...

That is a beautiful quilt, am sure they will love it.

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