Saturday, August 11, 2012

Babies, Babies, Everywhere...

I have been gone a really, really, really long time, haven't I?  To be honest, blogspot's new look had me wary of using it for awhile. I eventually got over it and was into full Wedding-mode. (And worked on my Wedding blog for fun...)

And then I got sucked in to baby crafting.

Not for me, mind you, but Josh's friend is finally having a baby.

Here is the over-all basket.
  -TY Beanie Baby zebra
  -Pacifier leash
  -Sippy cup leash
  -Shell stitch baby blanket
  -Teething ring (Pooh Bear)
  -Baby book/scrapbook

The blanket ended up being 36x54".
It's actually the only blanket I've ever made... I'm very proud of it.

They don't know the gender yet, but I love this ribbon. It's very silky feeling. I made a loop, so you can slide the elastic through to wrap it around your stroller or high chair. The elastic will fit any baby bottle/cup.

The silver snap is from a pair of suspenders I bought Josh (that ended up being the wrong color...).
There's a mini snap at the pacifier to interchange them.

The baby book/scrapbook caused me a lot of heartache.

The link provides a word document or PDF file to just print, but I wanted something... More personal. Plus I didn't like the idea of there constantly being white rectangles on every paper.

I designed the pages myself, cut to 8.5x11, printed, and cut into 8x8s. Unfortunately, I used the wrong program, so it looked horrible. I threw those out. I changed the program, looked great, but I accidentally cut everything into 7x7s.
That got tossed as well. Finally, we have the pages below!

I finally was able to give this basket to her today. I'm very pleased with how everything came out in the end.

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