I got the chance to help out with my dear friend's baby shower. She is having boy and my two friends who were putting on the shower wanted to decorate for the shower in the same style that the new mom is going to decorate the little babe's room in. I was asked (maybe I begged) to make a banner for the babe's room and since the room is going to have planes, trains, boats, and automobiles I was asked to make it with a nautical theme. Oh, the joy. I had seen one (although could not locate the catalog anywhere) in PB Kids and online at The Land of Nod. This one had to be in blues and reds. So, I made 9X9 squares and appliqued some nautical alphabet letters (did you know all the symbols represent letters? I didn't) and some other cute nautical images. I sewed each square to another plain white one right sides together, turned them right side out and top stitched all around. Then, I added grommets to each corner of each square. Twelve squares later and some great boating rope, I had a long banner that we used for the shower and that she can take home to hang in her little boy's room. You should have seen the beautiful paintings the hostess of the shower painted for our friend to hang in the room and the presentation by the other hostess of all the tables, food, and goody bags. Sometimes I think my friends need to be in business with all the talents they possess. It's inspiring and awesome. Oh, and these photos were taken in my little girl's room and not the future baby's room!
And, since I was on a roll with the nautical theme, I made a appliqued onesie with a whale and a pair of pants to match.