Saturday, May 30, 2009

ahoy little one





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. 

15 comments:

luvinthemommyhood said...

That banner is so adorable! Great job and such a cute gift to keep!

sb said...

I just found your blog and am totally inspired by all of your great work! Do you make up all of your appliqué patterns? I just love the whales and snails (hey, that rhymed!).

Jennifer said...

Wow how cute! Just found your blog from being mentioned on another blog and I love it! I just started sewing in January and you are such an inspiration!

Shannon said...

Great work!

dana said...

I love that you used grommets on the squares. Great idea!

momtoqts said...

Wow..that is really expensive looking. Great Job! Where in the world do you find all your applique patterns?

jessbcuz said...

great inspiration. my sis is pregnant with a girl and I'm ready to get sewing for her---

Old School Acres said...

Sheesh, Traci, you are incredible! I'm surprised every time I come to your blog because each and every time you've managed to come up with something even more lovely than the time before!!

Danielle said...

You are very creative, I love the little banner... Such good gift ideas. - Danielle

Amy said...

I can't tell you how amazing I thought that was. You are so talented! And so creative!

Jodie said...

Great banner - I love the use of the grommets especially.

lacey said...

I LOVED it.... it was perfect.

Thank you for sharing of your talents so easily. You are always willing to make or take and everything that has your stamp on it is darling. Always.

Bobi said...

Love this Traci! The whale applique is sooo adorable!

Alisa said...

You are so talented!!

Cheryl said...

Wowza! You my friend are incredible! And to think you whipped that up and gave it away. I don't know if I could have been that generous.

I think you should be in business. You could take a lot of PB/PBK customers!

And as for all the applique questions, I'd bet my life you just drew them up. You are always far too humble to admit it.

Miss you!

PS Sorry about all of Trey's LONG phone calls to Trev. He just misses him and wants to chat. I asked him what he wanted to do fun this summer and his first response was- Visit Trevor. I'll have to get planning!