Monday, May 28, 2007
Need a Baby Shower Gift?
Well, I guess I should rephrase that--Need a Baby GIRL Baby Shower Gift? I needed a baby gift for a shower I went to on Saturday for one of my friends (obviously having a girl). So about a week ago, I was "invited" to an "e-party" online hosted by another friend of mine. This "e-party" was just like a Tupperware (is there such an animal any more?) or Stampin' Up party where the hostess gets free merchandise depending on the amount of her sales, except it's through an email invite and you order through a website, never having to go to a party or having to clean your house to hostess one! Pretty cool, eh!! Well, this party was for cute cute CUTE handmade hairbows for little girls made by a new friend of mine, Jill. Please visit her website HERE and consider doing an "e-party" (making it possible to not even have to be local to her) and get a load of bows for free or at least cheap!! Jill is wonderful to work with and handmakes each bow with special care or will even make them special to match a little outfit perfectly!! Anyway, I ordered 6 bows and a lace stretchy headband that they can attach to to match this little one's room decor, found out what her bedding was going to be (it's from Target HERE if you want to see how stinkin' cute it is!) and purchased this cracker jar from the Container Store. I then went to town decorating the jar to hold the hairbows for little Zoe (it really was my mom's idea, but I sure ran with it!). I used my scallop circle punch and a couple of other circles made with my Creative Memories cutting system for the base of the big sunflower. I cut her name with my cuttlebug "You're Not the Boss of Me" alphabet die set and some various other flowers also with my cuttlebug (LOVE that thing!). The other flowers were made with the old set, Polka Dots and Posies (remember that one?) and then I made a band, added the ric-rac and pierced and matted it on the So Saffron layer and finally cut the edges with scallop scissors. You have to use that Tacky Tape from Provo (I *think* Stampin' Up sells it, too) to make sure it's going to stay attached to the jar! I have never had anything come unstuck and pop off when I use that stuff, especially around curved surfaces. You could also decorate the lid and around the neck of the jar, but I preferred it to be more basic than that. I put the bows inside it, and major cuteness occurred!!! I have to say Zoe's mommy loved it! So there you go, a new idea for a unique baby shower gift!!! Just be prepared to be amazed at yourself and how cute you can make something as this turned out way better than I even imagined!!
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