Often times when you run a handmade business, you find yourself making a lot of things for other people to give as special, one-of-a-kind gifts that you have no time, energy or brainpower left, so you run to Target and get the cutest thing left on the registry!
However, because its the "slow season" in craft-land, I was able to take some time to make gifts for the special people in my life - even those who are not yet here! Let me explain, my bestest friend Julie is having a baby girl, Sophia (they are going to call her Sophie - how cute is that?!), due in April but we all think she'll be making her arrival before the end of March (yay!). Ever since Julie told me she was pregnant, I was beyond excited with visions of all of the WONDERFUL things I could make for her! Well, I had the idea to make letters in fabric to match the nursery - which is all pink and green and shabby chic, basically any little girl's fantasy! (Please excuse the carpet background, but Julie doesn't have them up in the nursery yet and I just HAD to share because they turned out so great!!!)
The letters made their debut at the Baby Shower at the end of February and were met with squeals of excitement and tears of joy by Julie! It was an amazing feeling! I hated to make a pregnant woman cry, but I think it was a good thing! And, she is the cutest pregnant girl ever - all belly! Here's a photo of us at the shower.
After the shower, I went back to Julie's house to help unload the loot and see the painted nursery - its a beautiful bright green and the letters match perfectly! And of course, I also volunteered to sew a curtain to cover the closet to match the ones she already had made - which is going in the mail today. Here's a photo of the fabric taking up most of my sewing room.
I can't wait for Sophie to get here! I just know she is going to be the cutest little thing ever, and Auntie Christen (yes I am already calling dibs that I get to be an "auntie") will love babysitting and spoiling her with lots of handmade goodies!