Monday, February 25, 2008

Cherry Times Two


Yesterday afternoon I attended a baby shower for my cousin. She is expecting twin girls in April.

I knew immediately that I would make some kimonos for the babies, but I didn't know what else. I had so many ideas, but sewing in multiples takes longer. (I'm used to spreading out my multiple projects. Skirts. Shirts. Etc.).

I finally decided to make some receiving blankets. The blanket idea came from this book. They are flannel with handmade cherry fabric bias tape. Yum!

I wasn't going to make a diaper/wipe case, but when I found some of my all-time favorite diaper rash ointment in sample size at the town pharmacy, I knew I had to make a matching diaper carrier. I wanted to make a little pocket on the front for the ointment, but I forgot.



And these red swirly buttons just complete it!

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Spenser went to the baby shower with me. We called it a "baby party." On the way home she sang a new song. It was to the tune of the Alphabet Song, but she substituted the word "baby" for everything. At the end of the song she sang, "Now I baby, baby, baby ...." until the end. Funny little girl.

And for the baby book: Every night Spenser loves to smell my bubbly hands after I wash her hair. Usually she replies "Mmmm. Shortcake," because of the strawberry shampoo (Strawberry Shortcake, the doll, is her all-time fave). She just picked out a new shampoo that has a starfish on it. When I washed her hair the other night she commented, "Mmmm. Patrick." She kills me, that girl! I guess someone's been watching a little too much Spongebob.

16 comments:

Karyn said...

Ok, here's my second comment attempt, my computer is being dumb.

Beautful gifts Lera! I especially LOVE that button with the cherry fabric.

And how cute is Spenser??? "mmm Patrick", LOL!

Katie Jean said...

oh, those are darling! What wonderful gifts.

Spenser is too cute. I know exactly how she feels about strawberry shortcake! she was once my favorite too.

kirsten said...

cute stuff! did you use a tutorial for the wipes case? i was just thinking of making some - i have a bunch of baby gifts coming up!

pungsnotded said...

Cute cherry kimonos! I bet they are going to look cute on those twin babies!

Slow Panic said...

I just love that cherry fabric. It's WONDERFUL!

beki said...

Aw, such a sweet gift!

Blondie said...

I am in LOVE with cherries right now. Too cute!

And I have a little one like Spenser. They always keep you hopping@

jessi said...

so cute! I have a lot of baby gifts I need to make soon - I love the receiving blanket idea!

lynne said...

so so cute!!

that fabric is perfect!

yes, 3s company was totally blacklisted in our house (I see you are lds too! :) )

amandajean said...

cute baby gifts! you can't go wrong with a cute cherry print.

utmommy said...

I love the fabric! So cute!

Little Munchkins said...

That's the same fabric you used for Spenser's top!

Very cute gifts, I am sure the recipients will love it.

P/S : Chickie and your F12 key must be having a ball together.

nikko said...

Everything turned out so cute. You have such a good eye with fabric!

Chara Michele said...

Very cute gifts!

hooli said...

sew beautiful. did you have a pattern for the diaper/wipes case? I love it.

Cici said...

cute! i love that fabric. and the swirly button is perfect!