...but it's raining babies now! Ok, maybe not raining babies. Just isolated baby showers (bu-dum-bump! Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week). Sorry. Moving on. So, there is one little baby boy baby on the way, expected by my dear friend, Jennifer & her hubby, and I got to co-host the shower here at my house. It has been about 7 years since I last hosted a baby shower (that sweet little baby is in second grade now) so I was very excited to hang up the baby clothesline again (yes, I still have the 7 year old clothespins). And luckily, one of my co-hosts, Azure, went a little overboard with her buying so we had TONS of adorable clothes and stuff to hang. We pretty much decided to forgo a formal theme and just decorate with clothes, food and sweets. We did have a few flowers and balloons but the cupcakes stole the show (yum!)
I have also been wanting to make a reusable felt banner for years now to use for birthday parties and such so I decided this was a great excuse to finally get it done (plus, I was really trying to keep paper and plastic waste to a minimum). But then I started thinking that I should make the banner as a room decoration/gift for the baby instead of keeping it for myself (how unlike me!) And since the Daddy-to-be is a huge (rabid) Cubs fan I decided to go with that. (My own children are rabid Cubs un-fans so I got a lot of grief for hanging this up...Cubs?! Are you kidding? Mom! Take that down! I'm calling Papa & Sue right NOW!) The baby's name will be Maston, in case you couldn't figure that out from the photo...(in which case you might want to put the malt liquor down).
The last gift I made for baby Maston was a little embroidered onesie (done mostly in the stem stitch for those who care to know). I altered the traditional Cubs colors to make it look a little more babyish and sweet but I think the Dad-to-be will forgive me. It's hard to tell how small this 0-3 month onesie is from the photo but I'll post a picture of the little munchie inside it come November so y'all can see. I can't wait to hold him and kiss him and smell him and love him and call him George.