Recently we had a baby shower for my oldest daughter. She is having a baby boy on December 21st. Her theme for the shower was of course monkeys. She has always loved monkeys. I had such a grand time bring the decoations together. I searched the internet for applique monkey's that I could use with my embroidery machine. I first started out making a rag quilt that I appliqued monkeys on squares and then pulled it all together with square of flannel recieving blankets that matched her cribbing. It turned out alright.
Forgive the side way picture...
Then I decided to start my decorations. I used the same applique to make my center pieces. I made mini diaper cakes. However, I used hand towels instead of diaper. Then I game them away.
They took a long time to make since I had to make two per centerpiece and sew together. I used a dowel rod then in the middle to hold the applique. They turned out beautiful and everyone loved them.
I then made a diaper wreath....http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryheckman/6481677473/in/photostream
again sorry for the side photo...don't know how to change it once it is uploaded to flickr.
I hung it on the door as you came into the shower. I loved it. It was so easy to make and it was a useful gift for the mommy.
I then decided I needed more decorations.....I guess I started way to early, because I kept doing more and more....
I made a diaper cake and a diaper motorcycle. The motorcycle was so fitting for the mommy and daddy since they ride harley's.
yes...I did make the monkey's also. I gave them away to the youngest attending the shower....do you know how hard it is to find a monkey pattern. I search the internet for hours on end to come up with a vendor that had a pattern, Funky Friends Factory and it is so easy to make. Love it......thanks
Cake was also fun to make.....
I made favors that I stamped with monkey and put in candy that I made labels with monkey on and baby name and put in the bags with a poem on the back.
I had monkey cookies and banana cookies for each one attending. They were so cute.
Now the sad part.....my middle daughter was so upset that I did so much for the baby and didn't do the same 8 years ago when she had a baby. I felt bad when she reminded me, but in my defense, I didn't have my embroidery machine, I didn't have the time or the money to do it back them......
If you decided to do a baby shower for your daughter, have fun and enjoy as much as I enjoyed the plan of the shower. It was great.....