Feathers and Dreamcatchers Baby Brunch

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This past weekend I had the honor of planning and hosting one of my childhood friend’s baby shower with another one of my dear friends. We had so much fun planning this shower… we literally could not wait to shower our sweet friend, Michelle, and her new baby princess. I’m really excited to show y’all the details… because it’s all about the details right? And we really wanted to get it just right. After lots of Pinterest inspiration, Amazon searching, and creative collaboration, we decided on a Feathers and Dreamcatchers Baby Brunch.

The decor for the shower had gold, pink, teal, yellow and white colors throughout. I made lots of cute paper feathers with my Spellbinders Platinum 6 and the feather die and added them throughout the decor. We used them on banners, chalkboard signs, toothpick toppers, etc. 

Hand painted globe by Aimee Nicole Designs. Sign made by Mine for the Making.

I made a sign with a special quote on it for the baby’s room and had all of the guests sign a special message on the back.

We even had a dreamcatcher kit that each of the guests help make. 

These dreamcatcher cards were found at Target and went just perfectly with the theme… I couldn’t resit them! Everyone wrote dreams and wishes for the baby on them and then added it to the twine to make a cute garland.

We also made mini Dream Chaser signs with dreamcatchers on them… one for each guest to take home. 

The menu was full of all the things you would want for a yummy brunch. We had Michelle’s favorite donuts, a yogurt parfait bar, mini quiches, bacon, roasted asparagus and spinach salad, avocado shrimp ceviche, cheese danishes, and a mom-osa (mimosa) bar. We drank out of mason jars with cute paper straws and garnished our mom-osas with fruit. Everything was delicious! 

After we ate and chatted, Michelle opened gifts and let me just say, this was my favorite part of the morning. She is just the cutest and has the best reactions opening gifts! It really makes the gift giving so much more fun! 

We are so excited to welcome this new little girlfriend to our tribe. To be surrounded by women who build you up, encourage you, love you even on your ugly days… that’s a real treasure. And we sure are lucky so celebrate life’s beautiful moments together. 

 

 

Cowgirl Baby Shower

I LOVE to decorate and I LOVE babies and I LOVE a good party. So decorating for a baby shower is the PERFECT gig for me. 
When a family friend asked me to help her decorate her daughter’s baby shower, my creative wheels started turning. The momma-to-be owns a ranch and loves horses…the nursery for her baby girl is even decorated in a cowgirl theme. So I took that idea and ran with it!
Bandanas, bails of hay, rope, burlap, mason jars, daisies… are you as excited as I was??
I only had 5 days to get the shower together, so I got busy!
I used bandanas, rope, and burlap to make banners for the shower. I also tied bandana strips and rope around large mason jars and used them as vases. 
I had fun gift making as well. I made the sweet baby girl a freezer paper stencil onesie and a cute headband out of bandana. For the mother-to-be, I made a broach for her to wear at her shower. All of the guests who came to celebrate sweet baby Elisabeth were able to take home chocolate hats and boots that I made. (Thanks for the great idea Kassi!)
As the guests arrived, they signed a storybook for baby Elisabeth (cowgirl themed of course). 
We used mason jars for drink glasses and I even tied bandana tags to them so that the guests could write their name on their beverage. Don’t you love the bandana monogram? I Mod Podged bandana paper to the wooden E and then added a burlap bow.
The mother-to-be’s best friend was there to help set up the decorations, which was a huge help.
My favorite part of the decorations that I made is that they can all be reused in the baby’s nursery. From the framed prints to the bandana banners and wooden signs, baby Elisabeth will have bits of the baby shower all around her room. LOVE that!
It was a beautiful shower and a beautiful day! I’m so glad I was able to be apart of the celebration!
Check out my little helper…
Just LOVE my baby girl.
Thanks for stopping by today! 
I hope you have a great weekend!

Little Mister Mustache Bash {party prints}

Hey there!

Yesterday I shared the Little Mister Mustache Bash {baby shower} that I threw for my sister this past weekend. I had SO much fun planning and throwing the shower! If you missed it, check it out HERE. I shared the decor, games, recipes, and more!

Today I promised to share the baby shower party prints that I created. They are FREE to you, my lovely readers.

There are a total of 8 baby shower prints including:

Front door sign

Little Mister pennant banner

Water bottle labels

Cupcake toppers/labels

Little Mister print

Diaper Raffle print

Party favor print

Invitation

I am sharing all of these with YOU!

 I just ask one little favor of you…to help out Mine for the Making!

If you would like all 8 Little Mister Mustache Bash {baby shower} prints, please share this post on your Facebook page (tag Mine for the Making) or pin this post to one of your Pinterest boards!

That easy.

Please leave a link to where your “shared” or “pinned” and your email address in the comments or via email and I will send you the link to all of the prints.

MinefortheMaking{at}gmail{dot}com

I really love the way the party prints turned out, don’t you?

I printed the cupcake toppers, invitations, and pennant banner on white card stock and the rest of the prints on regular white copy paper. I cut out the pennant banner and attached it to yarn to hang. The cupcake toppers were attached to lolly sticks (and washi tape) and then stuck into the cupcakes. I also used some of them on jars and bowls (attaching with washi tape). I taped the door sign to my front door, washi taped the water bottle labels to water bottles, and framed the rest of the prints in cheap frames that I spray painted and antiqued. Super cute details on a super cheap budget.

Thanks for stopping by, friends! 

See you tomorrow for a YUMMY cookie recipe.

Little Mister Mustache Bash {baby shower}

For the last two months I have been preparing for my sister’s baby shower.

The second I found out she was expecting a boy, the theme came to me in an instant.

I started designing things for the shower right away and had SO MUCH FUN planning this party.

My sister and I have almost 10 years between us, but we are VERY close. It was important to me to make her shower super special and memorable while keeping it budget friendly.

Today I am going to share the pictures of her shower with you, and tomorrow I will share all of the prints I created for FREE. That’s right, sweet friends. An entire boy baby shower that you can download and print for no cost other than the paper and ink used to print. Because sharing is caring *winks*

Let’s check out the Little Mister Mustache Bash {baby shower}…

 Almost every decoration was designed or mad by me. I spray painted and antiqued cheap frames, turned my Spring Wreath into the shower wreath, used my silhouette to cut out mustaches, and designed the prints that are in the frames on my computer. I also made chocolate mustaches for party favors for our guests…they turned out WAY cute.

Streamers, tissue paper pom-poms, a mustache chandi, washi tape pennant banners, and a collage of weekly baby bump photos…plus a lot of little details (love the little details).

 We had an awesome spread of food. My husband made salsa and a pretty fruit tray, my mom brought a cheese and crackers tray, meatballs, and chips; a friend made cupcakes; I hand dipped strawberries in chocolate, made Chicken Cabbage Salad, and Key Lime Cheesecake Bars.

 I had 4 fun games planned and a diaper raffle. My mom bought 4 gift cards for the game winners and I put together a gift bag of some of my handmade jewelry for the raffle winner.

-Don’t say BABY! 

(Give guest mini clothes pins to clip to their clothing. If you hear someone say BABY, steal their clothes pin. Whoever has the most at the end of the shower wins.)

-Sculpt a BABY!

(All guests are given a small container of Play Doh and a baking cup. Guests have 5 minutes to sculpt a baby. The mommy-to-be decides who made the most life-like baby.)

-How big is the momma?

(Guests use a piece of yarn to guestimate how big around the mommy-to-be is.)

-Draw a BABY!

(Guest are given a marker and small piece of paper. They place the paper on their head and draw a baby without looking, within 2 minutes…NO peeking! The mommy-to-be decides who drew the cutest baby.)

 My sister made out well in the gift department. Most everyone brought a book for baby rather than a card and wrote a message inside (suggested on the invite) and diapers for the raffle, which was GREAT! She got a ton of cute clothes, blankets, a stroller, carseat, swing, and lots of other baby essentials. Talk about blessed! And of course my nephew got a ton of handmade items from his auntie, including that bow tie onesie. LOVE.

Lots of friends and family which is what really made this a celebration.

We all love my sister and her little mister so much.

It was a blast preparing and planning this shower and my sister had a great time, so I consider this shower a SUCCESS. *Pats self on back* 



What do YOU think about the shower? 
I would love your feedback.

Join me tomorrow for all of the free prints from the Little Mister Mustache Bash {baby shower}!


Click HERE for the prints!

Monogram Hair Clippy Organizer

Quite a heafty title for such an adorable and simple project. 
But the title says it all really. 
I was lucky enough to receive a package from Plaid and in it contained beautiful Martha Stewart paints and a Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit. I was so excited to bust out those pretty paints and try out the spray paint kit!

The directions on the kit were very easy to understand and I followed them exactly. The kit worked perfectly and the clean up was quick and easy too!
Here’s the first project I used the spray paint kit for…
 a Monogram Hair Clippy Organizer for a friend’s baby shower gift.
I chose grey and purple to match the baby’s nursery colors and I made several hair clippies to get baby Griffin’s collection started. 
I LOVE to spray paint things… and this spray paint kit makes it so easy to quickly paint something using the pretty Martha Stewart paints that I have a huge small obsession with. 
Thanks so much to Plaid for the fun kit and paints to play with!
Check them out here…

Plaid supplied me with the mentioned materials to craft with and review. 
No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are my own. 


Simple Baby Onesies

Hi there friends!
Is it just me, or are there a TON of little babies on their way? There are a few baby showers coming up (one of which I am hosting) so I figured I better get a move on with the gift making process.
Lucky for me, FashionArtProjects.com sent me an Activity Kit- the Accessory Baby Set
The directions were easy to follow, and I was able to customize three, adorable baby onesies in a matter of minutes! Just cut out the design with your scissors, place on pre-washed fabric, lay a piece of cloth over the top, and iron! Flip inside out and repeat until the clear transfer paper easily peals off.
I just love the way they turned out. 
I had all 3 of these onesies on hand. 
(When I see them on clearance I pick them up. Customized onesies are so fun to give as baby gifts!)
Check out the other awesome Activity Kits FashionArtProjects.com has to offer. 
Thanks for stopping by friends! 
Don’t forget we have a giveaway on the blog this week!
Enter to win 100 customized postcards!


Linking up!

Owlivia the Owl

I am really really REALLY excited to share this adorable little creation with you today.
Inspiration behind this project came from my friend’s baby nursery theme, owls. 
Once I decided to make a stuffed owl for baby Sofia, I looked up pictures of them on pinterest for more inspiration. As we all know, owls are pretty hot right now.
I drew out my own patter (first time!) and put the entire thing together all by myself.  I was giddy the entire way through the project…it was actually pretty easy. 
Are you ready to see the adorable Owlivia Owl?
So cute right? Don’t mean to toot my own horn but… BEEP! BEEP! ; )
Don’t you LOVE the fabric? The corduroy owl fabric is super soft and I just love the colors. It was 40% off at JoAnn. I already had the ribbon, thread, felt, stuffing, and embroidery floss in my stash.
If you all want a tutorial on this and the pattern, let me know. If enough of you want it, I’ll do another post for the tutorial/pattern. But I will tell you, there are tons of different types and styles of stuffed owls to make.

Not only will I be giving this adorable owl for a baby shower gift…but I made a second owl that I put up in my etsy shop! So if you are interested in purchasing a stuffed owl rather than making one, head on over there…only one available!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think about little Owlivia Owl!
Swing back by tomorrow for Food-a-licious Friday!


Tatertots and Jello

 I Heart Naptime

Owlivia the Owl

I am really really REALLY excited to share this adorable little creation with you today.
Inspiration behind this project came from my friend’s baby nursery theme, owls. 
Once I decided to make a stuffed owl for baby Sofia, I looked up pictures of them on pinterest for more inspiration. As we all know, owls are pretty hot right now.
I drew out my own patter (first time!) and put the entire thing together all by myself.  I was giddy the entire way through the project…it was actually pretty easy. 
Are you ready to see the adorable Owlivia Owl?
So cute right? Don’t mean to toot my own horn but… BEEP! BEEP! ; )
Don’t you LOVE the fabric? The corduroy owl fabric is super soft and I just love the colors. It was 40% off at JoAnn. I already had the ribbon, thread, felt, stuffing, and embroidery floss in my stash.
If you all want a tutorial on this and the pattern, let me know. If enough of you want it, I’ll do another post for the tutorial/pattern. But I will tell you, there are tons of different types and styles of stuffed owls to make.

Not only will I be giving this adorable owl for a baby shower gift…but I made a second owl that I put up in my etsy shop! So if you are interested in purchasing a stuffed owl rather than making one, head on over there…only one available!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think about little Owlivia Owl!
Swing back by tomorrow for Food-a-licious Friday!


Tatertots and Jello

 I Heart Naptime

Embellished Baby Onesie and Headband

Onesies are probably my favorite piece of clothing for a baby. They are simple to get on and off, you can never have too many, and they can be worn in any kind of weather. I especially love embellished onesies. There’s something about a little handmade somethin-somethin added to a onesie that makes it so much cuter. That much more unique, too!
Here is the onesie I made for my friend’s baby who is due in October. I added red fabric paint to make it look like a necklace. I also made two fabric flowers…attaching one to the onesie and one to a hair clip. 

How adorable is this going to look on sweet Sofia?!! Gotta love the color combo and the polka dots!
Thanks for stopping by friends! I have one last baby gift to show off tomorrow. This gift I am especially proud of!!! I showed a sneak peek of the fabric I was used for this gift on my facebook page. Way cute!
Hope to see you all tomorrow!!

Embellished Baby Onesie and Headband

Onesies are probably my favorite piece of clothing for a baby. They are simple to get on and off, you can never have too many, and they can be worn in any kind of weather. I especially love embellished onesies. There’s something about a little handmade somethin-somethin added to a onesie that makes it so much cuter. That much more unique, too!
Here is the onesie I made for my friend’s baby who is due in October. I added red fabric paint to make it look like a necklace. I also made two fabric flowers…attaching one to the onesie and one to a hair clip. 

How adorable is this going to look on sweet Sofia?!! Gotta love the color combo and the polka dots!
Thanks for stopping by friends! I have one last baby gift to show off tomorrow. This gift I am especially proud of!!! I showed a sneak peek of the fabric I was used for this gift on my facebook page. Way cute!
Hope to see you all tomorrow!!