Monday, January 18, 2010

Suprised Myself

Anyone who knows me well knows that I certainly do not consider myself to be a crafty person.  I mean I love hand-sewn dolls and skirts we get from friends; I would love to have someone else create a scrapbook for each of my girls; I am constantly looking at big ticket kid's items and figuring out how easy that would be for my mom to make.  I just rarely have the resources, knowledge or true desire to get these things done for myself.

That's why I am so proud to post about what I did this weekend.  As you probably know, my husband is currently unemployed which causes us to be on somewhat of a tight budget.  I can't just run to Target and Rao's or order cutesy presents for friends.  However, one of my dearest friends is about to have a baby, and I really wanted to make sure that she had a fabulous baby shower.  Under normal circumstances, I would run across town and pick up something cute and way too pricey at one of the local baby boutiques, but that just isn't a possibility for us right now, so what's a girl to do?

You guessed it! I got crafty this weekend...  Here are some pics of my gifts to Carson Joshua:

A Cowboy Kinda Diaper Cake

His Name Plaque

So truth be told, Matthew helped me with his name.  I made these for both of my girls when they were born, but I used a stencil to paint the letters.  Since I didn't have the appropriate size stencils for these particular frames, I just got my amazingly talented husband to draw the letters for me.  Thanks honey!

And speaking of how talented my husband is, I leave you a picture of gift he made for another of our friends' recent baby showers.  Their nursery is pirate themed :)

Until next time...


  1. Aha! You are really a crafty person at heart!!!

  2. LOve them ALL! You did a great job!

  3. You guys are completely awesome. I LOVED the shower; it was absolutely perfect. And everyone loves the beautiful things you made for us. Thank you!!