Monday, November 29, 2010

Catching Up: Pastel Baby Shower: Invitations

***I had been saving these next few shower posts for something that didn't pan out and then I hoped to get some better photos of the party items. Since neither of those happened, I'll just hide behind being really, really busy and post them under "Catching Up." Which isn't a total lie, as according to blogger, I started these posts in July!***

In February, I helped Aunt Ruth plan a shower for my sister-in-law, who gave birth to a shiny new boy in March. I say helped, but Aunt Ruth really planned and hosted the shower. I just plastered pastel polka dots and fabrics anywhere that would hold them.

The invitations were my first project on my new sewing machine. I thought that I'd polish them off in an afternoon  while on Christmas vacation. Well, I thought wrong. Thankfully, no one noticed the flaws that I shed so many tears over. And they all thought that I intentionally bunched up the corners so they'd look like Pampers (I didn't).

I had two versions - white with blue dots and a blue lining and vice versa. I was so hard on myself about these, but now that I've been away from them for awhile, they look pretty good!

I printed the party details on iron-on transfer paper, cut out the pattern, and ironed it onto the sewn diapers. I then added a round sticker asking everyone to bring their favorite children's book.

I lined the envelopes with leftover fabric. Each envelope was lined in the opposite fabric of the invite. A few were also lined in some striped fabric that Andy vetoed for the invites because "it looked like old man pajamas.

A word about these liners. I was getting the envelopes ready to mail at about 10:30 p.m. the night before they HAD to go out. I tried lining one and thought, "That was easy." I believe that I went to bed at about 4:00 a.m. that night. And it was a school night.

Everything was packaged in a gravel-colored envelope from Paper Source (obvi).

{All bad iPhone photos by me}

Up Next: The Party Decor

1 comment:

Linda said...

Adorable. I love them!