Monday, June 29, 2009

Her Name in Flowers

It was a great baby shower! She loved everything, and got lots of good "stuff"! One of my gifts, which made me decide to use all of her gifts as decorations, was a flower garland for the baby's room. My inspiration? The fabulous felt creations from Kindershop! I regularly read her blog and visit her Etsy shop to see what's new. She has the cutest name banners! Go check them out! OK, so when I checked the link, she is currently on vacation...the LUCKY girl, but please check back in a week or so, she really does have the cutest things!
My name banner was specifically inspired by Allie. If she can make Wonky Houses look so darn cute, then why not Wonky Flowers?
And WOW are they wonky! I used stiff craft felt from Hobby Lobby for the backing to make sure it would be strong enough for the machine embroidery. It was, but the yellow is regular felt, I thought it would be ok as the top or middle layer. In the picture it is hard to see, but I did do a small amount of hand embroidery, just to add a little "something". And it also worked well to string the ribbon through, which I wasn't sure HOW I was going to do that. The baby's "theme" is jungle babies, and I thought about doing animal faces or shapes, but decided to go a little more "girly" so it would grow with her. I actually did a jungle baby theme with my first, and I knew it was a girl. After she got to be about 2, I was ready for butterflies, and I kinda went with my own feelings and am happy to say they were right! So, I will be back to post more baby shower goodness tomorrow, until later...


Allie said...

*gasp* That is absolutely darling!!! I love your wonky flowers! What a cute idea. Is that the Curlz font? It's so girlie! This is absolutely brilliant, girl!

Kindershop said...

You are the sweetest! Hello from Florida.
I love your flower garland. It's just up my alley. I really like how you used so many different colors and the wonkyness makes them so darn cute.
And you won't believe it, during nap time I am working on felt flower appliques right now...:-)