Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Baby Boy Nesting

According to the countdown on my blog, I only have 49 days left until our little man arrives!  Crazy, this has gone by so fast!!  Since time is running out, I've been doing some projects and prep work to get ready for his big arrival!
We are fortunate to have just about everything "baby" already but most of it is pink, so I've been making some things "blue" just for him :) 
I made this boppy cover first and was really pleased with how it turned out!  It was surprisingly easy and I was pretty proud of myself.  It even had a zipper (for some reason zippers still scare me!) and I think it turned out great.  The fabric is a little hard to see- it has giraffes, lions, elephants, bears and whales on it.  I thought it was really cute!  I used the tutorial found here.
Next up on the list was to make a car seat canopy.  Again, the one we had before was darling but was pink with polka dots and bright pink ric rak- I don't think Zack or our little guy would have liked to be carted around in that and be mistaken as a girl!
Here is what it looks like when it is closed. I used another online tutorial for this pattern as well.  You can find it here.  I have made a few car seat canopy's before but it's always nice to have someone tell you the exact dimensions again as a refresher!  Again, another simple and fun project!
And the other fabric, on the inside.  Elise now loves to put her baby dolls, binky's and elephant inside the carrier and try to carry this around the house.  It is a little heavy for her though!  Hopefully she won't try to carry it around when a real baby is inside!
My friends, Katie and Sarah, were kind enough to throw me a baby shower!!  Their theme was "little man" and mustaches- it was all very cute and fun! 
Here is the spread of food!  They even went to the extreme and made bow tie and mustache sugar cookies to go along with the theme.  Also (it's hard to see) we had fun paper straws with mustache's on them too!  I also got to bring home the cute printable on the table.  Now I just need to decide where to hang it in the nursery!
I was impressed with the adorable bags people brought.  I'm lucky to find any bag, let alone one that goes well with the party theme. Of course, I completely forgot to take pictures of my awesome hosts and friends at the shower!  Shame on me! 
Here's a picture of some of the cute things we got!  I was very spoiled :)  Can't wait to put our little one in all of these cute outfits!  I'm so lucky to have such great friends out here in Wisconsin! Thanks again everyone!


Shantel said...

So cute and fun. I'm glad that you have such good friends out there and that you were spoiled (as you should be). So excited for you!

Elizabeth said...

So fun!

emily said...

aw, i love what you have boy-ed up some of elise's things. super cute and i'm super impressed! and, what, 49 days!? yay!