Monday, June 6, 2011

Baby Shower: Nailed it

A baby shower guest demonstrates the appropriate way to hold babies

Some of you may know I recently opened an online craft shop, Menace Creations, and have been using up a lot of my copious spare time crafting things to sell.  However, for the past week I've been busily crafting for an entirely different reason - Brendan and Hope's baby shower.

That's right, my two crazy friends are currently working on a proto-human, and I'm going to be the favourite auntie.  I have decided this, in spite of Brendan's two sisters, who I might have to beat up for the title (sorry, Dana and Jenna).  So for the past week, I've been working on putting together a baby basket worthy of the best baby ever with the coolest favourite auntie ever.  It was my first baby shower and I went way overboard.

I made freezer paper stenciled nerdy baby tshirts and AC/DC pants:
Jordan contributed a tshirt printed with "Hello, World".  Also missing from this picture is the "Level 1 Human"  tshirt.  


I bought toddler-sized LARP gear:

Ceci n'est pas un toddler

I put together a complete baby bath kit to encourage baby to love the water (bath caddy, rubber ducky, shampoo and body wash, washcloths, loofah, hooded towel and faucet cover).  I gave baby a copy of "The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher" (also known as the BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME). 

And then I spent several hours sewing, stuffing and embroidering a plushie for baby:

Monster <3s baby
 I am pleased to say that even if baby doesn't love my monster, the rest of the party did:

Mommy holding baby's monster
Auntie Jenna holding baby's monster
Daddy's Snugli appropriately says "Handmade" on the front  

Monster loves being played with

This might be my favourite picture - daddy trying to feel baby kick

Sleepy time


  1. is so CUTE!!

  2. What baby wouldnt love that monster! So cute and cuddly :)

  3. Hi there! Stopping by from the Etsy forum. Wanted to thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. The Monster is so cute! Yous should sell them on Etsy!

  4. Hi Nancy!

    Thanks for your comment! I don't sell plushies because they take me way too long to make - nobody would buy them if I paid myself a fair wage! So they're just special gifts for my family and close friends!