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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Getting crafty!

I'm glad this week is finally over. It was a sad and depressing one for a lot of reasons, and I've been looking forward to having the weekend off.

Today was cold, but beautiful. I met up with a friend for breakfast first thing in the morning, and then spent the afternoon shopping for a craft project I had planned. After dinner tonight I sat down with a glass of wine and worked on it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out so I wanted to show it to you!

Tomorrow I'll be attending a baby shower for my pregnant friend Marla. I found this super cute gift idea for her on Pinterest.


It's a Diaper Baby Basket!

The "babies" are made with rolled up diapers, tiny newborn socks, and multi colored bibs. I added some lotions, diaper rash cream, and baby powder to the basket, too.

I hope Marla likes her gift!

12 comments:

  1. What a cute idea and yours came out so wonderful.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  2. That looks lovely Jennifer - what a brilliant idea ! This side of the pond they don't use diapers (or nappies as they are called in the UK) it's all disposable these days. I like the idea of a baby shower - not something we usually have over here.

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    1. Oh, the diapers are disposable! I bought a package of 30 and the extras are rolled up and lining the bottom of the box. I don't know of anyone who uses cloth diapers these days.

      Funny story--I didn't think about the fact that diapers come in different sizes. So when I got home the first time I realized that the ones I bought were for kids that weigh 22-37 pounds! The baby won't weigh that much for a couple of years. I had to go back out and brave the Saturday afternoon shoppers to exchange them. Thank goodness I caught my mistake before opening the package!

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    2. I miss have some cloth diapers. They make the best wipe up for any mess that a baby would make or dogs either.

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  3. It's a gift that's not only cute but will come in very useful, too!

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    1. I thought so, too! Typically baby shower gifts are supposed to be useful. I've been giving my friend more sentimental gifts privately--mainly books, of course!

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  4. Are those little people Sikhs or Muslims? I hope that the one in the middle isn't wearing a suicide vest. "Good work Jennifer!" as your schoolteachers would often say.

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    1. Neither, Mr. Pudding. They're 100% all-American heathen babies! Haha. They just happen to be swaddled.

      :)

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    2. I just texted your comment about my diaper babies to Gregg at work. He thought it was hilarious! :)

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  5. I don't feel qualified to comment on your gift, I thought everyone used Pampers (other makes are available) these days. My daughter in law certainly wouldn't know what to do with a diaper, and little Boo Boo would find it strange too. We, on the other hand, were pre Pamper parents.

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  6. Lovely gift and so green and useful.

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