Wednesday, October 24, 2012


My new favorite baby gift and item to sew..... a bapron! I saw this tutorial a long time ago at craftiness is not optional, one of my favorite crafting/sewing blogs. I hadn't gotten around to making one, but with loads of baby showers and my own baby starting to eat baby food I knew it was time.
The bapron is great! It's a mix of a bib and an apron. From experience it is perfect for Emma when she eats. It covers a great deal of her, but because her arms go through it she can't pull it up and put it in her mouth as easily (which she loves to do with bibs).
I did mine a little different than the tutorial. Instead of backing them with flannel I backed mine with a terry cloth. I found it to be much more absorbent for food and drool. I also made Emma's with oil cloth. Having a slick front really helps at the table. I can just wipe it clean and we're no longer staining every bib she wears with carrots and peas.
Here's a look at how the baprons I made for gifts turned out.

I also made some burp cloths with the remaining fabric to go along with the bapron.
(sorry I haven't taken a picture of Emma's. You'll just have to trust me that it's really cute!)

Baby Showers

Well if I was a little behind on my other blog, I'm really behind on this blog. Our fall has been busy so far, and there are no signs of it slowing down. The Lord is truly blessing other families around us by adding little ones to their clans. I've had the honor of helping with three shows recently. I already posted the pictures of the watermelon shower I helped with in early August.
Most recently I helped throw a double shower for my sister-in-law and a dear friend. They're both expected their little boys at the end of November. I helped throw the shower with two other friends, Lauren and Lori. To be honest I didn't do much with this shower to help but it was so cute. We used teal and orange, served pies (for the little cutie pies to come), and the guests brought books to help start baby's library instead of cards.
The second shower I helped with was for a friend that is expecting twins the first of December. She is having a little girl and boy! The theme of the shower was Noah's Ark (get it, two by two). We had so much fun with this shower. I made a rainbow cake. We served an "ocean" themed punch. We had animal crackers, pigs in a blanket and other cute "animal foods".
Here are some pictures from these showers.