So the shower has come and gone, all projects for it finished and gone. It’s so bittersweet to create something, only to give it away. But I surely can’t create all this stuff and keep it. First, I sorely lack the space; second, sharing is kinda the whole point of it all.
These are the favors, all finished and prettied up for a mini-photo shoot. They went over very well with the ladies at the shower, with a few of them snatching up all the leftovers before anyone else could.
Then there’s the treasure chest I finished for the mom-to-be as part of her gift. About a year ago, I’d made a pink one for another friend who had a baby girl, and I was excited to make a version for a boy. Designing these for girls is fairly simple: make it pretty and sophisticated, and they’ll probably love it for life. Boys aren’t so easily impressed, so I went with a somewhat understated pirate theme. I avoided all the juvenile pirate-y fabrics and found a bandanna with an antique map graphic, in hopes that he could still appreciate and cherish this piece into adulthood.
Here you can see some of the detail in the domed lid. The elastic can easily hold stuffed animals or whatever else in what would probably otherwise be wasted space.