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Chandler box

To go with the Panda themed baby shower I made a collection of baby items for my friend’s baby Chandler.  I used a modern color palate of Cranberry, Light Pink, White, Gray and Lime.  I used a simple chevron pattern for the blanket.IMG_2874    The pattern is called Double Shell Ripple

I also made a few little toys and baubles for her.

The simply cute Panda bear I got from a pattern on Craftsy.

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I used this modified pattern from Ravelry for the Panda Rattle

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The super cute Panda lovey

Another invitation.

I found this inspiration on Pinterest  (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/287878601157536857/ )and decided that since there were just a handful to make — that I could make them by hand and add some 3D embellishments to them.

Chandler invite

I made the panda shapes with Silhouette Design Studio.  It’s really a very simple design, only 3 pieces, very easy to put together.  I used a white marker for the eyeball.  I designed and printed the invitation using Microsoft Word.  Then I created the tree using a Cherry Blossom stamp I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I used brown ink for the stamp and then some cute flowers  in shades of pink for some more pops of color.     I absolutely love how they turned out.

The matching cake from Julies Sweet Shoppe in Conway, Arkansas was not only super to cute….but delicious as well.

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Hello chirpers.

I have been busy but it’s been making gifts.  I’ve been holding out on posting them until I could actually give them.  There are a lot of ideas on Pinterest that use the lyrics to the first dance at the wedding.   I’ve made several different versions and this time went for something totally original.  It’s definitely a 2 Little Redbirds exclusive.  I think it turned out beautiful and classy.

I started by finding out the song for the first dance at my friend, Victoria’s, wedding.  The song is “Let it Be Me” by Ray Lamontagne.  I had never heard this song so it was a first for me.

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Supplies:

  • Black Frame 8 x 10
  • Gray – Double Mat 5 x 7
  • Black Card Stock
  • Silver Vinyl
  • Vellum Paper
  • Printer
  • Microsoft Word

First, I put the lyrics to the song into Microsoft Word and played with it a bit until I found the right font and the right size.  I decided to lay it out in the landscape orientation to maximize real estate.  Next, I printed the lyrics onto a piece of vellum. (Hint:  Be careful not to touch the ink until you are sure it’s dry – – smudges are not cute)

Next, I created the monogram using my Silhouette Designer Studio.  I get my fonts from Dafont.com.  I used a silver vinyl so that it was easily seen behind the vellum, a little shiny, but not distracting.  I placed in on black card stock so it really stood out.    I placed both in the frame and here’s how it turned out.

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This Little Piggy

I was inspired by a cute picture frame I found on Pinterest.  I decided to go ahead and make some for my friends having babies!  I used a wooden picture frame that I got at Michaels and some acrylic paint.  I also used a black paint pen for the outlines.  I hate my handwriting so I went ahead and used my trusty Cameo to cut out the words!!

For some extra pizzazz, and for a little girl, add a bow to the Piggy’s head.  I wish I had a picture of it!

I’m working on a new baby set……I’m loving the way it’s going and can’t wait to share the final results!!!

Vada Top Hat

I’ve been at it again.  I have another friend having a baby so I made her a blanket and toy!!!  I call it my Bubble Guppy collection because of the Goldfish on the toy and the bubble stitches on the blanket!  I used fun bright colors and I couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out.

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The inspiration for my Bubble Guppy collection came from 2 places:

The blanket idea came from the Blackberry Salad stripped baby blanket.  I used the bubble stitches and very similar colors.

http://theyarnbox.com/blackberry-salad-striped-baby-blanket/

I prefer more texture in my designs, so I did 7 rows of the bubble stitch just like in the blanket above, but then I did 2 rows of double crochet (DC) for the different colored stripes.  I finished it off with a row of half double crochet (HDC) in each colors.

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I made the teether from this pattern:

http://www.1dogwoof.com/2014/05/bubbles-goldfish-teether-crochet-pattern.html

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I didn’t deviate much…the Easter egg idea is BRILLIANT, although I filled mine with small wooden balls instead!

I used an H (5.00) hook and  Baby Bee Yarn from Hobby Lobby in the following colors

  • Hot Tots Sweet Delight – Purple
  • Grape Jelly Sweet Delight – Light Purple
  • Naked Sweet Delight – Lime
  • Teal Sweet Delight – Teal
  • Teal Too! Sweet Delight – Light Teal
  • Baby Red Sweet Delight – Hot Pink
  • Carrots Oh No Sweet Delight – Orange

Being from the south, football is in our blood.  So as this season started, another Razorback wreath was requested.  I already had a burlap wreath created and hanging on the back of the craft room door.   Earlier in the year, I bought some wide burlap ribbon with Red Chevron printed on it for a wedding shower gift.  That, combined with the ready made wreath, craps of ribbon from my ribbon box and some small chipboard letters and some paint — Here’s my 2014 Razorback Wreath

 

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I’ve recently found some Bamboo spun yarn at Hobby Lobby that I absolutely adore!   I made a baby blanket for a work colleague in off-white and dark purple. I crocheted it with a large hook.  It was a bit difficult to work with since the bamboo is rough spun, so when I wanted to complete a larger project, I went with knitting.  I used Red and Grey and I turned out beautifully and so soft.

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I  made another set of baby shower gifts.  I went with the basket weave blanket this time in gray and teal.  It turned out very heavy and very cool.  It’s a pretty easy stitch once you get the hang of it.  I got the pattern from Ravelry.com here  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basket-weave-baby-blanket-3

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It really goes pretty quickly once you get going as well.

In addition I did another snuggler and a matching a matching cap as well!  I stuck with the gray and teal but also added some orange and purple.  I think they turned out super cute.

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