Emerson needed some girly things... I did my best to find some gender neutral clothes and blankets from Caleb's stash, but we needed to introduce a little bit of pink around here! Since newborns basically live in sleepers and pajamas, I figured Emerson could use a few feminine blankets to wear! Time for a project. Last weekend I did a bit of online shopping on one of my favorite sites to order fabric and found some really cute flannel that was perfect for making baby blankets. Luckily it was on sale! And after searching online for a coupon (found one for 20% off) my menno heart was happy. The fabric arrived at my door three days later, and I got busy sewing!
Here's Emerson modeling my newest creations.
Blanket number 1...
And number 2...
And the girly-ness continues around here. My friends and family threw a baby shower for Emerson and I last night. We brought home a ton of cute, pink, girly clothes and blankets to add to her closet. Thanks ladies!
I knew Caleb might be a bit envious, so this morning I woke up early and re-wrapped all of the gifts so Caleb could re-open them for Emerson. He had a blast pulling the tissue paper apart and showing Emerson all of her new things.
And why not throw a picture of Caleb in? He may not be girly, but he's cute :) This week I did my best to do a few crafts with him in the mornings while Emerson was sleeping. I was having a bit of trouble coming up with projects... finally I remembered one of my favorites from children's church when I was a kid-- the classic shoestring licorice fruit loop necklaces. You all think I'm so creative... not so when it comes to kids crafts. Caleb may have had more fun eating the craft than making it, but in the end we had a necklace to show off... for a few seconds at least. Here it is!
Do any of you moms have fun craft/project ideas that Caleb and I could attempt? I may be able to stitch a blanket or two together, but I sure am not all that crafty... any suggestions would be much appreciated!