Monday, August 13, 2012

Another Monday Made It

I am on a ROLL! I totally thought I wouldn't have anything for this week's Made It and then BAM Friday hit and I was snapping away with my camera. Thank's Tara!

Now regrettably I don't have any Made It's for school, but they are baby shower gifts. I don't know about you all, but my team had to throw THREE baby showers last year alone and we have another one coming up this year sometime before winter break. We win the Most Fertile Team Award by a landslide. By June, 4 out of 6 of us were pregnant or had a child in the past year. I'm staying away from the water if you know what I mean. But I digress. The point is that inevitably you are going to go to a school baby shower and you might need a gift. So there. It actually IS a School Made It. Hmph.

Again regrettably I can't take any credit for the creative genius of my projects since I shamelessly lifted them off Pinterest.

Here's my Pinterest find:

And here's my take. Sorry to show you up boogaboo handmade :P Just kidding. Kind of.

A gift set of onesies for each month of the first year. LOVE. I admit I thought this was going to be a cheapish project. Maybe $20-$30 range. NOPE. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how my set turned out, but all told and said it ended up being a $70 project. Yikes! Iron-on transfer paper is expensive. So is baby detergent. Oh and the onesies weren't cheap either. I guess that's a delusion only one without babies of their own can have.

Anywhoos, I was so in love that I couldn't help having a little photo shoot in my living room to show you some of my little upgrades :)

First, I added a Newborn onesie. I was going to make this one "0 Months" but I went with this little quip instead.

Plus I added a little "love tap" on the booty of each onesie. It says "Lil' Henderson" with Henderson being the future child's last name.

Here they are all lined up.

Ahh! I can't wait to see the little muffin in these!

Here's my more thrifty baby shower gift. Another friend is also pregnant and the shower hasn't been planned yet but I'm sure it's only a matter of time so I decided to get this done when I still had the time and energy. I recently found this little gem on Pinterest from What to Expect. (For some reason the page is really slow to load so be patient)


I didn't make many changes to this one as it was perfect in it's simplicity already. Here's mine:

 It was dark and I had a hard time finding an angle with less reflections from things in the room.

Here's Daddy and Mommy Pin.

Daddy and Preggers Mommy Pin

Daddy telling Mommy Pin to BREATHE

Daddy, Mommy, and Baby Pin!

Maybe it's just me but I couldn't believe how a few safety pins could tell a story of love. This is going to be a new baby shower standard gift for me. I got the frame on sale at Michael's for 50% off. The scrapbook paper, safety pins, and hot glue I had on had. The whole thing cost about $10. Oh, one thing I learned from reading the What to Expect post is that you will need foam mounting tape to raise the mat up a bit so the safety pins aren't squished up against the glass.


  1. The safety pin picture is too cute for words! Love it

  2. I adore those onesies! What a wonderful gift.

  3. so sweet! Love both of your creations

  4. I saw that safety pin art on Pinterest and just love it! What a sweet gift!

    Super Pig and Tyrant King

  5. I love the safety pin picture - too cute1 I love the onesies too - but that price tag was a bit steep for a baby shower gift lol!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

    1. Live and learn Jennifer! I think I've convinced my teammates to chip-in and make it our team gift for mommy-to-be. That should cut down on the cost.

  6. LOVE! So cute...especially the "love tap". What a fun idea.
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  7. I LOVE the onesies idea! I'm due in 1.5 weeks, so I better get on this :)

  8. These are so cute! Amazing! I am having a giveaway this week--nothing as cute as your onesies--just a boring old laminator! I would love to have you come by and visit!

  9. Such great ideas!! I've never seen that cute pin hanging before:)

  10. Sweet baby ideas! Your onesies came out cute. I never saw the pin idea before- that's really creative.