Thursday, May 29, 2014

Welcome to the world Austin Derek. Born 5/20/2014 @ 12:18pm 5lbs 3 oz

Well they kept the baby in for 2 days after the water broke.  He arrived Tuesday May 20th and is doing great. He never needed oxygen. He is out of the incubator but still has the feeding tube to help him feed since he was having trouble with sucking reflexes. My Star has arrived!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Baby Shower invitations

Baby Shower Invitations came in and mailed. So cute.  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star invites to match my theme.  Super inexpensive from Vista Prints.

back of the card

Friday, April 11, 2014

Baby Shower Game

I purchased this tin bucket from AC Moore and spray painted it blue, it was cheaper then buying it blue.  I ordered these rubber duckies, added water and, oh so cute.  One of the duckies will have the word winner on the bottom and the rest will say wack wack wack, instead of quack (get it?). Winners get a prize

this was my bucket before

Just need a few more duckies..

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Baby Shower decorations continue

I was at an accessory store and saw a jewelry tree with all these different branches, and though how cute would that look with stars hanging from it for the Baby Shower but it was way too expensive. I thought, I could make that.  I went home, cut off some branches off my bushes, painted them blue and viola... Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Centerpiece

I cut the branches, went outdoors and just started spray painting.  It was so easy

I placed the stars in a box, and spray painted the stars in gold and blue.

 I added styrofoam to a square blue vase, inserted the branches. I strung the branches with jute twine and hot glued the stars to the end of the twine then added tissue paper to hide the styrofoam

I think it looks pretty cute, it will look so cute at the cake table with all my other star decoration.  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle little Star. I wonder if you know how loved you are...

Since the Babyshower theme is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, my goal is to hang stars everywhere for the babyshower 

So inexpensive. I cut these stars from card stock and glued them on jute twine

I traced the stars onto the cardstock and just cut them with scissors. One sheet makes about 10 stars. So inexpensive.

I hung the twine from a curtain rod and just started gluing the stars, alternating the placements.  So many more to go

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Baby Shower prizes for Baby Shower games

We have these cute prizes for the ladies for our baby shower games.  A set of nailpolish in a mason glass jar.  We wanted something the ladies would use and since you can't eat it, no weight gain... yes!!

From this...

To This... 

Supplies needed. Tissue paper for the bottom of the jar. Nail polish, these are rather flat shaped nail polishes from Icing, they fit in the jars perfectly. Tulle to wrap around the top of the jar with a bow and little baby feet stickers for the top of the jar. This took no time at all to assemble and they could be used as favors too. Everyone is going to want to win a prize.  How Pretty by Design

Friday, March 21, 2014

Baby Shower decorations full force

So here is my finished baby wagon.  So cute, I must say.  Love my Ty Beanie Baby in the cart.  I purchased this Ty Beanie baby in 1999.  I'm so glad I saved it.  Its not the typical little beanie babies, its one of the larger ones.  I purchased about 4 of them back in the 90's.  I have this one, and a few other colors.  Maybe if I ever have a Grand-baby girl I will bring out the cranberry pink one I have stored away, but I do love the blues.

The wooden cart I purchased from Ace Moore, I also purchased the royal blue and sky blue paint from there as well.  I started off by painting the cart with both colors.

 These large wooden circles were also purchased at AC Moore.  I don't think they were meant to be wheels, but I worked it.

 Painted four of the circles baby blue

I purchased these wooden stars from Hobby Lobby, these are the same stars I used for the Wind Mobile.  I also painted them the color baby blue

All the circles (wheels) painted

Everything painted and waiting to be dried.  I have no patience, but waited until the next day.
 I glued the wheels with Elmers Wood glue

 Let each side set for one whole day

Purchase this beautiful decorated mesh from The Christmas Tree Shop, its huge. Its 21 inch wides and has 10 yards.  It was only $4.99.  I will find many uses for it.  I purchased a royal blue and baby blue. 

Here is the adorable cart.  So easy.  I think I'm going to add a thick twine rope to look like the handle for the baby cart, I'm always thinking...
Side views

I'm sure this is not the finished product.  I will probably add some spokes to the wheels and who knows what else.  Keep watching for, Pretty Things by Design.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Baby Shower in the making

Look at these pretty gems I purchased from The Christmas Tree Shop.  They will definitely work for my outdoor Baby Shower.  They were only $1.27 each, yes I know such a steal.  I am always on the look out for a bargain.  They are a nice size and match my color scheme, all blue.  Not sure if I will use for  candles or perhaps put flowers in them.  Time will tell.  So Pretty, they will twinkle in the Sun (weather permitting)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Baby Shower Decoration

Since my daughters Baby Shower Theme is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I decided to make this cute star wind mobile.  Its going to look great blowing in the wind outside and it was so easy to make.  Its not finished, some of the stars will be painted in gold, just haven't bought the paint yet.

Wondering how this was made?  it was so easy. I purchased a plain metal hoop, tulle, jute twine and a pack of wooden stars that came in different sizes. Everything was purchased from Hobby Lobby.

I hung the metal hoop from my chandelier to make it easier.  I cut strips of tulle and looped the tulle on the hoop.  I used alternating colors.  I used three strips of baby blue and three strips royal blue.  I did this until the ring was covered.

I added twine 4 pieces of twine from one side of the loop to the other, making sort of a pie chart. 

  Then I tied long pieces of twine from the top which hung all the way down to hang the stars from

This is what it looks like when you have looped all the tulle on the hoop.  You can leave it like that if you like.  It would look adorable in pink with ballerinas hanging on the twine instead of stars for a ballerina theme party or baby girl shower.

you take each individual tulle and just tie a bow, simple as that.

Just fluff the bows out by pulling the tulle on the bow loops

keep fluffing the tulle until your happy with the fullness

This is what it should look like when your done

I used little dabs of hot glue to glue the stars on the twine.  You can use clear string it you don't want to see the string.  I used twine to make it look more rustic since this is for a baby boy shower.   You don't have to use stars, you can use what matches your theme.


This is what it looks like when its finished. It kind of looks like stars dangling from a puffy cloud. Cant wait to see it blow in the wind at my daughters outdoor Baby Shower.  
Pretty Things by Design.