I have been busy getting ready for our Fun Filled Family Labor Day Weekend Celebration!
My brother and his wife were coming to town, as was our Fireman son and his family, along with the mommy to be's mom. Plus we had in town family and friends coming to celebrate with us as well. As is custom with me and any gathering, I go a bit over and beyond to make sure the events have all the little touches I love to do. I must admit, it is getting harder and harder for me to achieve my own expectations, but that doesn't stop me. I am so thankful to have my daughter available to help me out. Even my hubby picks up the slack and lends a hand.
To get ready for the weekend which included 2 birthday parties and a baby shower, I first had to make some bowls for the baby shower. These were simple dimple. A tutorial will be available on our party blog, Two Kids and a Party later this week.
Next was turning valances into bumper pads for the cradle. These caused some distress as my sewing machine decided to take a dump. Time for it to go to the repair shop and forcing me to hand stitch them. Unfortunately I didn't get them completely finished but they will be before the new addition to the family arrives. Since the seam is on the bottom, the unfinished edge would not be seen by the guest.
I also made a lot of Paper Puff's for decorations. These too were so simple and a tutorial will be available later this week as well.