Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Books & Bloomers

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The idea behind Tegan's 'Books & Bloomers' baby shower was simple:
She loves great childrens' books. She's a dedicated cloth diaper-er.
Heidi and I were thrilled to plan another shower for Tegan... this time for a baby GIRL!

We had a really nice lunch at a local cafe, so it wasn't a full-on "shower," but it still needed to be special. The goal was to add to the family's growing library and cloth diaper stash! In lieu of (or in addition to) gifts, each guest brought a favorite book to be personalized with a custom sarah+abraham bookplate, and many contributed to a new collection of gDiapers.

sarah+abraham also did the adorable invites, which I ran out of, so I'll have to steal somebody's to photograph and add to this post.

I have "buttoned" several of these papier-mache letters now, and FYI: wood glue works awesome!

Tegan craves citrus fruits and sour candies during her pregnancies, so sour gummy "bookworms" were a no-brainer (I think they were entirely devoured in approximately 3 minutes)... along with mandarin oranges and cloth diaper lemon shortbread favors.

I used old book pages to create the circle garland on the table, and the tiny heart garland on the cookie bags. The favors also included little covered button paper clip bookmarks.

The milk glass containers (Tegan's favorite) were courtesy of my friend PJ at milk glass vintage rentals, and my sister-in-law Amanda (who may as well start her own business with all the cuteness she has accumulated!)

I'm so sad I didn't get a decent photo of the fabric bunting. I used a super cute Moda alphabet fabric (spotted in my latest ten on ten), and it was "strung" together with safety pins. The lighting was tricky for me to get great pictures. I'm such a newbie.

Tegan looks amazing, you can barely tell she's pregnant! In fact, her last pregnancy she was so petite (and right now she's laughing hysterically that I called her petite), that she flew in for her shower during the very end of her 8th month, with no suspicion from the airline, then proceeded to give birth a week later. This woman is awesome. And she'll make the best mom to a girl... but hopefully not in a week this time! I can't wait to meet her next month!

Tegan, with Amanda, Mel, and me.

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Such an adorable shower!!
The bookplates are a fantastic idea :)!
And Tegan looks gorgeous... love that last picture of you girls.

Mrs. Kirbyface said...

You did SUCH a good job! How very talented you are! It's a gift!!

L. Shanna said...

Okay everyone told me how great the place looked... now I can see for myself. AMAZING!

Kim | It's All Reitz said...

I cannot get over how good you are at this!!! So beautiful... Not a detail missed! Wish I could have been there!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

WoW... what a fantastic job! I love everything...

songskatesang said...

Oh wow! Beautiful! Milk glass and oranges are an awesome combination!

Artsy Mermaid said...

wow! i loooooooooooooove! the 'read' letters!

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Cherry Tree Lane said...

Wow-that is adorable! GREAT job!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Such a fun shower....loved all your touches :) I have a copy of the invite. I will take a photo of it & email it to you this evening!

Franne said...

Once again you out did yourself again! You are amazing and I love to see what you come up with! I love your family pictures they are amazing and you have the cutest stinking kids ever! You are truly talented!

Leslie @ top of the page said...

the cloth diapering situation is something i know zero about, but it all looks so cute and comfy! and the book themed shower idea is amazing. totally need to use it as soon as i find a pregnant person.

Tegan Aubrie | Twelve13 said...

I am still overwhelmed with how perfect this shower was. I've already incorporated so much of the design elements into MK's nursery and I can't wait to show you.

Heather, you are so incredibly talented and I am so blessed to have you in my life. THANK YOU for everything!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

What a cute shower!