Friday, July 10, 2009

The Big Finish

Custom Monogrammed Banner
This week was busy working on new ideas in the studio, getting out orders, and deciding which gifts to send to a friend's baby shower. A friend was given a shower by her co-workers, one of which called to order a gift. As I know the nursery decor, I suggested a custom banner and was happy that idea went over well. With a sailboat theme and a reupholstered chair with red gingham, I knew the direction to go.

Baby Shower Gifts

The shower was yesterday, and upon opening the banner, the new mom said, "And she knows what the nursery looks like!" Great compliment that she spotted the details. The rest of the items were wrapped up in my embellished tote bag -- just one of those canvas totes that come in a bundle at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars. It's really an affordable way to present a gift, and the bag keeps on giving. Here, it's monogrammed, but if one had a birthday cake and "Happy Birthday!" embroidered on, it could just get passed from recipient to recipient.


I want to participate in Cute2Carry's What I'm Working on Wednesday but had to wait until today before posting. Now I'm off to do that.


Diann said...

Lucky baby! that's a great idea for a shower gift (personalising and filling the tote bag) I think I will copy it for an off to college gift for a graduate. LOVE the monogram pillow!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Very cute banner!

Pumpkin Pie Baby said...

What an adorable banner...what a lucky little boy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Barb said...

Wow, that is awesome!!! What wonderful creations.

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Michelle Frae Cummings said...

I love that banner! did make that pillow case for Dyllan yet? or was it a shirt? I can't remember...if not, can you make a banner instead? spelling his name? his 5th birthday is at the end of the month and a banner would be cute for his room!