Monday, March 4, 2013

Baby Shower Madness

I'm in baby shower madness mode! One of my oldest friends is expecting her first baby in March! I'm so excited I can't even begin to express it! They are having a little boy, Christopher Koa, to be called Koa. Koa is a tree that grows in Hawaii that is used to make surfboards and since his parents were married there and the Daddy-to-Be is an avid surfer the name is perfect!

Of course the minute I found out the good news I thought "what am I going to make for him?" So I did a little perusing on Pinterest and now I just can't stop myself! I want to make everything! However since that is not possible I have decided on these few things:

Grab-n-Go Diaper Change:
I've seen these bags a couple of times on Pinterest and loved it.  I thought they would be very useful.  They contain everything needed for an on the go diaper change.  I used 3 coordinating fabrics and made the drawstring bags with this tutorial and this blog for inspiration.

Spud and Chloe Leaf Blanket:
This leaf baby blanket was super easy to knit and only took about 2 days!  The yarn is very thick so it went by in a flash!  You can find the pattern here.  The Mama-to-Be is going to use the blanket in his newborn photos and I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Photo from Spud & Chloe

I made Koa 3 pairs of these adorable baby shoes!  I used the same fabrics from the Grab and Go Diaper Bags.  The pattern was free and can be found here.  I can't wait to see little baby feet in these shoes!

Burp Cloths:
I made some hand sewn burp cloths also in coordinating fabrics to the Grab and Go Diaper Bags.  The back sides are bath towels I found at Target.  I figured they would be good and absorbent for any baby fluids that might occur!  Burp cloths are pretty self explanatory to make but I used some measurements from this blog.

Travel Wipe Cases:
These were a special request from the Mama-to-Be.  She had found them on the internet but could't find any fabrics that she liked.  We talked about what she wanted and came up with these 2 designs.  She wanted one a little more manly so the Daddy-to-Be could carry it and one a little more girly for herself! I didn't use a tutorial for this one, just my own thoughts and ideas.  I am really proud of how these turned out and Mama-to-Be loved them!

Pom Pom Hat:
This hat is so cute and I can't wait to see little baby Koa in it!  I made up this pattern as I went along and I love how this yarn knitted up!  To me it looks like water.  Mama-to-Be loved the hat and wants to use it in newborn photos as well!

Name Painting:
And last but not least I painted a picture for Koa's room.  His name in Hawaiian means brave, bold, and fearless.  Obviously the wave is perfect for this family and the Daddy-to-Be absolutely loved it!  He thanked me multiple times and admitted to being a self proclaimed "art geek".  I'm pretty proud of it myself!

I had a great time at the shower and the new family made out like bandits!  I'm so excited to meet the little man in the next few weeks, he couldn't be a luckier little boy!

Wishing you big waves and an artful day!


  1. This little "Hang Ten Dude" is so.. lucky to call you Aunty C. Love how all the gifts were incrediably thoughtful and had such personal meaning. What a friendship you must have!