Well, we've done it. Sat and rolled up 40 nappies and facecloths, baby-grows and socks and made them into this! It has 3 feeding bottles, a brush, a comb, 3 pairs of socks, 3 facecloths, baby powder, 40 nappies, 2 fleece blankets, 4 nappy pins, 2 bottle brushes, two dummies and a purple hippo! It was easy enough but a bit fiddly. We took a feeding bottle and put 5 rolled nappies around it. Then we put another layer around that and tied it with ribbon. Then we put another layer around that one and wrapped one of the fleece blankets around the edge and secured it with a pin. The top of the bottle was sticking up so we put 5 rolled nappies around it and the second fleece blanket. Then it was a question of slotting in bits and pieces. The facecloths were folded to look like candles (with the middle pulled up to be the wick) and the socks were folded to look like roses. There are loads of tutorials on YouTube for making these, but they all seemed to use a whole lot of nappies - we used 40 and seems to work quite well over two layers. Hope they like it!! TFL x
This is based on the first Welsh wedding card I did with the hearts punched out. All I did was stick some Pink Petticoat "Pretty Doodles" behind the punched out shapes. The edges are done with a lovely silver pen and I added the bow charm. The sentiment is, of course, Melissa Frances. Going to try the nappy cake now! xxx
So, did I mention that my next-door-neighbour had a baby boy yesterday? Here's the first of the baby cards I need to make. I found the template on http://www.apathofpaper.blogspot.com/ and just HAD to have a go. Thanks Deneen! It's so easy to make and I love the effect. I used Pink Petticoat Mini Big Dots in Lovely, cut out the straps and added the buttons. The 'J' is from American Thickers and I added the pins. Off to make something else now.... xxx
Hi all.. sorry it's been so long. I'm off with yet another bout of lurgy and a chest infection - yippeee! Not. But at least I have time to play with all my new stuff.... That's the bad news out of the way.
Good news is that my next-door neighbour has just had a baby boy today - Jake, weighing in at 8 lb 10 oz. So big congrats to them... going to try a nappy cake!!
And here's the card. It's for some friends who have just moved to a bigger house in the next village. I don't usually make A5, especially gate-fold, but I quite like how this one turned out.
No, still no cardage, I'm afraid... hoping to get some done over the next few days, BUT... I got home tonight to find a letter from the Young Writers, who tell us that Lil G's school entered an acrostic poem she wrote into a competition and ...... (drum roll please!)...
.... they think it's brill and they're publishing it in their Young Writers' Anthology!!!
Died 1 July 2004 after my neighbour drove head-first into his car. Lil G was only 1 and he would be so proud of her now. He never saw any of the stuff we make...
Philosophy for Life!!
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, 'WOO HOO, What a Ride!