Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where have I been all this time?

Lol...yup - I've been MIA again!
If I haven't been commenting on your blogs, I've had a decent excuse :)

Here's what I was working on... needed favors for a baby shower at church Sunday.
I had THIS template from Creations by AR.

I worked it up half a dozen different ways, and it just wasn't what I wanted for this event, so I emailed the incredible Adela Rossol, and asked if she could tweak the front of the outfit to become a cute little scalloped edge dress.  LOOK what she did!  Love that lady - she's so talented, and so very sweet!

I had all of the pieces cut out, and ready to create the little dress fronts.  
One morning, my amazing friend, Shirley, came over, and we assembled the dress fronts, 
assembly line style.  THANK YOU, Shirley!!!
Each dress got a blouse behind it, a collar, a strip of ribbon, and a rosebud.  
Oh...and two cuffs!  
Then, we glued a strip of DP around each box, to hide the staples (yes,
the box was quick and easy, with one staple in each side)

Later in the week, I adhered the dress to the box, fixed puffy little bags of Hershey's kisses,
with cute little baby words on the bottom, and lots of white 'shred' material.

Still later in the week, I did this...a glassine bag, stamped with simple Pebbles stamps,
made Ghirardelli White Chocolate Covered Pretzels, with pink sprinkles, and tucked in a Hershey's white
chocolate bar.  I computer generated the little saying "Thank you for being here today. You have showered us with blessings, and made our day so 'SWEET'.  The names and date followed.

Then, I had leftover kisses.  What to do? What to do?  AHA!  I made these, and they just
filled in some gaps on the food table.

Here is the whole kit and caboodle, ready to party on!  It was a wonderful day.
The fellowship hall was full of love and friendship, and OH SO PRETTY baby girl gifts!

All of the designer papers, glassine bags, and ribbon are A Muse Studio products,
which I purchased from my good friend Shirley, who is a demonstrator for the company!

Anyhooo....that's my excuse.  50 of everything later, I'm ready to get inky again! Maybe
I'll have something new to share tomorrow :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.


Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, amazing, Patti!! I love the sweet dress!! All of the decorations are fabulous!! Wow 50 is a lot to make!! Have a great evening :)

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Laurie Unger said...

Oh my goodness Patti! These are adorable! Your being MIA is totally understandable! TFS

Amy Johnson said...

these are just too cute! Love this idea!

Dr Sonia S V said...

No wonder you were missing these are super adorable!!
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Anne Temple said...

These are amazing! What a great idea too and I know they were a big hit!

Stef H said...

ok. you're forgiven for being MIA... and for good reason. sheesh. my head just cannot wrap around doing anything like these! wow! i leave it all to you. you rock it anyway!

hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! These are ALL absolutely darling Patti!! You've been so darn busy for sure!! :) I'm sure everyone loved and appreciated these from you!! HUGS

craftieodmae said...

Absolutley gorgeous!!!! These are all priceless!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! You are incredible! What a fantastic collection of coordinating shower items. The mom-to-be will love everything. Way to go, Patti!

StephC said...

Awww, these are super adorable!

Taunya Butler said...

How AMAZING is this ensemble of favors you put together - Such a lot of beauty to show the mom to be that you care!! That is one thing I truly admire about you is that you are always using your creations to bless and beautify lives!! Also, can I just say thank you for visiting my blog and commenting with some very good things for me to think about and your encouragement is so appreciated!!

Auntie Em said...

Those are so sweet! Great job doing 50 of each. I am sure the new parents were pleased and the guests impressed. :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous party favors, you have been busy!

Dawnll said...

Oh my goodness these are so adorable! I just love the little dress and how you made such adorable favors.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are so good at mass assembly! Cute treats and very nice job.

Pam said...

WOW, you have been busy! They are all just precious!

Cheryl W said...

Oh, my goodness - you've been hard at work and the result is unbelievably A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E! Every item is so sweet. You're amazing!