spring babies

this weekend we celebrated my dear friend, erin, & the arrival of her wee one. erin is a fantastic lady friend with a serious knack for crafting up just about anything. erin sews, quilts, knits, gardens... a girl after my own heart. so when i heard she was expecting a little one, a bunch of ladies & i got together & created a shower just as sweet as she is.

the decor was a bit of this & a bit of that...mostly just things from around my home or handmade. i purchased the paper lanterns from party city & covered the bottoms with craft paper. i added fun, bright fabric to the circular looms on the wall & made the scalloped bunting from extra fabric scraps. 

my sweet sister-in-law made the darling "knitting" cupcakes. i'm not much of a baker, but i know that she used pretzels covered in white chocolate for the needles. i'm sure you could find a tutorial online; this is very similar.

i purchased little brown bags from hobby lobby & filled them with bubble gum & confetti. i adorned the favors with heart-shaped doilies from valentine's day & closed the bag with a little wooden clothespin.

i was inspired by amy's birthday flags & created my own with thin, wooden dowel rods & card stock. the little chalkboard clips are from hobby lobby & are perfect for identifying those not-so-obvious party foods.


i decorated the momma-to-be's chair with strips of fabric & ribbons tied to the top. a little coffee station was just what we needed with the rainy & cold day we were having.

& of course, erin's not the only one expecting babies...

we brought home seven sweet, fluff-ball babies this weekend, too. more on these precious girls soon. xo.


p.s. happy birthday to my momma! she brought me into this world & i am so lucky to have her! i love you, mom!


Jess said...

oh my gosh girl, this should be in a magazine!!! you sure do know how to make a space festive and beautiful! I still remember my sweet picnic style baby shower in Missouri. so sweet and perfect!

Kaylan said...

Ahhh we ordered our baby chicks last night! Will arrive later this month and I couldn't be more excited. Absolutely love the shower decor- love how beautiful but non commercial it is, still from lovely handmade and homemade things. Would expect nothing less from you :)

danika said...

Natalie, what an incredibly beautiful shower! I agree with Jess that this should be in a magazine - that was my first thought! You have such a knack for making things so lovely.

Unknown said...

Natalie, Your photographs are almost as lovely as your party was in person. You planned, repurposed, stitched, created, and hosted a beautiful shower. I am in love with that sweet baby chick and the "bump" picture. How special it is to share a bump with bestie and how lucky we are you captured such a beautiful image. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Brittany @ Kitchen::Candid said...

I love everything about this post. The photos are beyond exquisite!

Verlene said...

This is cool!

Kalli said...

This is beautiful! Did you make the white tissue flowers (the ones by the "wee one" sign? If so... do you have a tutorial? I LOVE them! The whole post is so inspirational :)

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