Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gifts For Baby Emily!

On November 24th my baby sister, Rayme, had a beautiful baby girl - after a very long and hard labour. She deserves a medal for all she went through! I am a very proud Auntie of new little Emily - and I think she's gorgeous!!

(And, I finally downloaded the Pic, Tap, Go app (that I used to brighten this pic up) and love it! Can't believe I waited so long to get it!!) So, of course I needed to send Miss Emily some handmade gifts and thought I'd share them with you too! I had this cute quilt topper in my fabric stash and didn't even realize it had the same images that are in the Kate's ABC's Cricut cartridge!

I cut lots of images from this adorable Kate's ABC's cartridge and Mod Podged them onto a canvas background covered with a background of patterned papers. The sunshine and clouds are from a Miss Kate Cuttables SVG download and I welded the diecut letters before cutting them out. After I glued all my images down I traced around them with a black pen and used some brown Distress Marker to watercolour in some shading. A bit of white gel pen and some stencilled glittery hearts add the finishing touch.

Since the quilt top was narrow and could have been used for a wallhanging, I decided to add a strip of pink fabric on each side to create a crib quilt size. I used some coordinating flannel fabric for the back of the quilt. Here's Erica showing it off! She was very excited to have a new cousin :)

And lastly, I had to make one of these adorable little crocheted Froggy Security Blankets from some pretty, soft baby yarn! I made one of these for Erica before she was born and she still sleeps with it. <3

My sister, Rayme, got our package the day before she went into labour. I'm happy to say both mom and baby are healthy and happy and we are so pleased to have another little member in our family! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying these last few days leading up to the big day.

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Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - December Challenge
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  1. Wow! What a proud Auntie! Super cute using Kate's ABCs.

  2. Wow, beautiful and so creative! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting!

  3. Gorgeous card and beautiful quilt, but the baby is the star of the show :-D she is adorable :-) Congratulations!!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous New Year :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Congratulations on your beautiful niece!! She's so precious!! What a blessing!! And oh wow, the goodies you made for her are so gorgeous!! I love the canvas!! It's so amazing!! The quilt is fabulous!! And I love, love the adorable froggy security blanket!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Wow - that is all amazing!

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  6. Hi Karla!! I hope your Christmas was wonderful & Happy New Year!! I just got back from my trip and thought I would POP in to see what you've been up too! Congrats on your beautiful niece... she looks so precious! And WOW look at all those amazing projects you made.. I so LOVE that quilt, it's beautiful and omgosh.. that froggie blanket is too too sweet! So happy for your family! :) I'm hoping to get back into crafting this next week before heading back to work! Glad I'm able to stop by and say HI! Have a Wonderful Day! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  7. I was so curious as to how you created the crib blanket and now I see it was fabric you had that matched the Kate's ABCs cartridge. I've always wanted to make a booklet of the alphabet from that cartridge for my granddaughter and she's 4 already! You did such a super job here.