Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Banner for London

For London? you ask.... Yes. But not the English city of London. It's for my soon-to-be-born granddaughter (first biological grandchild) who is due September 2. The daddy-to-be is my son, Shane, and mommy is Heather, who is looking like she'll pop any day now, (although being so young, lovely, and otherwise thin, you can't even tell she's pregnant from the back!). Both Heather and Shane say that London has been appearing in their dreams a lot lately! By the way, her full name will be London Elizabeth Flox.

On Sunday, August 16, we'll be having the baby shower here for family and extended family of both sides. The friends' baby shower was last month. Today I want to show you the banner I made for the shower. It'll go over her crib after the shower.

The colors of the shower are pink and green, as is London's nursery. I made it out of felt and tied it onto ribbon with satin ribbon. The lettering is done in reverse colors. The pink felt was so thin that I had to double it for the flags and letters. Therefore, the pink flag pieces were overstitched together with green floss.

On Sunday, we (my daughter Megan, Heather, Heather's mom Laura and sister Kaitlyn, and me) are gathering at our place about three hours before the 4:00 shower to get everything ready. We have all the games (she wanted them......), and prizes ready. The menu is planned - meat & cheese trays, veggie trays & breads. I'll make a fruit salad and Laura is making a potato salad. The cake is going to be cupcakes made into baby booties. :-) The party favors are tiny baby bottles filled with jelly beans. We'll have "pacifiers" made from Oreos. The punch will be pink lemonade with pink & green rubber duckies floating in it, and we'll have lots of pink tissue paper flowers around. The tablecloth, paper plates & cups, etc. all coordinate in pink & green (and butterflies), and I'll whip out my china and silver as necessary for food and displaying the cupcakes. I just don't want to be stuck in the kitchen during the whole thing, so I'm going with pre-made party trays and disposable plates & tableware (against my regular "green" views!)

And I'm in baby Stitching Mode. Trying to whip out a few bibs, burp rags and receiving blankets in the next couple days. These are not only for London, but for a co-worker who had a baby a couple months ago (I did give her a gift at the time, but would like to add a bit more), and for my DGS Hunter who is 4 months old. He spits up a lot and could sure use more bibs and burp rags.

More pictures of the shower later. Must go sew.




  1. Wow!!!! Congratulations to all of you..This is certainly a day to celebrate - the beginning our "London"..By the way, love the name..Sending you wishes for the best dreams to come true for all..Congratulations again!!hugs, Skye

  2. Congratulations and looks like it will be a sweet shower...I love the name.

  3. Such exciting news about London! Congrats to all involved!

  4. I just love her name, Cathy! Sounds like the shower will be an affair to remember! Congratulations to everyone!

  5. Congrats to all! That banner is darling! :)


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