A few of the gals at church are throwing a baby shower. This is my first time being involved in any kind of baby shower planning, and so far it's been loads of fun. We met a couple weeks ago to brainstorm food, decorations, invitations, etc. and I must say that it's so great to be doing this with a group of creative people. Creativity with a purpose--the best kind! We decided fairly early on that the theme would be books. When I was going through the Hancock's of Paducah catalog to get some ideas, Michael Miller's Dick and Jane fabric jumped right out at me. That pretty much determined the color scheme for decorations--primary colors. And the best part is that I get to do some sewing to make table centerpieces. I'm going to make little fabric toys that the mama can take home after the party. So far I've made these fabric blocks. They're 4"x 4"x 4". The fabric is interfaced with wool felt and they are filled with fiberfill.
Also, someone let me know that the link I made the other day to the crochet baby blanket didn't work. I guess you have to be registered at the Lion Brand website to see the pattern. Here's the picture of the blanket from the catalog. The cool thing is that it only requires the single crochet stitch and it supposedly comes together really quickly because you work 3 strands of yarn at the same time on this honkin' huge crochet needle. A good project for a beginner like me. Anyway, I think I'm going to do the one in the green colorway. Yeah, I know. The picture I took is so terrible it looks more grey than green.