My good friend Ellie is pregnant so of course that means baby shower! For this shower that Jenn, Amanda and I threw her, it was decided that it should be a cloth diaper shower. Ellie is due in February and we figured that if the first shower could supply the diapers she needs, it would take a lot of stress off her earlier. And, as you guys know, I’m a bit of a cloth diaper advocate around here so I was more than thrilled to be a part of a cloth diaper shower!
First up with the digital invitation. We use pingg because, well, I think it’s better than evite. Cleaner, more modern, easier to use, less intrusive ads. Check out how cute this is:
And if you can’t read the fine print, I was channeled Dr. Seuss (we read a lot of that around here) and made up a little poem. Want to read?
Cloth diapers may seem like a blast from the past,
But they will help the Kirkland’s money last!
Pampers and Huggies are long forgotten,
They are nixing ‘sposies and going cotton.
So help us bless them and give them fluff!
Hopefully this shower will get them enough.
Additionally, we had to have some diaper themed decorations. We had originally seen these done as shower invitations, but we though they would be cute as a banner to hold notes for the new mama. We used some scrapbook paper, drew up a little diaper shape, folded, glued and strung the diapers up. Love the way it turned out.
Since mama-to-be is using Patricia Bravo’s Paradise line in her nursery, we made a little banner using the prints from that collection with the baby’s name on it.
And most importantly, there were diapers. Jenn and I teamed up to sew Ellie eight pocket diapers in a S/M size (although I made one for Jude that fits him perfectly, so I think it’s more like M/L). Turns out they are easier to make when you have already had a trial and error run. I have learned a lot about diaper making from those original wool diaper covers. And because of that, look how cute these diapers turned out:
(There will be more to come about making pocket diapers and wool diaper covers in the near future in the form of a tutorial. Great ready for diaper making greatness!)
Happy baby shower Ellie! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did planning and doing it!