I am off to a baby shower today for a dear friend who has survived the loss of five babies in a row and is now blessed with a precious daughter.  She has made it through this long and scary journey through her faith, family and friends and we simply cannot wait to celebrate her and baby Kapri Hope this afternoon.  Throughout her home she placed bible scriptures to cling to when fear and panic threatened to overtake her.  Here is her favorite one and I am sure there is a situation in everyone's life that this can be applied to:

May the God of hope fill you with 
peace and joy as you trust in Him.
Romans 15:13

Lulu did a little fit modeling for me (which may or may not have involved bribes for candy).   This little dress is a variation of the first dress I ever made using this easy pattern.
The new mama's favorite holiday is fall, so I had to make her little pumpkin this festive onesie thanks to Lassie Girl's scraps.  How much do you love this adorable bow headband?  Head on over to Pixie Dust and Paper Fun to get one of your own.
My kids were major pukers (well, one still is, but that is a whole different post) and there is nothing that makes projectile vomit more bearable than cute burp cloths.  It is one of my favorite baby items to sew and they are crazy easy to make.  Check out this simple tutorial so you can whip up a few of your own.
What little one doesn't need a funky initial onesie?  Amy Butler, you get me every time.  Off to wrap this pinky goodness.  I will share some pics from the shower tomorrow with all of us decked out in our Aqua Aprons.
Happy Sunday to you!


  1. This entire post is PRECIOUS! I love making little shirts like that (ok, I've only made one so far, but I still loved it). Great idea with the pumpkin. I have Lassiegirl scraps too and have been having a field day with them. In fact, I used some to make the shower invites with my mom. I will get a pic of them someday (soon I hope) and post them. I'll let you know when I do.

  2. Awww....what a sweet friend you are! Look at all of those FUN gifts!! What a special treat for mama and baby Kapri!!

    Thanks for sharing! I bookmarked a couple of your links!! You find some of the best crafty places!!

  3. Julie, you should be making and selling your adorable onesies. I was searching for a baby shower gift on etsy and didn't see ANYTHING nearly as darling as the pumpkin one that you made! Can't wait to see pictures of the shower - I know your gifts will be a huge hit!

  4. caaaute!! And I love the name Kapri....sweet, very sweet....what a special blessing for her family---hope you have fun!

  5. What wonderful gifties!! I love that pumpkin-I want one for myself!!

  6. "survived" is right. I rejoice that she is holding her baby!

  7. Those gifts are great - that baby will be loved, what a lucky girl and inspiring mommy.

  8. I was searching online to find out how to applique onesies and I found this post. How do you make these. They are adorable. I would appreciate any tips you might have for a newbie to sewing.Jen