Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Red & White Checked Shower Gift....

It was my friend Linda's daughter's bridal shower. Her daughter Lori loves Red and white check and wanted that to be part of the shower decor. The shower invitation arrived early summer with a large red and white checked bow.
Linda had purchased some items to use for the centerpieces, but was unsure what to do with them. I offered to put them together for the shower. Here's what I came up with.... A BIG red bow was a must!
I wanted to give a handmade gift. Doesn't every new bride need an apron. Off to the fabric store to find the perfect fabric. If you haven't guessed yet, I used a red and White gingham fabric. I think this is the perfect pattern and the print fabric and black rick rack added just the right touch. I made the ties extra long so the apron could be tied in the front with a nice bow. The flower is detachable. Doesn't every girl wear pearls while doing the dishes? To add to the outfit, there were matching dish gloves....
In addition to the apron and gloves I wanted to make another gift with the red and White checked theme. Off in search of some white plates and glassware...
I used my special glue to attach the items....
I wanted a modern take on a veggie and dip tray. I have a friend who is a wonderful decorative painter. She gave me a few tips before I began the project. I added a few black polka dots and I was done. It definitely was not perfect, but I had fun doing it and it is surely one of a kind.
Every girl loves chocolate, so I decided to fill the plate with chocolate covered pretzels.
I used Red and White checked and polka dot ribbon to make a large bow and wrap the gift.
The wrapping paper and the ribbons matched the theme of the shower. One of my favorite things to do is wrap gifts with wonderful ribbons and papers. Even an inexpensive gift can look like a million bucks with a little bit wonderful paper and ribbons.
I topped off the gift with a handmade card and present was ready to go. The shower was wonderful. They served a salad that I truly enjoyed and the desserts were awesome. I'm one of those gals that looks at the dessert menu before I order my dinner. Can any of you relate?
Next time you have a party to go to, think about what handmade item you can give. It's always wonderful to receive a "Creation From the Heart". Hope you Take sometime today to enjoy the summer sun.
LOVE Bears all things, Believes all things, Hopes all things, Endures all things. LOVE Never ends. 1 Corinthians 13:7-8

7 comments:

Tricia Anne said...

What beautiful gifts. I love the centerpiece you created from kitchen utensils. The bow is perfect for the whole package! :o) What a great idea also, for the plate and dip! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Amy said...

Hi Sherry...the gift came out really nice. I love the black polka dots. I just went through all my apron patterns and said right out loud, "I gotta show these to Sherry."

Love,
Amy

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Clever, cute and crafty!
REally cool post!

Lynda said...

I am so impressed with your creativity! Your niece must have been so delighted with her gifts.

DeeDee said...

Hi Sherry

I seen you stopped by my blog thanks for visiting...I use Printshop and edge my pictures in that..if you want to email me at dddsdoubles@hotmail.com

I may be able to help you in what ever program you are using..

I love your projects and so wish I could attend you classes...you make some really beautiful things..I love this red and white sutff lots...I was very inspired indeed


drop me a note and we will see what we can get worked out for you..

have a great day

Amy said...

I love to make a gift that matches the theme of the party. All of your ideas were perfect for the occasion. You're such a thoughtful friend.

Jenny said...

Oh my heavens, the worlds most adorable apron. Great ideas. Everything looks wonderful. You are really, really talented.

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