The Shaeffer Family

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Birthday Project September 28, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — shaefferfamily @ 4:50 pm

I am LOVING my sewing machine. When I first got it, I was only planning on using it to quilt. In fact, it didn’t even occur to me that I could do other things, nor did I really have the desire. Well, the very first thing I made was an apron, with the help of my mother-in-law. So that got me thinking about other things that I could do. When my sister came in town I made her some curtains and then when my mother-in-law was in town again, we made that really cool bench for Cameron. (Look at my facebook page for pictures of the bench.) I realized that I hadn’t gotten brave enough to try new things on my own. I kept waiting for my mother-in-law to help me.

Well, a few months ago I saw a picture on my friend Lindsay’s blog of a really cute birthday banner that she got for her little girl. She had ordered it from Pottery Barn Kids. I told her how cute it was and she told me that it cost around $35, but unfortunately they didn’t make them anymore. The more I looked at it, the more confident I became that I could make it myself. About a week ago I finally went and bought all of the supplies (for only $17) and I’m pretty pleased with the results!

Here's the original from Pottery Barn Kids. (You can get your kids name embroidered underneath "birthday")

Here's the original from Pottery Barn Kids. (You can get your kids name embroidered underneath "birthday")

Here is my replica!

Here is my replica!

I am in the process if stitching around the letters and the cake. Once I am finished with that I will add the rick rack and maybe a few decorations on the cake.  One thing I also did differently was double the canvas and each year on Cameron’s birthday I am going to have him put his hand print on the back. Eventually (many years down the road) I will take the canvases apart and make a keepsake quilt using the piece with all of his hand prints from over the years. We’ll see if I’m still blogging then for all of you to see it! 🙂

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7 Responses to “Birthday Project”

  1. Lindsay Says:

    okay, that is sooo cute!!! great job, kim!! now, when you’re done with that one, can I hire you to make one for Hudson & Hallie?

  2. Lindsay Says:

    better yet… you can put on a sewing class and help me make one!! 🙂 i have GOT to get my machine out again and that project is something I would enjoy doing!

  3. Cary Says:

    I was wondering when I was going to see this project?! It looks great!!! I shouldn’t have to say that Eli will need one!

  4. Absolutely adorable!!!

  5. what a great idea! So cute!

  6. Ashley Says:

    Ok that is awesome!! I totally love it! And the idea with the handprints is ever cooler!! If you are taking orders I totally want one!! Love it, love it, love it!! Let me know if you are taking orders and the details of it all.

  7. Amanda Says:

    Sute Cute!!! What a great idea with the hand prints!! Wish I would have thought of that before I had a 5 year old, kind of late now!!


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