Lauren told me not to bring any gifts, just to come and meet her hubby, Adam, and her friends & family. Well, of course, I wasn’t about to show up without more treats since she bought the quilt. Plus, I love treats and presents and making people squeal with delight and this was the perfect opportunity. SO, I continued with the Squirrel theme and I made a precious (if I don’t say so myself) sleeper and bib. Ok, to clarify, I appliqued the sleeper, didn’t make the actual sleeper (bought that at REI. Yup, moisture wicking, the kid is ready for camping).
When I appliqued the squirrel, I slipped around the edge, just as I clip on the edges of my quilts, so it frays and fluffs when it’s washed. I think it turned out perfectly. I added a little surprise on the bum – a little acorn. (David said it wasn’t classy to put the acorn on the front of the sleeper. This, naturally, made me laugh so hard and want to put it on the front even more. Maybe on the next one.)
So here’s the whole Squirrel line and once I wrapped it all up in a bright red trash can. I know it seems odd, but hear me out…As much as I love wrapping paper and tissue, it’s killing our world. So, I always wrap gifts in reusable items like baskets, containers, cloth bags, bowls…anything. I chose a trash can (that matches the nursery theme) because many of my mom friends they never thought about geting a trash can for the nursery but quickly discovered they needed one. So, functional and adorable. What more can you want?
Gaging by the facial expressions and ‘Ooo’s’ and ‘Ahh’s’ reactions, I think the custom SQUIRREL! Line was a huge hit.
I’m very proud and so excited that David and I were invited to be part of their special day. I hope the Squirrels bring many happy days of fun, love, and cuddling.