Here's one you can file under I-meant-to-blog-about-this-4-months-ago. My friend, Karmen had a baby back in June and I decided to let The Crafty Bachelorette come out and whip out a gift. Maybe I shouldn't say "whip it out" because that makes it sounds like it didn't take much time.....but it did. Like I did in this post, I drew out the design on graph paper (sorry, forgot to take photos). I bought a book of some fonts and I had to decide what fonts I wanted to use based on how bold they were and how many stitches tall and wide it would end up being. I wouldn't want the baby's weight and length to be a bigger font than her name! Most of the fonts I used from the book but there were some that I created on my own. I wish I could remember which fonts I created but since I made it 4 months ago, I really can't remember. Sad, I know. I'm thinking it was the line with the weight and length then the font in blue that says "Proud Parents". I really didn't think it was going to take as long as it did but I didn't mind it because I was making it for someone else and gee, I sure do miss cross-stitching!
I know it doesn't photgraph well so in case you can't read it, it says:
Mila Katherine (I love that name)
June 15, 2012 5:49pm
7lbs 8oz 20.5 inches
Proud Parents Karmen + Travis
Here's a better close up.
And here is a pic she posted on Facebook that shows it hanging in the nursery. I love the yellow matting with the blue walls.
And if you're wondering, I was able to get in to see the nursery beforehand and took some pics of the bedding and pulled out all of the colors from it.
I think it turned out pretty....But not as pretty as that baby she popped out. I swear, she makes some of the prettiest babies!