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Friday, July 31, 2009

Presents for Baby Ezekiel

I've mentioned before that one of my little sisters Danetta is pregnant as well. Her due date is 5 days before mine, and she is also having a boy.

Her and her hubby Jordan are naming their son Ezekiel. They had their baby shower last Sunday. I got to go to California {just for 24 hours, cause Mitch had to work the day before and the day after.}

I got her a gift card,
but also had to make her some handmade stuff as well!!

This is a picture of the nursery bedding she is getting. Although her furniture will be a darker espresso brown.


They wanted books instead of cards. So of course I had to make a little book. It's a 4x4 inch counting book. Those buttons seriously took FOREVER to do!!! All 59 of them!

Here is the front.


Inside.


And back.


I signed it on the back, so he'd never forget it was Aunt Kimmy who taught him how to count in style, hehe!!!


I wanted to make her a decorative magnet board, and originally was gonna use a cookie sheet. But one day at the thrift store I ran across this, and at $1.99, it was perfect!


I sanded the shiny teflon finish off, drilled two holes, spray painted it espresso brown, added pretty scrapbook papers and a monogram, and finished it off with a textured Mod Podge finish and some matching ribbon.

And Tadaaaa!


In the next two pictures you can see the textured finish.



The reason I wanted a magnet board is because I made some bottlecap magnets. I also decorated an adorable keepsake tin to store them in. I figure once she takes the magnets out, the tin can store precious keepsake things, like a lock of hair and a tooth.

Here is the set together.


Here is the tin before:


And after:


And here are the bottle caps before:


And after:


I took my husbands bad habits, and turned them into something cute! And at no extra cost!!!

Anyways, she just loved everything! I got a little embarrassed at the shower when she made a BIG deal outta my present, and it was the only one that got passed around.

I have some pictures of the shower, and my trip to Cali. I'll share them in a separate post, since this one is so long already!

5 comments:

  1. You are so good! Look at all the cuteness for his room. I'm sure your sister will just love it!

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  2. Baby Ezekiel is so lucky to have such a great Aunt!! Can't wait to see what other cute things you have in store for your own little one. So creative!!

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  3. ... I think I need more decorations Kimberly Danielle! lol!!! I love you so much and very much appreciate EVERYTHING I got from you! You did such an amazing and beautiful job, and I cant wait to see what you do later! I think you are the most creative person I know and I am SO LUCKY to have you as MY SISTER!!! Thanks again so much babe!

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  4. So awesome!!! You do amazing work!!

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  5. You are so talented kimberly! Even being pregnant you still have time to be creative! I sure was lazy when I was pregnant and didn't do much of anything!!!! I'm glad to see you still putting your talent to good use :-) Oh and that's a good idea with those tin cans and bottlecaps! I have lots laying around cause of my husbands bad habbits too lol!

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