Saturday, April 10, 2010


For the record, I want a house full of kids. I want our little house just bursting at the seams with bunk beds and sports equipment. For whatever reason, I have always pictured 4 boys. I know this sounds crazy to some people but I'm halfway there already and my kids bring us and each other so much joy. This isn't to say that my husband pictures 4 boys since he also pictures mass chaos, grocery bills, college tuition, and all the real-life things that come with kids.

But, all this brings me to my wonderful friend Jane. Jane just had her third boy and I'd put good money on a fourth in their future. As long as she continues to pull off this parenting gig with as much grace and joy as she always has there is hope for me yet ("See, Honey, Jane can do it! So can I!"). While she turned down all offers of a baby shower before the littlest man arrived, I did convince her to let me throw a "Meet the Baby & Congratulate Mama" shower today. And we had a great time! I was too busy enjoying mimosas with the girls to get great photos of the shower, but I did of course get photos of the gifts. Come on, I won't disappoint you.

Using fusible webbing, I appliqued the numbers 1, 2 & 3 on shirts in the corresponding sizes for each boy. 

I scaled the numbers in size too, biggest to smallest. 

The  fabrics are from the "Robots" line by David Walker for Free Spirit 
and I love how they coordinate without matching.
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  1. kari those are great. love the pics you got of them, too! sounds like you had a fun time. I surely can't say I want a house bursting with kids, give you credit on that one. :)

  2. These are adorable! Yeah, I have two girls, and they are more than enough for me. lol Everyone always tries to get me to have more, but they are a handful. :P


  3. Kari,

    So adorable, what a great idea!

    Thank you so much for pulling off an awesome shower, with amazing food! I had a great time...wish I could have stayed a little longer. Thank you for honoring our Jane and her little Ian today :)

  4. You're such a sweet friend Kari. Jane is lucky to have you!

  5. Those are so cute! As someone who raised three boys, I can tell you that a houseful of boys is great fun - and a source of great headaches! But I'd do it again in two seconds!

  6. I want 4 kids too...and my husband is just like yours! LOL! We only have 1 so far, and I'm trying to figure out ways to make having another his idea. ;)


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