I have not done a shop update in a long while, partly because (oh yeah!) I'm lazy, but also because I haven't had a chance to list anything new and exciting in a few weeks! I've been busy finishing up a custom order for my friend Shannon's September wedding. I love love doing wedding invitations; making mine were what got me started down this Etsy path in the beginning. I was so excited when I found out that Shannon was getting married and that I got to make her invitations for her. She's a girl after my own heart, wanting something eco friendly and stylish with personal flair. Together we created these Tree of Love invitations complete with initials and printed on plantable paper. As in paper you can stick in a pot of soil and water and it will bloom into a bunch of flowers! How cool is that?
I've also been spending my spare time doing anything under the sun to initiate labor, even though I know Baby Bean will only arrive when he is good and ready (and he isn't technically due for a week). I've been told that anything from eating pineapple and spicy foods, to lots of sex, walking, and pedicures can do the trick. The only thing I will absolutely not be doing is drinking castor oil, no matter what anyone says. Blech! But hey, if you have any other ideas, toss 'em my way, would ya?
I also squeezed in a little crafting time since we are all finished with the rest of our baby prep. I used some of the leftover fabric from Bean's bedding to make this bitty bunting to hang on the shelf above his changing table. Cute, huh? Takes all of 15 minutes, and I won't even bother you with a tutorial since there are probably tons floating around the blogosphere. I can't wait for my mom to arrive with the bedding she made so that we can finish his nursery and show everyone!
Also the Handmade Gift Guide's weekly voter is now open! Drop by and choose your favorite featured item of the week; all it takes it a click! The winner gets to be a featured shop on the Guide and gets ad space for the next week. Every little bit helps when you are a newbie! I'm #86. :)