Yesterday evening was lovely. It was my daughter-in-law's surprise baby shower and her mum and sister arranged a meal at a local hotel, the Dovedale. I took loads of pictures but was mightily disappointed with my photographic skills as they were nearly all blurred. This morning Mr C informed me that I had the camera on the wrong setting - doh! We had lots of champagne and now I have a headache, but never mind. Self-imposed poorliness doesn't deserve sympathy...
I made a baby book for her by buying an ordinary hardback A4 notebook and decorating the covers. The expectant couple's theme is black and white as they don't know the gender.
I also made favours for the table - little brooches from organza, crochet lace and vintage buttons.
One of the other guests made a baby "cake" of nappies, mitts and bootees.
The lovely cupcakes were made by a fab local company, Katie's Cupcakes.
Future mum opening gifts. Just look at that fab Boden baby changing bag! There were many, many "Aaaaawwwwwws!" as you can imagine. I wish the beautiful clothes available nowadays for small people were around when my squad was tiny.
Well, we'll all have to be patient for another few weeks...