Sunday, 22 May 2011

It's Raining Babies

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.
 Place setting
 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...


  1. Liz looks beautiful and glowy! Love that changing bag, looking forwards to the baby announcement :) x

  2. Wow, what a stylish baby shower! Lovely baby book and favours! Those cupcakes are great aren't they?! Will this be your first grandchild? Abby x

  3. It will be number two, VTT, but their first. Bibs, will let you know at earliest opportunity! x