Saturday, 29 October 2011

Baby Grow Bouquet

I have something a little bit different to show you today.
I made this for Crafty Emma, whos gorgeous baby daughter, Olivia Roni Britton,
arrrived on October 23rd.

When it comes to making things like this I am all fingers and thumbs,
but I persevered with this and I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Just as tricky was getting a good photo of it!! :-)

 The bouquet is made up of Baby Grows and socks, with some artificial flowers and leaves added in and I got the idea from this Martha Stewart video.

The baby clothes are rolled up and then attached to some florists wire with florists tape.
Florists tape is a must - I found it really difficult to use because it only sticks to itself, but this is so that you don't get any tacky residue on the baby clothes.

The picture below shoes a bloom made with a single baby sock. 
I love how the lacey edge looks.

 And here's a pink Baby Grow - when rolled up and folded in the centre this gives you a double bloom!!


Despite my struggles, I really loved making this and would definitely try it again.
But if you want to see some really gorgeous versions, just google 'baby grow bouquet' and check out the images.

Don't forget that over at CES we are in the second week of our  'New Beginnings' challenge.
Your card/project doesn't have to be new baby, it can be new home, new job.. etc.


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Penni said...

Oooh this is lovely. So pretty.


karen said...

Wowser Caroline, this is just soo gorgeous, I bet Emma loved this so much!!!! What a fab idea so beautifully done, you clever girl.

Have a great weekend


Suzie Q said...

Hi Caroline,
this really is such a lovely idea and sure to bring the tears out for mummy!!!
i love it
Suzie Qx

Janette said...

What a beautiful idea, it looks lovely. Janette x

Craftyanny said...

omg Caroline this is absolutely beautiful!!!! Clever girl
Anne x

Stressed Stamper said...

Bl**dy hell hun - thats fantastic...really good
Sarah x

chrissy xx said...

Just Stunning! What a Fabulous prezzie!

Anonymous said...

You are far too bloomin' clever, lol!! This is AMAZING!!!

Lee said...

Absolutely Beautiful well worth you keeping at it.Hugs xxx

Roma said...

This is so gorgeous & different x

Faye said...

This is the most bautiful version of this kind of gift I have ever seen. You have actually given me a lump in my throat!
Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the lovely comment at mine today, you made my day. xxx

Mel X said...

WOW Caroline this is AWESOME. My step brothers just had a baby boy - I just might try this!

Mel X

Donna said...

Oh my word Caroline, this is so beautiful and such thought and detail has been put into it's design...Emma would have been delighted with this...I wouldn't want to upwrap it lol! :) Donna x

Donna said...

PS: Your's is a million times better than Martha's lol! :) Donna x