Cristin's baby shower!
June 26, 2008
Cristin, read no further!
Since I just posted about my gocco adventure, I wanted to show off the finished product which I am super excited about.
Coming up with the design was a long process but totally worth it.
I had a case of mailing boxes leftover from a previous project that I knew I wanted to use for the invites. That was my starting point. I wasn't sure what I would put in the boxes, or what the design of the invite would be so I scoured baby stores on the internet for days to see if I could find any motifs or baby items that jumped out at me. By Sunday night, I was exhausted and had nothing, so I decided to take a trip to the drug store to look at the baby aisle. I was actually going in hopes of finding diaper pins and then design my invites somehow around those. No diaper pins at the drug store, but instead I found the cutest packs of white onesies. Then all at once, the entire invitation came to me and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I purchased all of the onesies they had and headed home to get started. The design process is so funny this way. It is not one that can be forced or rushed. Inspiration is all around, sometimes you just need to get out to find it.
Since Cristin does not know if her little one will be a boy or girl, I went for neutral tones (which also happen to be similar to those she is using in her nursery.) Butter yellow and sage green are such soft, calming colors and they worked well with the kraft boxes I had. I figured the onesie could be the invitation itself, though I figured it would be cuter if in fact the onesie could actually be used by the mommy-to-be. I purchased a fun font from My Fonts (love this site!) and let that carry the design. Of course the little "clothesline" added some extra sweetness, and at the shower there will be a life size one with baby clothes hanging.
I hope she loves them. :)
the finished product is fabulous!!! congrats on an amazing job; i know cristin will cherish them.
What a great idea! You are so freakin' talented. These are beautiful and the lovely mom-to-be is lucky to call you a friend. XO
Small favor, could you add an rss feed to your blog?!
Wow! Those rock! I love the onsies
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