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Baby Nursery Inspiration; Name Bunting

Not that anyone needs another bunting tutorial, but I had fun making this one for Vivi.  I had it on my list for a long time and was not able to get to it until a week or so before her due date.  Being that I wasn’t in any condition or state of mind for a tedious sewing project, I cheated and used the printer to create the letters and then spray mounted each letter to cardstock and added a coat of varnish for longevity before stitching them to the fabric cord.  The bunting was perfect to hang on the door at the hospital, and is now displayed on her crib.


DIY: Paper Bunting"[…] for Ella Sofia. See my previous post to see Ella Sofia’s nursery style board. I used this tutorial on their …"

Laurawbowen"hi Joni- I'm going to make this for my daughter's 1st birthday in August. I want to make a happy …"

Joni Lay"Hi Laura! I used Steelplate Gothic Shaded. "

Laura"Can I ask what font you used for this? "

Leslie Kerrigan"Hey Joni! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be doing this for my sister-in-law's …"

Brianne Joy"Thank you Joni. So many times I wonder the "how to" part of your work, I will definitely use this …"


baby announcement cigarsI love the tradition of handing out cigars at the birth of a baby.  It just seems very “proper” to me, and even if you don’t want to purchase the real deal, the bubble gum and chocolate versions can be quite charming as well.  I used the cigars as an opportunity to announce Vivi’s name and arrival to hospital guests.  This turned out quite handy, since the little cards tied on to each cigar had the reasoning for our name choice, as well as the spelling, which left little repetitive explaining for us tired (and excited) new parents to have to do.  Plus, I think it made a sweet keepsake for our thoughtful guests (and a cute little tag for Chip to attach to Vivi for a photograph to send out via text message annoncements!).

baby announcement cigars


Alyssa"I would love to see a close up too! This is EXACTLY what I want to do when my little …"

a minted birth announcement giveaway! | Lay Baby Lay"[...] announcements after Vivi was born because I was so overwhelmed, so this is a great option!  I just handed …"

Joni"Thanks, Erica!  I appreciate it!  Yes, I love the name Vivien.:)  I don't do photography - but my husband does! …"

Erica Miller"Hello! I saw Vivi's room on OhDeeDoh and it immediately caught my attention as my first born's name is also …"

Cigars"This is my first time I visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. …"

Jessica Beecham"oh!! i want to know too! i tried zooming in on the photo but couldn't decipher the meanings (except for …"