Maili’s baby shower was here! Yes it came and it went, but boy (yes, pun intended!), was it a blast. Not only did I have a great time visiting with some of my old friends from UW, but also I loved playing games, watching Maili open adorable baby gifts, eating AMAZING food (good job Kate and Emma!), and most of all just laughing. This group of gals sure knows how to have a good time, and Maili’s baby shower was no exception. I had a fantastic afternoon with good friends.
As a means of continuing the owl invitation theme, Emma asked me to create a “wish book” for Maili so that everyone at the baby shower could sign the book and give their well wishes to Maili, Brian and new baby Luke. I loved making this little book and hope to get the chance to make another one soon. Yay for babies!
I was so excited to get the opportunity to create Maili’s baby shower invitations. I worked with Maili during my time at UW Medical Center and I adore her! I actually saw her last weekend and she has to be one of the most beautiful pregnant woman I have ever seen – she was glowing!
Emma and Kate (hostesses of the event) were in the process of searching for invitations when Emma suggested that I make the invites rather than her and Kate purchasing them offline. I jumped at the opportunity especially since Emma and Kate were kind enough to give me creative liberties, only requesting that there be a few shades of blue in the design; AND I had never made a baby shower invitation before.
I have always wanted to do something with owls (they are so cool!), and while searching through baby shower invitation wordings online, I came across the adorable idea of stating “look whoooo’s expecting” as the opening statement on the invite. The statement turned out to be the perfect tie-in to my owl design.
The owls came to fruition through hours of cutting out different shapes to create my own owl “ideal”. I wanted there to be a mamma owl and baby owl, and as I started the process of cutting all the tiny little pieces by hand I thought, “there has to be a better way to do this!” I checked out a few paper shops in Seattle, and came across circle punches that were the perfect size for the owls eyes. As for the rest of the design it is all from scratch and hand cut. I had so much fun making these invites!
I hope you love them as much as I do, Maili! Congratulations my friend, you are going to be an amazing mommy!