Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Babycake now delivered

Well, as you have probably noticed, things have been a little quiet round here for a while. Of course that doesn't mean I've not been doing anything!
Just the opposite, it means I've been busy creating exciting things I just couldn't share with you. Until now.

You may already know, but very very soon I am going to become a first time grandma! YAY!! And I'm quite excited about it.

I wanted to make something for the expectant mum Rachel and I found a picture of a baby cake on Jill's blog here that she had made which really inspired me.

It involved lots of nappies and more hands than I personally have. And of course I didn't have the right sized embroidery hoops.
 The baby is going to be a girl, and the colour pink was requested.  It's due date is in 4 weeks, although I have a feeling it's going to arrive a little earlier.
I have used disposable nappies, I think the parents will use cloth nappies but would like to have some disposable to fall back on if need be. Wow, have you ever looked in the disposable nappy isle of your supermarket? It took simply ages to try and work out which nappies to buy. In the end I had to ask a young mother which she would recommend.
It's starting to look pink, can you see where I'm going with this?The bottom layer of the cake finished.
Three layers complete, now I need to decorate my cake! For this I used some layers of ribbon and items of clothing rolled up to look like flowers. I wanted to keep the colours soft so that it actually did look like a cake.
Little pink stretch-n-grows and some little socks for flower buds, and a little green singlet makes gorgeous leaves. And I had to add a soft toy or 2!
So there you have it. The kids had their baby shower on the weekend and I got to give it to them, my version of a baby cake. I think it looks good enough to eat and would happily of kept here for myself to enjoy!
What do you think?
Thanks to Jill for being such an inspiration!

Carole x

20 comments:

Annette said...

Carole that is absolutely brilliant... well done... I too am expecting my first grandchild, a girl too, soon, well at the end of August.. near enough to be soon.. it is exciting isn't it!!hugs

Jennifer said...

What a great idea! Must keep that in mind.

sewbeit said...

This is beautiful! I would find it difficult to pull it apart.

marigold jam said...

It's lovely and far too nice to break up and use!

Jenxo said...

its just beautiful carole...had to laugh at you standing in supermarket trying to decide what nappies to buy...i did exact same thing when i made one......:)

Doreen G said...

FAB-U-LOUS Carole and well done you.

Elizabeth said...

this is great... I love it.

Lottie said...

Your baby 'cake' looks so beautiful I wouldn't want to pull it apart. It's really gorgeous and the person who originally inspired to make one was very clever to think of it.

What a joy to be expecting a grandaughter - all that pink and frillies to look forward to.

No need to send me an email in reply to this comment. You are very busy and I just love visiting your blog - you and I both know that.
xxxxxxx

DIAN said...

Carole, congratulations on the impending arrival of your granddaughter.

The cake is fabulous and it will come in handy I am sure.

Caterina Giglio said...

yes, brilliant, when I saw it on FB I thought it was a real cake! this is wonderful! congrats!

Jill said...

Carole, it's gorgeous! So soft and sweet...the leaf from the singlet is perfect! I'm sure the young mother was thrilled with it! ..thanks for the link back...

Janelle said...

This is a really cute idea and will be really useful to the new parents. The best thing though is how cute it looks. The new baby is lucky to have a grandmother like you.

dosierosie said...

What a fantastic idea and looks amazing.
Gillx

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a wonderful, useful gift!
Deb

Bunty said...

I'm sure they were delighted with it - what a lovely gift. I worked with a girl who made these but I only ever saw the finished result so thanks for the " how to" photos. Lovely job Carole!

Barbara x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've seen patterns for these, but haven't seen one done as pretty as this. I wouldn't be able to actually use it either!

Linda said...

I think this is sooooooooooo precious... one of the prettiest ones I've seen! And I've seen a few!!! I know they love it.

Ahipara Girl said...

That's beautiful C. Well done. And congratulations. Your first mokopuna. Yay. xxx

Marva said...

Hey Carole! Oh this is so cool!!! What an awesome idea! Congrats again on almost being a grandma!!!

Raewyn said...

What a fantastic idea!! It took mea moment to realise this wasn't 'for real'!! I'm sure it was well received!