Duck, Duck, Baby Shower

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I am helping my demonic offspring plan Ms. K’s first birthday party.  Wow it’s been almost a year since we were graced with a granddaughter.  I have been trying to teach her the important things in life, for example: when chewing on a severed hand it is not polite to use the hand to hit people.  She also likes to push the hand along the floor like it’s a toy car.

Helping to plan Ms Ks birthday party reminded me of the baby shower I threw for my daughter. She choose rubber ducks for the theme. I have this thing for rubber ducky’s. I love them. If you take a tour through my home, every room you enter is decorated in dark and evil things. But go into the bathroom and…bam. Bright yellow walls, rubber ducks lurking about everywhere and a rubber duck shower curtain. Surprising huh? So I was pretty darn excited about that shower.

Pinterest, Amazon, and the dangerous mind contained in my skull came up with the following.

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Ducks ducks and more ducks

Ducks ducks and more ducks

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Stuffed ducks came from Amazon, Wal-Mart and Dollar General. Now not all were ducks, some were little chicks. It was close to Easter so chicks were everywhere. We made them work.  Ducky gift box with bag, rubber ducks, blue rocks and glass bowls came from dollar store.

Ducky S’mores (take home treat for guest)

Yes I know the peeps are chicks but I had a stern talk with them. After our talk they were okay with being ducks for the day.

To make the Ducky S’mores you need:

Marshmallow Peeps

Graham crackers

Small Hershey bars

Small clear treat bags

Ribbon and printed cards for decoration.

Ducky (no longer chick) S'mores

Ducky (no longer chick) S’mores

I would tell you how they tasted but everyone snatched them up before I had a chance to get one.  Actually, half way through the baby shower I had to run to the kitchen and assemble more.

That day was a great day. The demon I birthed was soon to birth her own. Yes little Ms. K is a little demon, I have pictures to prove it. You can look at those eyes and see she is plotting evil things.

Little Ms. K plotting evil.

Little Ms. K plotting evil.

 

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Sewing for Sweet Little Demons

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It’s been a few weeks since my last post. A lot has happened. I became a Grim-maw! Little Miss K was born March 30th. An amazing experience for us all.

So since it’s baby time at my house of evil. I had to make some baby stuff. Goth style.

I saw some of these items on Pinterest. Each one had several different versions and tutorials. I did not really care for any of them. The designs were simple so I made up my own patterns.

The first thing I made was burp cloths. A burp cloth is a simple design, it is something you throw over your shoulder when you burp the baby, it will catch any spit up. Very simple project. Great for anyone just getting into sewing. You need 2 fabrics cut 9×19 inches. One fabric is your design piece so any lightweight cotton fabric will work. The other fabric should be an absorbent material. I used terry cloth for some burp cloths and cloth diapers for the others.

Lay out your two pieces right sides (printed sides) facing in. Pin together. Sew around leaving a 4 to 6 inch area not sewn. Turn right side out and iron. I used a zigzag stitch to sew around burp cloth. Done.

 burpNext project was a bib. I made two styles. Your basic and a bandana bib. You can find the patterns on Pinterest. They’re many to chose from. This is another beginner project. Cut out pieces, sew right sides together leaving a gap open to turn right side out. Iron than zigzag stitch around. I did not zigzag stitch around neck area, well I did the first one and to me it felt like it would be irritating to a newborn neck. Sew on some Velcro for closures and you are done.

 bib

Third project was a bit more involved but still somewhat easy. I call it a diaper change station. It’s for on the go diaper changing, gives you a clean area to change your baby/evil spawn/mini me or whatever you call your offspring. Here is a picture of it completed. I will give more detailed instructions a few blogs down the road.

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I am in the process of making a baby kimono shirt with skulls! Pictures coming soon.

Speaking of babies. Saw this on Pinterest before Halloween and made this for a co-workers Halloween costume. Many people loved it but others said we went to far. Can you really go to far with Halloween? I don’t think so. On Pinterest there was only a picture with no link to instructions so I had to figure it out myself. Surprisingly it turned out right the first time. No magic or virgin sacrifice needed. Disappointing I know. I would have done it if need be though.

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