Celebrating Lacey and baby Leiden!

Yesterday I had the honor of being invited to one huge, awesome baby shower for my friend Lacey and her little guy Leiden! I'm so excited for her and it was such a wonderful time seeing how many people love her and are supporting her journey as a mom! 

I wanted to make a baby quilt that had some soft textures for baby Leiden, because even I'm not a baby and I can't get enough of soft blankets and fabrics! Most of the fabric on this blanket was flannel, and mixed in were some cotton and corduroy. I LOVE cord, it's so fun to touch and especially warm! I finished the quilt the night before (just hand-stitching the binding, so not too much procrastination!), so I didn't get many good pictures, but I think you'll get the idea! Not pictured here is the tiny outfit I got to match the quilt. The shirt was a button-up green, blue, grey, and white plaid shirt, and the cutest, tiniest pair of grey pants. I wanted so much to find a pair of grey corduroy pants, but no such luck when it's just about summer time. The outfit I found was too cute to pass up though!

I didn't want to go too typical "baby-boy" with the fabrics, so I made it mostly green and grey (I LOVE grey... one of my obsessions right now) with a pop of blue. Aren't the bikes so adorable?! It immediately caught my eye.

This corner was a bit crazy, but hey, this was my first quilt! I loved the fluffiness of the batting I used, it's such a warm little blanket! 

This is the third blanket I've blanket-stitched, so I think I've got the hang of it. The corners were tricky, but after some trial and error, I was able to pull it off. One woman at the baby shower complimented me on it, and said she'd been quilting for years and was examining it for errors, and couldn't find any! That was so nice to hear!

Such a beautiful setup in Lacey's family's backyard! House of my dreams...

Not to mention the cutest tiny baby decorations sprinkled around the tables!

Cake pops - the new staple to any party! These were so tasty, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake!

I really want to invest in some kind of drink pouring system (I have no idea what to call these...). They're so pretty! When I start having garden parties, these will be a must.

Evangeline getting ready to take the gift inventory! Baby Leiden was seriously showered with gifts! So many adorable outfits, fun toys, and useful things for the mommy-to-be!

And it begins! SO many gifts to be opened! Unfortunately, I paid more attention to watching and chatting than I did taking pictures, but hey, I want to enjoy just watching and being in the moment sometimes! I do wish I had captured when she opened my gift though, peas!

One of Leiden's great-grandmothers approved of my quilt! It received a lot of compliments while it made its way around the circle of party-goers. My heart was so full!

Beautiful Lacey! 

Last but not least, Anne's quilt and home-made bag! Lacey loves chevron (who doesn't?!) and Anne definitely knew it. Thrown into Anne's present mix was also a darling little outfit featuring a tiny t-shirt with a big hamburger driving a car! Anne couldn't get enough of it, she was so excited! 

It was such a fun, smile-filled shower with a massive amount of love for Lacey and Leiden. Everyone is super excited for this little guy to come in August! 


  1. I love this post so much! :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you captured MY joy getting to see Lacey enjoying her quilt! :) Thanks so much!

    1. You're welcome! I was glad my lens was able to fit you in there with her while she opened it! Yay!! :)

  2. Good stuff! You captured the right amount of stuff. Being in the moment more important sometimes. :p