Saturday, May 29, 2010

Personalized Red Egg and Ginger Party Favors

My baby boy turned one month old in May, and as customary for the Chinese side of the family, we made hard-boiled eggs and dyed them red to celebrate.  Well, except that my husband doesn't eat eggs and my two year old doesn't eat much, so we couldn't get away with making too many.

So I came up with the idea of making little yarn eggs that make great giveaways and don't need refrigeration.  Put a pair of them in these little wood boxes, dress them up with personalized tags with your baby's initials and date of birth, and they are ready for your party!

I used shipping labels from the office supplies store and created tags with a set of vintage stamps I found at a garage sale.  Brown ink makes for a beautifully aged, and "not too precious" look.

This wood boxes were found in the unfinished wood crafts section of Michael's.  Stuff the boxes with some straw and they make a great home for your little eggs.

Glue a ribbon band around the box, and finish off with your favorite knot.  I stamped these light-blue Martha Stewart tags to label the boxes, but you can use stickers or any other tags you like.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Baby Haikus

My baby boy is 3 weeks old today.  Those late night nursing sessions over the past few weeks prompted me to write these haikus. (5, 7, 5 syllables)

Mama Haiku  - April 20, 2010
Night is day and day is night.
Why is sleep so elusive?
Baby eats again.

Baby Haiku  - April 21, 2010
Mama, feed me now.
Or I shall wake up this house
with my loud wailing.

Mama Haiku  - April 22, 2010
Cold wipes on bottom.
Makes for a screaming baby.
I should know better.

Baby Haiku  - April 24, 2010
Mama, it's hard work
Trying to grow every day.
Have patience with me.

Baby Haiku  - May 6, 2010
Sometimes I may cry
for reasons I don't yet know.
What else can I tell you?
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