A Gift for Jenna and Alice!

 My sweet friend Jenna is due in just a few short weeks with her first baby – a little girl! :-) Over the fourth of July weekend we were able to visit each other for the first time in ages and get as caught up as much as we could in just a few short hours! We snapped a quick picture at the Starbucks that we took refuge in from the oppressive Chicago heat. It was so great to see her!

Don’t you just love the random Starbucks barista in the background? :-) 

 I wanted to send a little gift to celebrate with her – especially because I can’t just pop in to see them when Alice deigns to make her arrival! 

I’ve been obsessed with baby hats forever, and now that I have my own little guy it only fuels my obsession. :-) So obviously, I wanted to make some little hats for baby Alice! I followed this tutorial  from Little Birdie Secrets to make a little ear cap, and then I also made another (a little bit bigger) with a cute little flannel heart on it. 

I also made a cuddly flannel blanket out of the cutest gray, white and pink flannel. I made it extra big so that it’s perfect for swaddling little Alice. Hopefully she’ll like it!

Now here’s the part of the gift I’m super excited about - 

Tiny baby sneakers in a the most adorable plaid, and a tiny little popcorn bowl! I know how Jenna loves her popcorn, so when I saw this teeny little bowl I knew it would be perfect! :-) 

This was my first time wrapping the inside of a box, and I love how it contributed to the whole look of the package. It came out really cute. At the very bottom of the package I placed a novel that I read recently that I thought Jenna would enjoy. It’ll come in handy for those marathon nursing sessions! 

All packaged up and ready to mail out! Hope you enjoy it Jenna! Can’t wait to see pictures of that little girl!

Veronica graciously put together this virtual baby shower for Jenna so that we could all be a part of the celebration of baby Alice! Please check out the other gifts that these sweet girls prepared for Jenna! Thanks Veronica!

4 Little Fergusons (Midwest USA): 11 Lessons To Determine If You Are Ready For Parenthood
A Little Lunch (Eufaula, OK): Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Scones
City Songbird (Greensboro, NC): Merry Christmas, Alice!
Eats Well With Others (New York, NY): Peanut Butter and Honey Ice Cream
Hunting for Bliss (Bozeman, MT): Garam Masala Deviled Eggs
Pinking Shears & Broccoli Spears (Newark, DE): Making Food Good For Your Baby
Sydney Shares (Eugene, OR): Baby BLTs
That’s Some Good Cookin’ (Salt Lake City, UT): Cheesecake Cookie Bars
The Pajama Chef (Bloomington, IN): Iced Tea with Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup
Two Dogs In The Kitchen (Sterling, MI): Spicy Asian Meatballs
Veronica’s Cornucopia (Wichita, KS): Raspberry Almond Fudge Cookies
Very Culinary (Sacramento, CA): Toasted Orzo and Chickpea Salad

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12 Responses to A Gift for Jenna and Alice!

  1. Tonya says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL gift you are sending!!!!!!! 

  2. Sydney Drinkwater says:

    Ahh, you have talent.  Such cute little hats.  Can I be your friend??  Haha.  Love the creative idea and enjoyed being connected with your blog through this shower!
    ~ Sydney @ sydneydrinkwater.blogspot.com

  3. Kimby says:

    The hats you made will be perfect for Chicago weather when Alice is born — so cute and so warm looking.  LOVE the little popcorn bowl, too, lol!  Really a thoughtful gift and such fun to see your creativity!

  4. Everything is perfect! I love the hats you created–I have sewing envy! lol!  I died about the popcorn bowl, awwww, so she can join mama!! Thank you Jenny for joining us and putting up with my ineptitude as a host. I think we managed to pull it off my inexperience! haha

  5. Jenna Satterthwaite says:

    Jenny, your timing was perfect! I received the package at work this morning, and am just reading your post now. Yaaaaayy!! The shoes and hats and blankie are all adorable, and I LOVE the small popcorn bowl! You are so amazingly crafty and thoughtful and–I wish you lived closer! It was so much fun to connect with you and Luke that hot evening in Chicago. You guys are the coolest, and Javi is the cutest.

  6. Amy says:

    Those shoes? I die! I want those in a size 7, please! What a great gift. And how awesome that you actually know Jenna in person. Happy to be part of this virtual shower extravaganza with you!

  7. Terri says:

    What a good friend you are to make and put together such a darling gift!  It was so nice getting to meet some of Jenna’s blogging friends. She is blessed to have a “real world” friend like you. ~Terri @ that’s some good cookin’

  8. Suzie says:

    What an adorable gift…all of it.  I love the hand made hats, the blankie, the tiny shoes and that popcorn bowl is just too darn cute.  What a thoughtful and sweet gift.  Oh and the book too!

  9. Sarah Keil says:

    what a GREAT gift. i love that popcorn bowl. so nice to meet you for this shower! so fun that you actually know jenna. :)
    sarah @ thepajamachef.com

  10. Joanne says:

    There is so much cuteness in this post I can barely take it!

  11. Jennifer Hale McGinn says:

    so super cute!!

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