First, she was my matron of honor just 4.5 short months ago, and she threw me a great shower and an insanely fun bachelorette party. So, I totally owe her.
Second, she's havin' a baby! Her first one. That's a big deal!
And finally, after the wedding, I am officially all about planning a [craftacular] party! So, in the same fashion that I dove head first into planning my wedding without so much as a ring on my finger (yeah, I'm that girl), ideas are already swimming around in my head, and this baby doesn't even have a gender yet (well, I guess it has a gender, but modern technology is not yet able to reveal that gender).
The funny thing is that I've never even been to a baby shower, so I probably have no business planning one. ...and babies scare me, but I suppose that's neither here nor there. Anyway, the same way that my wedding was inspired by fabrics, Alexander Henry's 2-D Zoo and Eleanor Grosch's Zoo Menagerie are so freakin' cute they almost make me want to have a baby (almost, then I realize that would be just about the worst reason in the world to have a baby....):
I love a good inspiration mosaic, so, in addition to the fabrics, this is what is inspiring me right now:
1. Etsy Seller Gifts Define via The Party Dress 2. Etsy Seller The Tom Kat Studio 3. Lovin from the Oven 4. Etsy Seller The Knotted Nest 5. Martha Stewart 6. Paper + Twine via Half Baked 7. Baby Favors and Things 8. Project Wedding 9. Better Homes and Gardens via The Party Dress 10. Martha Stewart 11. The Food Network 12. Tiny Prints
Just like my wedding, my vision is steering dangerously close to a child's birthday party, but hey, a baby shower is certainly a heck of lot closer to a child's birthday party than a wedding is so I'm going to go with it.