Wednesday, August 5, 2009

boy announcement and a swaddler giveaway

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I recently revamped the "It's a Girl" card design into "It's a Boy!" for my friend Robyn's little boy announcements. Boy themed things don't usually come naturally to me, so this was a good mental exercise. Maybe because it's All Princesses All The Time here at the Holland home, or maybe it is because I myself come from a family with five daughters and no sons.

I'd like to make it available as a PDF eventually, when I dig out from under my ever-present pile.

I also wanted to mention another happy baby-related item while I'm at it. Blogger and Mom of three, Hannah Stevenson of While They Sleep is launching her Pod Swaddler pattern today and is having a giveaway at her blog to celebrate. Isn't her little be-swaddled Norah cute?

Hurry on over, the giveaway runs through Aug 6th at midnight. Up for grabs is one free Pod Swaddler PDF pattern and tutorial, and also a Pod Swaddler hand made by Hannah. You could get two chances to win, so visit her blog for details.


  1. Mornin'! Just left a comment for the swaddler. Funny, I was just searching for a swaddler pattern.

    Thanks again for the custom announcements. And I actually sent them out!

  2. Larissa,
    Thanks so much for the mention. I feel so honored to be in the same post as these adorable announcements!

  3. Super cute cards! How unique

  4. Mornin' yourself, Bob. Cool. I hope you win the swaddler!

    Hannah, my pleasure! Have a great giveaway.

    Susan, thanks!

  5. Love the baby boy announcements! I hope the pdf is available soon so I can get my hands on some for my little boy that's coming :). I've designed my own in the past but those are adorable and it would save me so much time. Great work. Love the chuck taylor's and the monster. So cute.


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