Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Zadyball News

So, in case you haven't noticed, I haven't done very many new things with Zadyball this year. It really isn't because I haven't wanted to... it's just with three kids, a husband, and just LIFE demanding my attention, I haven't really taken the time to work at it as hard as I want to. And I feel a little bad about that, but I know that I need to have my priorities straight.
Anyway, I am actually very grateful for any reason I have to be creative and come with new idea. I've had that opportunity this week.
On Etsy (which is, as you know, my favorite website), there is a tradition known as the Etsy Baby Shower. (Not the same thing as the one sponsored by the EtsyBaby team, but that's a whole different story). I really think that this is a great thing. It is open to anyone who wants to participate, and gives new moms things that they probably wouldn't have gotten anyway, and gives sellers an opportunity to give. I've really enjoyed giving gifts to expectant mom's through this program for the last two years, and I got to BE one of the mom's when I was expecting my baby.
Back to the point... It is that time again... I signed up to donate two gifts and I told the mom's that I would be happy to make them a custom Zadyball. I was really excited that they took me up on the offer, because it gave me the chance to be creative!
One of the moms told me that she had purchased this set of prints from falldowntree for her son's room, and had decorated with shades of blue and teal.

So, I decided to use the prints as inspiration for a Zadyball. (I find I work much better and creating new ideas if I have something to use as inspiration. Maybe I'm not really all that creative after all.)

Here's the finished product.

For the brown, I used some soft, fuzzy fabric that I used to make my son's Halloween costume (he'll be the cowardly lion). I decided that the lion had to have a tail, so I added one.

I really think it turned out cute, and I'm proud of it! I hope both mommy and baby love it! :D

(I'll be making another one to add to my Etsy shop soon - contact me if you want more info)


Charlene said...

I think you are very creative! I love the lion Zadyball, it really turned out great!

hillari said...

that lion is adorable! Awesome job. I think you should set up a booth at dream dinners this year, I had a blast doing it last year.

debra g said...

SO CUTE!!! I just got out Zane's old Zadyball to give to Violet. They are the best! Good job.

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