Pottery Barn inspired baby shower gifts

For some time now I have been pondering on the idea to make something that would resemble a real fabric design. 

When I was presented with the idea to make a gift for the baby shower of my son’s teacher I wasn’t sure where to start. Then I found out she likes a particular Potter Barn Kids comforter and I thought wouldn’t it be nice if I actually made a whole gift set based on that design. It took me a couple of days to figure out how exactly I should do it but at the end I think I did very well.

This is the original design:

I decided to make the colors a little brighter, and here is what I came up with:

– a 5″ by 7″ card 
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– Initially I planned to make a scrapbook album for the baby, but then I came up with the idea to make a scrapbook frame for the baby room. I think this worked out better, because the teacher showed me how she was missing a piece of wall art in the room, and this would fit perfect.

This is the scrapbook page before I put in the frame
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It took me a lot of time to finish it, since I designed, drew, painted, glued and cut everything by hand.
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And here it is framed:
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– Then I made a small gift box with the same design,

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– I also made a small sticky note notebook ( I stamped a leaf image on all the pages, don’t ask how long that took…) 
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– And of course what is a present without a gift bag?
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Here is the whole gift set minus the notebook, because I added it last minute.
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– I just couldn’t but add flowers to the whole thing ( I saw beautiful yellow ones from the store). I arranged this bouquet the day of the baby shower at school.

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The last finishing touch was the cake I made with the same design.

The kids from the class made a beautiful and touching gift- a book with drawings and their thoughts about the baby in writing. It was so sweet I almost cried when I listened to them. What a wonderful idea and what and awesome keepsake to share with the baby when he or she grows up!

I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish our wonderful teacher ( and amazing person) all the best for her growing family, and to let her know we will miss her very much! 
Congratulations, Mrs. H!