Baby Shower and Destroy Part Two + A Sublime Giveaway

Last year I came as close to planning a baby shower as I ever care to when I helped my mom put together my sister’s party. Now that I have a better understanding of the amount of work that goes into making all the little doodads that go on the tables and getting people to shut up and pay attention to the rules of the various baby shower games I consider myself a model baby shower attendee.

When my Aunt Pam asked me to bake for my cousin Ashley’s shower I was extremely flattered, and when they picked some of my favorites – lemon yogurt with ginger cream cheese, Elvis Comeback Specials and coconut with chocolate buttercream – I couldn’t wait to get started. Armed with boatloads of cute candies and papers from Bake It Pretty and custom-designed toppers from Paper and Pigtails I set out making three dozen awfully cute cupcakes if I do say so myself.

I’m by no means a cake decorator so I rely a lot on my large open star tip, offset spatula, royal icing roses and those custom toppers to make special event cakes like this unique. Some sprinkles, fancy baking papers and a cupcake tree later, everyone thinks I’m a genius. Meanwhile, my mom slaved over two flavors of whoopie pies all night and after today decided she’s sticking toppers in them from no one so people think she’s a genius too.

To celebrate another little person coming into my big, warm and welcoming family Sublime Stitching is offering up a prize for one of my readers: an Ultimate Embroidery Kit featuring a black-edged baby bib and I Luv Veggies pattern. It’s everything you need to embroider the cutest baby shower gift ever – and it makes a great gift for a mom-to-be!

There are lots of ways to enter, and you can enter lots of times. Leave a separate comment for each, because each comment counts as one entry:

  1. Like Sublime Stitching on Facebook
  2. Like Paper and Pigtails on Facebook
  3. Like Bake and Destroy on Facebook
  4. Follow Sublime Stitching on Twitter
  5. Follow Paper and Pigtails on Twitter
  6. Follow Bake and Destroy on Twitter
  7. Visit Sublime Stitching and comment about your favorite item
  8. Add Paper and Pigtails to your Etsy favorites
  9. Send out a tweet about this giveaway
  10. Give my cousin’s baby (we don’t know if it’s a boy or girl) a good piece of advice

I’ll choose a winner on April Fool’s Day!

Thanks a lot to Paper and Pigtails for whipping up those toppers to quickly and to Sublime Stitching for the ace giveaway!

This contest is now closed – congrats to Annalee!


  1. Sublime Stitching liked!

  2. I like Sublime on Facebook @Charity McAllister

  3. I would LOVE to win a kit. I am new to embroidery but I really like it. I liked SS on FB

  4. I follow Sublime Stitching on Twitter @humboldtcherry

  5. I like the half apron’s on Sublime Stitching

  6. Started stitching because I LOVE gifting tea towels for weddings, and I knew I could make them cuter and cheaper than the ones I found at Anthopologie. Sublime Stitching JUST posted new wedding patterns. New favorite! I also love everything else from ss- I just finished a towel set with the Black Apple transfers!

  7. LOVE the sexy librarian on Sublime Stitching (Liked it on FB) the best! It rocks.

    Piece of advice: Don’t take unsolicited advice! And TRUST YOUR GUT. 😉

  8. I like sublimes stitching on facebook (*really love more!!)

  9. I now “like” bake and destroy on facebook, too cool!

  10. I “like” Paper & Pigtails on facebook~~~ :)

  11. Already a Sublime stitching twitter follower!! @KandusW

  12. Following Bake and Destroy on twitter

  13. Following Paper & Pigtails on twitter!!

  14. Added Paper and pigtails to my etsy favorites!

  15. I have tweeted about this awesome giveaway!!!
    Thanks so much!!

  16. checked out sublime stitching and loved the tiki freak transfer.

  17. i love love the love the dream garden wall hanging on sublime stitching! Maybe i’ll work up enough courage to stitch it some day! lol

  18. Oh boy! Supa cool cupcakes for the shower. So, for the entries, this is too easy! I already Like SS on FaceBook (I actually love SS, but there’s no button for that).€{:*}~

  19. Me again. I happily follow SS on Twitter.

  20. I am now following you on Twitter, Natalie!

  21. I love the new owl scissors at sublime stitching!

  22. I like sublime stitching on facebook too.

  23. Advice to baby: Try not to vomit on family members.

  24. The Iron-On Transfer Pens Set is amazingly cool! Thanks!

  25. I love the patterns at Sublime Stitching. My favorite is the Derby Girls!

  26. Thanks to S.S. for pointing me to this blog!

  27. Advice to baby: When Mom says no, Grandpa(ma) says yes. Aunts and Uncles count too.

  28. Liked on FB, BTW!

  29. I love Sublime Stitching! Its hard to pick a favorite.

  30. I already like Sublime Stitching on Facebook! :) But I would LOVE to be entered cuz my sister has THREE little boys who are all in need of a fun bib…

  31. Also, I now like Paper & Pigtails and Bake & Destroy on Facebook too. Good luck to all!

  32. Hooray, my sister’s boys will love this (and hopefully not fight over it too much). :) So happy to have won, I do love Sublime Stitching, and to have discovered Bake and Destroy in the process!

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