Back in 2004 when we found out that we were pregnant with a boy, Jeff and I started throwing around boy names. I said we needed a name that sounded like a ball player. I loved the name Brody and to me Brody Rose sounded like a Pro-player.
Last week Brody had his tournament games. Unfortunately they had to play the two hardest teams (that we beat during the season) back to back and lost both. The tournament games are double elimination and so we were out.
The coaches and the team mom were wonderful!! It means more to me when I see the coaches encouraging the boys to have fun more than to win. Our team mom was awesome. She set up a website with pictures from each game, a calendar with dates and times for games and practices, and set up the team party.
This week the Brody had his team party! It was great. Brody received his trophy!!
I really wanted to do something special for the coaches and mom, they worked so hard for their team. So I started thinking of what these coaches and mom represented .
I LOVE!! this tote I found. I had bought a few of the totes and had been thinking of what to do with them. So for the team mom, I used my embroidery software to arrange my words. Then I set up machine to stitch the art. The tote is very large and has a canvas/vinyl feel to it. This tote would be great to take to the beach or pool.
|Subway Art Tote with Charms|
|Subway Art Tote|
|Monogram on opposite side of bag just above the pocket.|
Also, the team mom has three boys that all play ball. I made her charms that she could put on a necklace, key chain, or to give to the boy to put on their equipment bag. The colors I used are the colors for our baseball park. Not only do her boys play Spring ball, they play travel and All-Star.
|Baseball bottle cap charms|
For the coaches, I bought baseball leather type material from Joann's. I added words and small embroidery designs to the leather. The fonts stitched beautifully. I did have to place a solvy on top to keep the stitches from sinking into the soft material. I added a baseball 3d sticker to the designt before I put it in the frame. The frames are 5x7 shadowbox frames.
I am so happy how these turned out. The coaches and mom really liked them. I hope they truly know how much they are appreciated. Brody cried at the end of his party, saying "I don't want to leave my team." :(