Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ending of Spring Baseball :(

I love baseball!!  I always have.  I am an Atlanta Braves fan!

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.
Coach Tommy

Coach Scott

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." :(


  1. These are awesome gifts for coaches! Oh my gosh! You did a great job on all of them! I really love the necklaces. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. I am your newest follower~ Hope you will also join in our under 300 followers blog hop!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  2. Loved your bags! I have a list in my mind of a similar project I want to try. So many projects...

  3. Visiting from Hop Along Friday BH! I LOVE the totes and the bottlecap charms! You are very talented :) Would love a follow back!


  4. hi..........he is cute no doubt!!! great post. found you on under 300 blog hop. hope to see you soon.

  5. I'm blown away that you made those! Wow! And wow!!!



  6. I love those bottle cap charms! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  7. those are amazing! i bet the coaches were absolutely floored by them! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  8. love these!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

  9. Great job, I'm sure they loved the gifts! Wonderful to "meet" you and thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  10. My hubby is a team coach, and I a team mom... I can tell you that those gifts you made are absolutely wonderful! That's a wonderful thing you've done! Thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday!

  11. He is so cute! and such wonderful gifts! Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We'll see you next week! -The Sisters

  12. awhhh what great gifts! :o) I am SO glad you linked up! I am going to have to remember this for when I have little ones! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy
    ohhh and ps your little guy is SO cute!

  13. Thank you so much for linking up in our Saturday Showcase this past week! We were thrilled to have you and hope that you stop back in on Saturday and link up more crafty ideas!

    Have a super weekend!
    Susie at Bowdabra