i was so excited to get to do the favors and such for a baby shower that was being held in san francisco, but hosted by someone from santa barbara. . . since most of my friends are on babies 2 and 3, i am not getting to throw many baby showers, so i feel so lucky that my work allows me to do the fun parts for other people. for this shower, i made nest placecards using gorgeous nests i found at williams sonoma (on sale!), beautiful jordanian pearlized almonds from patchi chocolates and vellum paper strips. we also made the bebe sign (thank you martha stewart) out of floral wire (my husband shaped the letters, i love him for being able to do stuff like that) and then wrapped silk flowers around to make quite a charming little mobile! the favors were madeleines from our new french patiserrie in town, renaud’s (people swear that his croissants are as good as if you were sitting at a sidewalk cafe in paris). we wrapped the madeleines in parchment paper, tied them with chocolate brown bakery twine, attached a small piece of lavendar and a small merci tag, a perfect little something. . .