Wednesday, July 14, 2010

baby gifts

Did you know that Joann's sells those packs of white Gerber onesies (don't forget your coupons)? Talk about blank slate to let inspiration roll! I may have mentioned that my brother and his wife are having a little girl. Their baby shower (sadly STATES, many miles, away) was last night and these were part of the gift package that I sent.

I had SO MUCH FUN with these!

For this one I bought a pack of paper doilies from the Dollar Store (I have TONS left over), cut it into different size pieces, laid them on the onesie and then used fabric paint over the doily. I thought the pattern looked very nautical, almost like rope. I tie some little bows in matching blue grosgrain ribbon and hand stitched one at the neck and then several on the bum (LOVE it!). I also had some white cord and used the same ribbon to make a little headband.

This one has been in my head ever since I did this tutorial. I'm SO glad I finally had an excuse to do this! I used this crazy rainbow printed knit and just cut out the colors I liked, but it left some fun shading. Then I tried my hand at a little embroidery flossing. I didn't get a picture of the little clip I did for this one because I literally was blowing the glue dry as I was wrapping the packages. lol

I found a little iron on initial (the baby's name starts with "O") for this one. By way, my new favorite way to initially attach an applique is with spray adhesive, thank you Adventures in Dressmaking! The headband has a bunch of different sized hearts layered on top of each other.

Another blue one for you! My friends tease me, but I LOVE putting girls in colors you don't expect. I took a lot of tips from this tutorial for the "necklace" and then some tulle and ribbon for the flower. I made a larger version of the same flower for the little clip. Once again, I LOVE adding something fun on the bum!

Here is a little tip, if you have lots of cute baby clips but your sweet baby is a baldy (like mine was), just attach the clips to a plain headband!

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  1. You did such a great job! I love the one with the necklace and corsage. So cute!

  2. OH.MY.GOODNESS. Those are the sweetest onesies I've ever seen! I think the idea to paint over paper doilies for the lace effect is brilliant! And the little tutu~ how sweet! I wish I knew of a baby girl to make these for! :)

    Thank you for stopping by Beautiful Nest, and saying hello! I am going to go follow your blog now! :) Have a great day!

  3. Hi Sarah, I am here to answer the question you left at {Beautiful Nest} about the mini leg warmers. I hope this helps. Okay, once you cut the foot portion of the sock off, set it aside, you won't need it. Pull the fabric inside out. To make the top ruffle I pinched a portion of the fabric in my hands and ran that portion through the sewing machine. Once you've sewn each leg warmer inside out you need to reverse the fabric and sew them a couple times that way as well. Does this help answer your question?

    BTW, your onesies are too cute!

    Blessings, Belle

  4. Thanks for visiting, and for the further explanation Belle!

  5. Hi!
    Once you buy the stamp, making your own labels is super cheap! One bottle of fabric paint has lasted me over a years worth of creating things and the ribbon sells for around a $1 per spool so pretty cheap!
    Hope you have fun making labels
    Your onsies are super cute btw!

  6. Thanks Hilda! I think I may actually have a stamp that could work. Will pick up the rest of the materials from Joann's this week.