I have been the worst blogger... my bad.. I thought I should finally post about this project of mine.
Some of our closest friends from freshman year in college just had their baby girl. Jeremy was one of Steve's roommates and Kelsey lived next door... amazingly enough we both married these men and are now lucky to be neighbors! We are super duper excited for them and their new little baby. She is adorable. I like having my baby fix without actually having to face the reality of birthing the little wonder.
Anywho, I was trying to think of something I could make for them that wasn't too cutesy... there is a lot of cheesy stuff out there for babies and I wanted to think of something unique I could make. I love handmade things, for some reason they always seem so thoughtful. I have seen a lot of applique stuff online so I though I'd give it a try. They took some time, but they are totally worth it :) Maybe mothers out there will call me crazy for thinking that but come on, just cause your kid is going to throw up and poop all over their clothes doesn't mean they can't have some tasteful onsies right? Besides these are washable! As long as you wash your fabrics before hand you're golden.
I made three. One 0-3 month, one 3-6 month and a 12 month size. That way they will last longer I suppose.
All you will need:
FABRIC SCRAPS: If you are like me you will probably want to go buy some new scraps too... I get a little crazy if I am not careful when buying fabric. oops. They have scraps they sell at fabric stores. Whatever will do.
IRON ON ADHESIVE: I used Heat n Bond iron on adhesive ultrahold. I found it at walmart. It suggests you don't try to sew over it, so if you are wanting to do so I would go for a lighter adhesive.
IRON: of course to iron the adhesive to the fabric
NEEDLE AND THREAD: I hand stitched all around the edges of the triangles, even though there
were people who thought I was crazy. I thought it made them look more
handmade. I chose to sew around the edges with different colors too. My choice. To each their own.
I also chose to cut different shaped triangles for mine. The possibilities are endless my friends. Explore and invent.
I had a lot of fun making these. They turned out pretty snazzy if you ask me. Ill have to make some when Steve and I someday get up the guts to have children.
Anyway, I have been thinking of starting an Etsy shop. I really need to do it I just haven't yet. Maybe I could sell some of these... along with the other things I have been told to sell... Maybe I am just being lazy? There are a lot of things I should do, but just haven't.. like build my portfolio website. I'm still working on that. I just can't make up my mind on the design. I should just make up my mind already. Sigh.