Friday, September 24, 2010

Oh Baby! {Mini Tutorial}

It's sometimes frustrating that MANY great blogs and tutorials out there are in reference to mothers who make awesome things for their babies and kids! Since I have NO children and won't any time soon, I never really get to partake in any of these crafty creations.

Fortunately, I have friends that have kids! Two of my friends in particular are having little was just born not too long ago and the other had her shower this past weekend. Having a small budget didn't allow for much shopping from their registry, so of course I decided to create the gifts myself :)

The one family decided to do a jungle theme for their little girls room. I made a framed monogram for the baby's room (or wherever they choose to use it!) out of a jungle print fabric and a cutout "R" from two contrasting fabrics and adhering it using Heat-n-Bond. The little wooden animals made the frame that much cuter!

I also made a matching onesie. I've LOVED this design by Running with Scissors for quite some time now and finally had an excuse to make it! I wasn't too sure about the jungle print for a girl as a dress...but it turned out super adorable! 

I used my friend Katie's technique of adhering cutout fabric of the giraffe's on the front of the dress...I also used a zig zag stitch for reinforcement and to give it a little texture. I hope they love the goodies just as much as I do!

Here is the other onesie I made for my friend who had her shower this past weekend. I used a fabric that I got from Larry's grandmother that I LOVE. So bright and girly!

The above photo is what I originally wanted the dress to look like in regards to the embellishment on the top...turns out the fabric (possibly from it being older) didn't adhere to the onesie too well! That idea had to be scratched so I ended up sewing on three floral buttons which turned out just as adorable! :)

I also used a special setting for a floral stitch on the bottom yellow band that turned out just so cute! It's the little details that matter. :)

Hope these little girls strut their stuff in these dresses when they get big enough to wear them!



Unknown said...

Adorable! I'm sure your friends loved the handmade factor!

shoppingaholic said...

How cute!! I want to go in my own childhood and create all this for me. I don't wanna bug my mum cus I have already bugged her a lot!! lol

Katie said...

OMG! The picture frame turned out great!!! And I love the second onesie!!!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I think the jungle fabric is cute for a girl with all the little animals making heart shapes! :) I recently made a similar dress for my daughter's birthday.