Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Crafty Tuesday - Monthly Onesies

Like I have said before, I am always on the lookout for good ideas for baby gifts, since I know so many people having babies. I have found it to be a challenge to come up with some gifts when people don't share the name of their baby before the birth, or when they don't know what they are having. This is mostly tough for me because I do mostly personalized gifts, which are usually gender specific. Not to mention that a lot of my baby gifts go to coworkers, so I don't feel like I can give the same gift to people, I feel like I have to change things up a bit.

I have seen the monthy onesie stickers that you can purchase and stick on a onesie to document the first year and how a baby grows. I thought those were cute, but I was pretty sure that stitched onesies would be even cuter! I knew that this baby was a boy, but not his name. I tried to match the fabrics to the holidays that occur during that month (I knew when the baby would be born, because I knew she was scheduled for an induction), so I used orange for October, brown for November, etc.

I have to say, these onesies were quicker to do than I expected! Which was a very nice surprise indeed, since onesies are often a bear to stitch on due to the small size. And I was pleased with the final result. And more importantly, so was my coworker!

These are the first six months, because I didn't start making them until the afternoon of the shower, so it turned into a mad dash just to finish and I did not have time to take pictures of the last half of the group of onesies. But you get the idea anyway:

Monthly Onesie - 0

Monthly Onesie - 1

Monthly Onesie - 2

Monthly Onesie - 3

Monthly Onesie - 4

Monthly Onesie - 5

Monthly Onesie - 6

See what everyone else has to share at Carrie's!

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Swistle said...

Those are WONDERFUL! I LOVE them!

Unknown said...

SOOO stealing this idea! THIS is genius, Mag!