Saturday, March 28, 2009

freezer paper onesies

My BFF Kelly just had an enormous baby boy. I am supposed to go visit sometime soon and I am REALLY excited. I can't wait to meet him. They waited to find out whether they were having a boy or a girl, so I wanted to make a boyish present, now that I know.

I made some bird stencils when Jane was a baby, for her onesies, and I had fun doing them. They're fast, and pretty, and the next best thing to screen printing. I dream of screen printing, but we have zero space for it now. For the new (9 LB!) baby boy, I went with camping, sailing, puppies, bikes, and robots. All pretty gender neutral, in my opinion, but what do I know- I'm a feminist.

After watching me attempt to draw a bike about 20 times, Chase finally helped me out with this awesome shirt, which ended up looking more like a jersey than a baby onesie.

I dyed the material bright yellow before I did anything else, because a brand new white onesie is just asking for it. In my house, they hardly ever survive the first wearing. And I used navy blue fabric paint, although it ended up looking black. Which is okay, because it was only after I got home that I realized I had chosen our high school colors. Ah... congratulations? Go Bulldogs?

Anyway, I like the way they turned out. And that robot might end up on a few more items of clothing around here.


nuf said...

oh my gosh! i LOVE these. I may have to copy you. is that okay?

xieferris said...

these are very cute!

Kate said...

you should definitely make some jen! they are fun and easy, and the girls like to pick out designs for their clothes. Wren has a shirt with a deer on it she would never wear, otherwise.