Monthly onsies... a project I've had in mind since before my dear Mags arrived. I thought they'd be a cute way to track her growth during her first year. Alas, I didn't complete them until month two of her sweet life, which means onesie one is out of the picture. But, better late than never, I suppose.
Here's the plan: I'll sit her in her cute rocker wearing the onesie that coincides with her current month of age and snap a picture. Lambie will join her to help illustrate her growth.
How the onesies came together:
Step 1: Purchase onesies for months 1 (or two, in my case) through 12, wash them, and iron them.
Step 2: Select fabric for your numbers and iron fusible webbing (stiffener) to the back of each piece. This is a two-sided iron-on material that will allow you to die-cut your numbers and iron them to the onesies. I used Ultrahold Heat-n-Bond by Therm O Web.
Step 3: Use a die-cutting machine to cut your numbers. I used the Fabrique by Making Memories. Note: If you don't have a die-cutting machine, you can use stencils to trace numbers and cut them out, or you can simply freehand cut them out. It's up to you!
I cut four of each number so I can make extra sets to give as gifts.
Step 4: Iron the numbers on the onesies.
Step 5: Take your photos onesie... errr, once a month. ;)
Since I was a slacker and missed month one, I'm starting with month 2. (How can my baby girl be two months old already?)
You'd think the photo taking would be the easy part. Yeah, not so much. Here are just a few of the MANY outtakes.
|When ever there's a camera out, Jack has to make an appearance.|
|Reese (dog speak for "cheese")|
|Whew! This picture-taking business is hard work.|
BTW, I'm thinking about selling these onesie sets. If you're interested in purchasing a set, please e-mail me at M2E2G at aol.com. I'm happy to use colors that work for your needs, and I can do sets for boys, girls, or I can keep 'em gender neutral. Just let me know. :)