Thursday, September 29, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts: Embellished Onesies

I love baby showers. I really do. Especially the kind where you just kind of hang out and chit chat and swap pregnancy/birth/motherhood stories and eat yummy food and ooh and aah over the decorations and cute presents and favors. Those are my favorite. Tonight I got to attend one such shower and had a fabulous time. Two gals were being honored tonight, one who's due with her 3rd boy in about a week and another who's expecting her 3rd girl towards the end of November. Cool, huh?

Of course making baby stuff is a real treat for me, so I thoroughly enjoyed spending this afternoon creating some one-of-a-kind onesies to gift to my fellow expectant mommys. I did something similar a while back for another friend's shower and had such a good time with it then that I thought I'd try it again. ( I have to say, Pinterest came in real handy when I was looking for ideas. Do you Pinterest yet?)

As usual I started with a couple packs of white onesies, but this time I bought those kimono-style tees as well because they're just so stinking cute. Here's the boy batch which includes...

... an appliqued elephant...

... a gray linen whale with tiny button eye...

... a creeping button caterpillar...

... and a dapper polka dotted bow tie.

The girl batch included...

... a strip of lace with some mother-of-pearl buttons down the center...

... a floral birdy...

... white eyelet ruffle trim...

... and a pink knit ruffle.

And just for a little humor, each one got one of these as well. (In case you can't tell, these are appliqued to the backside.)



I wish I'd had time to take a picture of them packaged, but I was in a little bit of a rush. All I did was roll up each onesie and tie it with some twine. I had some little tin buckets and filled them with the onesies, then attached a tag to the handle with a pink or blue ribbon.

I had so much fun making these- hope my friends like them, too!

9 comments:

the lovebirds said...

so adorable!!!! you are too talented. ha ha! I am still looking for my piece so i can get your help! i am so anxious to find a piece. xo

Melissa and Bryan said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE!!! I was so excited when I saw them, just ask my husband!! They are SO stinking cute!! And the way you wrapped them really was adorable! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I love them!! You are so talented!! I can't wait to put them on my little guy!!!

hechthm said...

I'm kind of new to the whole DIY scene and I was wondering if you could help me out! I have a 3 year old and a 4 month old at home and I would just love to make stuff like this! I share your joy in making baby stuff! Could you tell me how you put the animals on the onesies? I love the elephant (the theme for my littlest man) and the caterpillar! Did you make your own elephant? If it is easier to e-mail me my e-mail is hechthm@hotmail.com. Thank you so much!!

Rhiannon said...

So cute! All of them! My fave is the caterpillar, and have featured it on my blog. What a great finish you've done.

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Joel Watson said...

Baby showers are actually the perfect time to get together with friends and talk about a variety of modern baby gifts, apart from sharing your pregnancy or birthing experiences. Thanks for imparting those beautiful embellished onesies.

infinity said...

Do you have instruction for your Caterpillar onesie, I love it

Infinity