I guess it’s not really so much a tutorial as it is an easy baby gift idea that you can do in a matter of minutes. Yesterday my hubby called me and said “I forgot to tell you that we are having a baby shower at the office tomorrow for Dr. X’s wife and we need a gift. Can you make something tonight?” Me: “Um…. yeah. I got you covered!” So I racked my brain for something that I could give in addition to one of the easy receiving blankets I made recently for just this reason (you know, last minute baby shower gifts always come in handy.) That is when I remembered that the other day I bought some Fabric Fuse Permanent Adhesive. So thus I came up with the idea that I would find something cute to applique on some plain white onsies. I perused the aisle of Ross and found a bed sheet set for $7 and of course the set of onsies (5 in the pack.) Here is what you do:
All you need are these three items, scissors and 5 minutes
1 pack of white onsies
1 pack of Fabric Fusable Permanent Adhesive
Cute sheet, fabrics, or whatever to cut out pieces from
Step 1: Cut out all of your appliques
Try to get as close in size/shape as possible- If there is extra adhesive on the outside simply fold it onto itself
Step 2: Cut the Adhesive to fit to the applique.
Step 3: Follow the directions on the adhesive packaging for applying to fabrics. (Should say to peel one side of the paper off the adhesive and place on the applique-face up- then remove other peice of paper and place on main fabric.)
Step 4: For wearable clothing tumble dry on low for 15 minutes.
That’s it! Seriously only takes 5 minutes and you have an adorable personlized baby shower gift.
So cute and so easy!
Get creative with it! Have fun!
Recently I have been practicing my sewing. I am slowly improving each time. I’ve made Stinkerbell quite a few simple a-line dresses/jumpers with linings. Today I decided to try to make some baby gifts for two family members who are due in the next few months. I thought it would be fun to make them some cute burp cloths. It turned out to be pretty easy to do! Here’s what I did.
What you need:
4 cloth diapers
1 yard of cute fabric (something washable)
sewing thread and machine
iron and ironing board.
What to do:
1. Prewash all your fabric and then iron out any wrinkles.
2. cut 4 strips of fabric the width and length of the center of the diaper plus 1″ on all sides.
3.Fold the long sides in even with the center of the diaper. Iron and pin in place.
4. Flip the diaper over and fold the top and bottom in as follows: Fold in half and then over the back of the diaper. Iron and pin in place.
5. Sew the fabric to the diaper across the width of the back on both the top and bottom. See picture below:
6. Sew the long part on the front of the diaper to the diaper. Try to get as close to the edge as possible. Do both sides.
7. That’s it. You’re done. Now marvel at your AWESOMENESS. Then go make some soon-to-be-mommies day with a personal gift that costs you no more than $8 to make 🙂
Make sure to iron once more when you are done. I didn't before I took the pic.
Front and back view
Seriously my mom drives me crazy sometimes. All I said on the phone was that Princess is not a big eater. I just got an hour long lecture about how children eat, using an “on demand” feeding schedule (which I don’t), and how if I let her know I’m worried about her eating then she will use it to manipulate me. Um….. I never said I was worried about her eating. As a matter of fact MOM I said that she is growing and developing fine so I’m not worried about her being a picky eater. Also, I don’t use a demand feeding schedule as there is way too much shit for me to do in the day and she will eat when scheduled because that is what normal people do anyways. I will say that I am glad she called because I may have forgotten that she is coming to visit tomorrow….. oops
So today I was minding my own business watching the Emmy’s when all of the sudden I was bitten by a Zombie baby. See here is evidence:
Zombie child biting my arm
I told my husband about this and he was all “what? Princess is not a zombie.” Then I’m all “are you f’ing kidding me…. she totally just tried to eat my arm. That’s what zombies do. They eat living people.” So then I got no response which means that he doesn’t care that within the next 24-48 hours I could possibly turn into a zombie. I tied of the arm to prevent it from spreading so I may not turn into a zombie, but chance are not good. I got worried when my arm turned blue so I had to take the tourniquet off. I feel that I have aptly warned my husband of the inevitable result of me turning into a zombie when I yelled at him “WHY DON”T YOU CARE THAT I WILL TURN INTO A ZOMBIE” and he continued to ignore me so if I try to eat him later he shouldn’t have ignored me. I’m just saying…..
Today was an awesome day in the Faull household. My little bundle of love decided that she would start the Army crawl today! YAY! I put her on the floor on her blanket and lined some of her toys up at the end. I guess she really wanted to play with one so she slowly wiggled her way there. I find it HILARIOUS that she wanted the cellphone toy. She is definitely her mother’s child. I decided that I wanted to get this on video. So I ran to the other room, which apparently to her was quite funny (thanks LC for laughing at your fatty momma running- I will pay you back for this much later in life.) I make it back to the living room with the camera (which is really just my cellphone because I want to send the video to my hubby) and what do you know, she refuses to do it again. She went so far as to start crying when I started recording. I think she did this so that it would look like I’m a meany. I swear I’m not. Well, eventually I gave up and ended up with a video of her flailing about while crying. Oh well, better luck next time.
In addition to the army crawl she was able to sit up for a longer period today. Again, YAY LC! I was such a proud mamma. For those who don’t know (which is probably no one since Jennie and April are the only ones who follow this blog, and well you guys already know LC’s back story) LC was born 9 weeks premature. While she is 6 months old at this point, her adjusted age is 4 months. So her ability to sit without support for about 30 secs just proves my point that she is a super genius child and that when she is in middle school she will have to defer to her dad for help on her homework, because lets face it I’m not going to have a CLUE what the answer is.
Lastly, LC has food issues. She generally refuses to eat more than four ounces at a time. However, today, twice, she took in 5 ounces! This time I didn’t have to make her drink it 🙂 For those of you who may think that it is mean to make your child eat, suck it. If I didn’t then she would only consume two ounces every four hours and that is not good. So yes, I make her eat, and no I don’t think it will make her have “issues” later. Also, today she ate peaches for the first time. Lets just say they were not as big of a hit as the pears were. When she took the first few bites she made a sour face and gave me the what is this shit look. She did however eat them. I must say though, Disney, your peaches smell like dirty feet. Ew. And just to keep with the trend for the day, she wouldn’t make the face again when I tried to video it. I gave the camera to my hubby but, alas, she evaded the camera again. All we got was a picture of her lower torso as she lunged out of the picture.
So....... does that mean midgets get all the free babies?
So I totally saw this today while out and about. I WISH it was that easy!
as a matter of fact I apparently am FAR from it. I’ve always known that I don’t have the greatest singing voice, but thought that it wasn’t the worst ever.
Well, my three month old begs to differ. Every time I try to sing to her she cries or squirms around as if she is extremely uncomfortable. One would think that moving someone to tears with your singing would be a good thing. Nope, not here. These are most definately not tears of joy by any means. You know how I know this? Because my child ever so nicely swats at my mouth and whines/cries until I stop. Yes, at three months old this is what she does. Initally I though it a coincidence. However, this “fluke” occurs EVERY time I try to sing to her.
So, for the sake of my child (and the pitiful souls within earshot) I officially put away the desire to sing my child to sleep. Hey, look at the up side….I still get to rock her to sleep and if she sucks at singing she can’t blame me!