Sunday, August 12, 2012

Onesie... twosie... threesie...

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 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. :)


jengd said...

Durn cute! ;)

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

She is beautiful! and that cutter is so cool. Love your onesies really cute idea.

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Tamika said...

Congrats she's adorable and so is the onesies idea!

Lisa said...

She's precious. And I think there was a crafty project in here that was cute, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Megan, we've only met once: At Buffalo CK, 2010 ... when we talked about babies during a class. I was heartbroken when I later put the timeline together. :( I just wanted to tell you how beyond thrilled I am to see your photos of little Mags. God bless.

scrappinmommom said...

Megan, she is beautiful. Have been checking to see if there were new photos and what a beauty.
Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

She is adorable! Love all your fun ideas!

Keri said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Megan! :) Just look at that adorable girl, and love this monthly-onesie idea, what a cute look & a great gift idea, thanks for sharing.

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Natasja Cats - Verbeek said...

She is so cute!!


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natalie said...

I'm seriously not tryint to stalk you, but I am DYING to know how you guys are doing. I can't wait to hear about M's first Halloween and her costume!!!