This weekend, I was able to craft a bit for Brady Gaga – and finally got his / her monthly photo onesies finished! It wasn’t a hard project, per se, but it just had a lot of steps and took some time.
First, I designed what I wanted to numbers to look like – nothing too elaborate, but I wanted something more than just a painted number. So I came up with dotes around the number in a circle, but that ended up not working, so I did just a circle with the number inside. Then I had to print out all the numbers and circles onto freezer paper – then cut out – for my freezer paper stencil.
Here’s everything ready to be assembled:
This is when I realized I should have asked my sister if I could have custody of the Slice when she was in India. That would have been helpful – then I would not have had to cut everything out by hand. And I also have decided I could truly benefit from a Silhouette cutting machine – it is pretty high on my wish list 🙂 as it can cut paper and fabric! Anyway…
Then I ironed on all the numbers and circles onto the onesies. Here are all the prepped onesies – I just had to put a little piece of parchment paper inside the onesie before I started painting.
Here is a onesie in the middle of the painting process:
And here is all of the onesies after being painted, drying.
And here they are in all their glory, after I peeled off the freezer paper and heat set them all:
I really love how they turned out! And they are all organic cotton onesies, which is great. I would like to figure out how to do this concept a little quicker, so that I can make it as gifts for friends. I am thinking that maybe the Silhouette could really help me out in that respect. Maybe a fabric number applique instead of the paint?
I know I only have 0-11, for month 12, Brady Gaga will wear a normal outfit, like JJ did in his monthly photos.
And here is the little man himself, wishing everyone a happy President’s Day!
(I love his outfit, I think it makes him look like he went to the U!)