Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Baby Otis

My old college roommate and running partner, Tia, is having a baby next month! They aren't finding out if it's a boy or a girl, but the nursery is jungle-themed so for the shower a couple weeks ago I made some generic animal onesies and wrapped them up with bibs from her registery and some all-purpose pads to look like a sushi roll ... something Tia's had to do without over the course of her pregnancy and I know she misses it!! I got the sushi idea from etsy a while ago and hung onto it since I knew I could make it for Tia myself with homemade goodies :)

Charlotte Rose

my boss, Christie, had a little girl in October named Charlotte Rose so I used my new Alice in Wonderland-themed embroidery patterns to make her a onesie with a rose theme ... The front has "painting the roses red" and the back has a rose on the butt, like Lola's pirate :)

I also made an Alice tank for Charlotte's big sister, Kate:
with Alice and the Cheshire Cat on the front and a "bread & butterfly" on the back"

Lola Pearl Murphy

when my friend Heather said she was pregnant with a little girl, I knew exactly what I wanted to make for her ... anything with pirates on it!! :) Since I am totally in love with all things elsiecake, I first went to work on embroidering a onesie with a cute skull on the lower back, because I knew Lola would be sassy.

next I revisited a favorite pattern (Taylor's Jumper!) and altered it a bit to be 100% pink with just one skull pocket. I took the skull pattern from a patch in Son of Stitch 'N Bitch and it fit perfectly! The buttons also have skulls on them - I found them at The Treasure Hunt in Carpinteria!

I know Heather will love it ... what do you expect from someone who throws a Dia De Los Muertos baby shower?? :)