One of my girlfriends, Amber
, is due with twins in November, and she recently found out she and her husband are going to be blessed with 2 little girls!
I was so stinking excited to go shopping for little girl clothes! I love my boys, but there is nothing, and I mean nothing like shopping for little girlie outfits! I was not disappointed and found some CAH-UTE little things.
But I also wanted to make some things myself.
Be prepared for some serious cuteness!
I recently purchased some white flocked heat transfer to use with my Silhouette machine and decided now was an excellent time to try it out!
I found 4 cute pink onesies at Walmart (Did you notice the ruffley sleeves? Cute!) to act as the backdrop of my designs.
I came up with 4 fun designs using the fonts on my computer and various images from the Silhouette image library.
The first set of onesies I wanted to make were a big sis/little sis set. I mean really, where are you going to find a big sister onesie for an infant? You pretty much have to make your own!
The for the second set of onesies I wanted something simple and girlie. So I made two variations of “cute as a button” adding various flourishes to the scalloped oval and the buttons.
(Of course my husband looked at these onesies and said “cute as a what??” which made me second guess my design, but I still think they’re cute!)
For the final Big Sister/Lil’ Sister onesies I tacked on some ribbon bows to the ends of the doily banner. The image of the doily banner has its own ribbons, but they were so small when cut by the Silhouette that they just weren’t going to work. I like the real bows better!
Another look at the doily banner.
You can also see how plush the flocked heat transfer is. I love it!
The extra flourishes really add something fun to the cute as a button design.
To help emphasize that the buttons are buttons (*ahem, hubs*) I stitched some pink thread through the “button holes.”
And because I was having so much fun with my Silhouette, I decided to use it to help decorate the gift bag, too! I used a little 3-D baby bootie template to make the shoe and threaded pink ribbon through as a lace. I also turned a decorative tag into a card by copying and pasting the tag image next to the original and welding the two together. Then I also cut the tag at a slightly smaller size out of white cardstock so I could write my message to Amber inside the card.
This was too much fun! I can’t wait to play with the flocked heat transfer some more. I have many more ideas spinning in my head for it!