Friday, May 27, 2011

Shirt Season, Part 2!

Who's ready for another round of embellished baby shirts?  Meeeeeee!  Here are the lovely tiny onesies I received from my sweet partner in the Craftster Baby Onesie Swap:


You can click on the photo to enlarge it to see all the cutey-cute details.  My personal fave is the Texas shirt = adorable.  Oh, and the little brood of 9 chicks!  I can't wait to see littlest Monkey in them all.  Which is your favorite? 

And these are the shirts I sent my partner:


More screen printing (FUN!), stencils and lots of applique.   Looove the applique.  If you have any questions about the shirts (techniques, products, etc.) please don't hesitate to leave your question in the comments... I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!  :-)

I'll have just one more shirt post for this particular Shirt Season, and then we'll be done 'til autumn.  (I'm still waiting to receive one package, but it's currently in the creation stage, so that post will be a while in coming.)

What else am I up to these days?

Most days, in between power naps and homeschooling, I do some sewing.  Or a lot of sewing.  Depends on how sleepy or swollen (already!) I am.  I suppose my old {feeling} body + this new pregnancy is taking most of my energy these days.  Well, that and my 8 other amazing Monkeys.  And a very, very naughty cat.  But that post will come another day. . . soon.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's Shirt Season again! Part 1

First, let me say "thank you" for all the prayers, kind words and well-wishes for our newest little Monkey and me!  At 18 weeks, baby and I are doing very well, and are even on the "regular" prenatal schedule now!  We don't know yet if we're having a boy or a girl (ultrasound in 2 weeks), although I have to admit I'll be a little skeptical of any  prediction since the whole Ella / Owen debacle.  My fatigue and nausea has greatly subsided, so I should be blogging more, working more, sewing more for the next few months!

About those shirts. . . .

Once again, I organized and swapped in the Baby Onesie Swap over on Craftster.  I used my favorite embellishing techniques of applique, reverse applique, embroidery and stencils, plus a new one:  screen printing!  (I used StencilPro screens.  AMAZING.)  I'm loving this new technique. . . .


 And another screen print + reverse applique. . . .


Rough applique + stencil. . . .


Rough applique. . . .


Felt applique + embroidery (Boy Girl Party inspired). . . .


As always, I had so much fun making the shirts for this swap.  (I'll post the next five shirts once my other partner receives them!)  I just received a package of sweet little onesies for the new Monkey yesterday, so I'll post those soon.  Until then, I hope your days are peaceful and blessed!  :)