Guest post: Teresa from Creative Cowgirl + GIVEAWAY

Month by Month My First Year Onesie Tutorial

Howdy there! My name is Teresa and I blog at Creative Cowgirl. I am super excited to be blog swapping here at Wayward Girls' Crafts. I love all sorts of crafts from scrapbooking to paper crafting to sewing. You can read more about me and my blog by clicking on my blog button.

I am a Mommy of three adorable kiddos ages 7, 2 and 5 months. I find that time has been going by so fast with my newest little one and I wanted to be sure that I was documenting her growing as much as I did with my other two.

Today, I am sharing with you a fun gift for the new mom since the Wayward Girls are welcoming a new addition to their family!

I picked out a digital scrapbooking kit from Designer Digitals and using Photoshop Elements came up with 12 months of tags for me to add to my daughter’s onesies. I used a 3.5” square but you can use a circle or even a fancier shape like a dinosaur or a star.

Month by Month Onsie Promo Page copy
I saved each image as a jpeg and imported it into my Silhouette Studio software. I then mirrored the image before printing. Using the “print and cut” feature. I printed each one out on printable iron-on transfer paper and then ironed them on to her onsies.

Start by heating up your iron and prepare your iron on a hard surface. Pressure is your friend.
Lay down an old pillow case and iron out all the wrinkles.
Then lay out your onsie and iron it to get the moisture and wrinkles out and place your iron on printed side down.
Then iron using the cotton setting and press down as hard as possible. The instructions said to iron for about one minute. Then let it cool. Slowly peel one corner of the paper and peel it back.
You will have a personalized onsie in minutes!
I then did a bit of sewing…to fancy it up. I made a little flower out of Hawaiian ribbon I had and then sewed ribbon on the edge of the neckline.
These are great for a baby shower gift. You can just package up the transfers and print out some cute directions and let the new Mommy iron it on the onsie, that way the size is correct.
Then she can start snapping away with her camera…
I would love to share a set of these with one of Wayward Girls' Crafts' readers. All you have to do is leave a comment here with your best baby advice. I know new and seasoned Moms can always use some hints!

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Thanks so much to the Wayward Girls and congrats on the new addition!

Winner will be announced next week. You can enter through Tuesday, June 28, 2011.


Just Jaime said...

I love this idea! Great shower gift. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Jordan McCollum said...

Great idea! I especially love the collage picture with the five-month milestones! I always want to do stuff like this with my kids, but never seem to get around to it.

Thanks for sharing with us, Teresa!

Heather Landry said...

This is such a cool idea! I love the onesie and the idea behind it. A really neat way to document milestones!

Tracy said...

Such a neat idea. I wish I would have thought of something like this when my girls were babies. They are 21, 20 and 16 yrs old, so I think I am a tad to late, lol.

My advise to a new mom is.....everyone wants to tell you how to raise your baby. Do what you think is best, not what everyone else says ;)

gruvyteacher said...

I love these, I want these! My advice as a new/seasoned mom....enjoy every minute of it because it goes by so fast and even those not so fun times are only for a season!

Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

I love this idea. Wish I'd thought of it for my son!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Emilee said...

I love the idea! I think the best advice is to enjoy every moment you have because my son is already one and it went by so fast.

AsylumTanya said...

I wish I had thought of that when my little ones were really little ones. Maybe I'll have some more! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

How sweet and so very creative! Thanks for linking up at Craft Junkie Too. Hugs!

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

This is such a cute idea it is a great idea for pictures and looking back and seeing how much they have grown from one month to the next

Brit said...

I am loving the month by month clothing out there now! This is a super cute pattern. Wish I would have seen this when my kids were still in their "month" ages ;) Still can use it for gifts tho :) Thanks for linking up this week! We appreciate it, and hope to see more of you in the future!

Tracijoy0927 said...

I love this idea! New momma of a two month advice is to laugh...need to listen to that more myself!

Jill said...

How cute! You're right, they would make a great gift!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Anna said...

What a CUTE idea! I wish I had seen this before my daughter was born! I took her picture every month but it would have been fun to have these. If I win I'm totally giving them to one of my pregnant friends!!!

Thank you for sharing this at the Weekend Warrior Link Party.


Evelene S said...

So cute for a new baby. Best baby advice I can give is to enjoy each day or sleepless night because it all goes too fast!
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BluBabesCreate said...

I did a month-by-month for my son. Really cute ideas with the onesies though.

Jill Sarginson said...
completely adorable. must save this! love!

Julianna said...

Great idea! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays!

Ashley said...

thanks for linking!!! i love this SOOOOOO MUCH!

KellyS said...

What a great idea! I am going to have to try this out when my baby arrives!

Jami said...

That is a precious idea!!! Super cute baby! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!

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