Friday, November 14, 2008

Four Fun Onesies

Hey there, Stitchy Peeps!

So.....I did not get all the ornaments stitched yet. Eeeps! But I have a good excuse. I was busy making these:


Cute, right?? A dear friend is having a baby soon, and when I saw that onesies were on her gift registry, I got busy stitching.


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The bunny and the birdies are my favorites:

my fave
my other fave

Three of the four patterns are from Sublime Stitching...Emily Martin of Inside A Black Apple designed these cuties, and I thought they were perfect for the onesies. The piggy is from a small sheet of transfers that I purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft.

So, I beg of you, please do not be mad at me for not having the ornies done. I know I promised you that I would have pictures of completed ornaments, and I will have some soon, I swear.

How about until I have pics of all three, I just show you the one I have finished. Miss Paula, this is for you, darling:

ornie completed

I'm afraid this is nothing to brag about, my friends. My sewing skills are not so hot. Oh well, I still like it.

Here's the front:

front of ornie

And the back:

back of ornie

I learned something while I was putting this together: Hand sewing is far from relaxing when you're tired, stressed, and your youngest refuses to sleep even though it's far past his bedtime. Hmmph! I need to muster up some energy before I sit down and sew the other two ornaments.

I also need to muster up some energy to work on some Christmas gifts for my brother and his wife. Yikes, people! I have a lot to do!! I better wrap up this post and get busy! I will back soon with more stitchy goodness. Until then...

Happy Stitching!


Early Bird Special said...

OMG, the onesies are to die for cute!! Srsly. I like the little ornament too. I think it would also look sweet hanging on a door knob.

Güldem said...

They are soo cute:)ı love them:)

bookwormbethie said...

I think your ornie came out great! Are all 3 ornies for your family or are you giving them as gifts?

Miss Paula said...

Oh Kristi you are a gem! I feel the same you do about sewing. But I like what you have done. Thanks!!
The color is amazing.

Guess what I bought this week??Yep!
A box of 64 Crayola Crayons. They were a lot bigger when I was little. Your crayon pic inspired me. I also ordered the ornaments from Wild Olive.

My DH wanted to know why I bought crayons!!! FOR ME!

Thanks again!! Miss Paula

craft pig said...

oh the piggy is adorable!!

eydie said...

what do you put behind the onesie to stabilize it while you embroider?

Jenny S said...

The onesies are sooo adorable! xo

Kristi said...

Thanks for your kind comments everyone! You've made my day. :)

bwb--These are for our tree. I am being totally selfish and keeping them for, I mean, my family. ;)

Miss Paula, I am dying to but myself a big box of Crayolas! I just haven't done it yet. I need to have more color choices than the few that I have, which I think is 16...NOT ENOUGH, lol.

eydie, I didn't use anything to stabilize these onesies, though I usually use an iron-on stabilizer, or one that simply gets held in place by the q-snap. Since these were so tiny, I didn't feel like bothering with it, lol. I just went v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y...

Nancy Jones said...

Hi there. I just discovered your blog and I've been busy reading. Love it! I have a question since I am new to stitching. Do you ever have to worry about the thread bleeding onto the fabric you are stitching on? I love the onesies and that is what made me wonder if the thread ever bleeds....

Thanks for the great blog and the wonderful inspiration!

Kristi said...

Welcome Nancy! I am glad you found me. :)

I do worry about thread bleeding. When I stitch on something that I know will be washed, I am very careful when choosing what floss I use. I stick to good ol' DMC, as it is colorfast. If you're really worried about it, you could always rinse your floss first, though I have never personally done this and don't have any advice on how to do it or how well it works.

I look forward to seeing what you've been stitching! Be sure to visit again and provide a link to pictures of your stitching. :) :)

Hugs, Kristi

sewitsforyou said...

love eveything. the onesies are precious. Great job like always. The ornament looks like a little pillow...

laura said...

These are adorable...I love seeing the close-ups of Emily's designs...Too cute! A lucky baby!

Anonymous said...

They're just adorable! What stitch do you use for the outlines?

Anonymous said...

I am new to stitching and just love your site. I have a few questions, if you don't mind. When you stitch on t-shirts and onesies do you use a stabilizer? If so which one. Do the stitches stay nice after many washings? Do you use a hoop when your stitching? Thanks for all your help.

Kristi said...

Anonymous-Hi! And welcome. I don't know if both comments are from the same person or two anonymous people! Lol. Here are answers to both comments:

The stitch I use for the outlines, well, I don't know the technical term. Outline? Back stitch? Sorry I can't be more helpful. :(

I seldom use stabilizer, 'cause I HATE tearing it away. When I do use it, I use Sulky brand. So far, everything I've done has held up nicely. I don't know about things I've made for gifts, but the shirts I've stitched for my kids have been washed A LOT and still look great. :) For the most part I don't use a hoop, I prefer Q-snaps.


Anonymous said...

You have been such a big help. Why is the q-snaps better then a hoop and what size is a good one to start off with? Do they sell them in Jo-Anns and places like that?

Kristi said...

I prefer Q-snaps because they don't leave the mark/ring on your fabric that a hoop typically does. I think 8x8 is a good size to start with, or 6x6 if your project is really small.

I've yet to see Q-snaps at the craft stores; I bought mine at my LNS (local needlework shop), which primarily sells cross stitch supplies.


Anonymous said...

I'm Anonymous #1 :-)

Thanks for the information. I love all your projects!