babyhood / sewing projects

B is for Birdy

First of all thank you for all your thoughts and hellos on my last post. It was enlightening and encouraging to hear all the different perspectives and ideas on blogging and commenting. Thank you to all who took a moment to say hello, but I also want to say again, that my post wasn't meant to focus on people commenting or not on my blog. But it was simply was me thinking out loud about how I've been feeling about blogging lately…

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I printed up these onesies for Birdy this weekend. I've had these old letterpress stamps kicking around my house for years and I've always kind of wondered if they would actually work for printing. I just never tried. 

B is for Birdy

And even though it is the end of May and I just turned up my heat, I know that eventually summer will arrive and Birdy will be pretty much living in onesies. So of course, I need to "cute them up" a bit. 

This project took me all of five minutes. 

I love the way it turned out. 

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And I am seriously resisting the urge to put a big letter B on anything and everything. 

Birdy hasn't told me if she likes them or not. When I tried to get a photo of her she was screaming. She's such a baby

B is for Birdy

But every time I snap open her sleepers to reveal the big B on her chest, I feel like there's a super hero lurking underneath. 

Maybe I should make her a cape… 

First of all thank you for all your thoughts and hellos on my last post. It was enlightening and encouraging to hear all the different perspectives and ideas on blogging and commenting. Thank you to all who took a moment to say hello, but I also want to say again, that my post wasn't meant to focus on people commenting or not on my blog. But it was simply was me thinking out loud about how I've been feeling about blogging lately…

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I printed up these onesies for Birdy this weekend. I've had these old letterpress stamps kicking around my house for years and I've always kind of wondered if they would actually work for printing. I just never tried. 

B is for Birdy

And even though it is the end of May and I just turned up my heat, I know that eventually summer will arrive and Birdy will be pretty much living in onesies. So of course, I need to "cute them up" a bit. 

This project took me all of five minutes. 

I love the way it turned out. 

DSC_0008

And I am seriously resisting the urge to put a big letter B on anything and everything. 

Birdy hasn't told me if she likes them or not. When I tried to get a photo of her she was screaming. She's such a baby

B is for Birdy

But every time I snap open her sleepers to reveal the big B on her chest, I feel like there's a super hero lurking underneath. 

Maybe I should make her a cape… 

49 comments on “B is for Birdy”

  1. Very cute onesies! I love how you took stuff you had around the house to personalize her clothes.

    Love your blog by the way. I’ve been reading for weeks now. I don’t comment much but am trying to do more of it!

  2. I have a bunch of onesies I’ve been meaning to “cute up” for the various babies around me – this seems like a great idea and way faster than, say, embroidery.

  3. Very sweet–I love the cheerful colors!

    I saw your post waving “hi” to me over at Buttons Magee. I need to post about how the kitties are over one year old but still as fun as ever. Time keeps slipping away…

  4. too cute for words!

    …now just how many of these stamps do you have? If you wanted to go crazy and print J’s on everything, I could deal with that…(a *tiny* shop update?) *grins*

  5. This is adorable, and looks like much less work than my go-to onesie decoration of freezer stencils. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for good stamps.

  6. I’ve always loved letterpress stamps ever since my dad owned a print shop and I used to play with them and spell out my name. Ever since he sold the shop I’ve been on the lookout for them. I recently found some at an antique fair. I’m so happy to see them being used and loved by others. You’re blog is fantastic and looks so effortless. It took me a while to understand not every post has to be perfect or convey a message, but I’m glad when one does. Congrats on the new baby and looking forward to your next post.

  7. So is it okay it I copy you? But to do that do you have any tips… I have foam stamps that I think would work. Did you use fabric paint or do you have a favorite kind/type? Any other tips or links or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!jugsie 2 1 8 at yahoo dot com

  8. These are super cute! My 2 year old solves the cape problem by wearing a bib backwards and yelling ‘super baby’ as she leaps about.

  9. hi nancy! i’d love to see pix of the kittens when you get the chance. we currently have our last litter of kittens–everyone else has been spayed and neutered. they’ll be weaned in a week or so and then the momma is off to the clinic, too.

    rachel took beautiful DC pix, didn’t she?

  10. thank you tamra. i bet playing in that print shop was amazing. i love these stamps and wish i’d picked up more at the time. i found them at an antique shop (barn, actually) when we lived in WI. I was a regular there and the owner gave me a great deal. But he had tons. Wish I’d gotten more…

  11. I’m sure it would work with foam stamps, too. I used the small bottles of acrylic paints that come in tons of colors at any craft store and usually sell for about $1 or so each. For this project, I simply painted the acrylic on to the stamps with a brush. Then I use my hair dryer to “speed dry” the paint and set the color. I’ve never had any trouble with them fading. Usually the cloths wear out before the prints.

  12. I just read your post about comments (I’m a little behind…) so I’m going to delurk and say that I LOVE this. So simple but striking. Onesies don’t work well for my tall babe, but now I want to find a big C and get to work on all her t-shirts.

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