Welcome to my first ever I Love to Create blog post! I Love to Create is a new exciting website with tons of fun how-to projects brought to you by the people behind some of your favorite crafting products like Aleene’s Glues, Tulip Fashion Glitter and of course the glittery goodness of the Crafty Chica line! I’ll be posting an I Love to Create report every Thursday right here with the usual craftiness you expect from Naughty Secretary Club like how to guides, interviews, book reviews and more! Oh and by more I mean some contests, like today you could win a package of Crafty Chica Fabric Markers (see the bottom for details)!
For my first report I thought I would tie in the weekly onesie how-to we have been chatting about. Thus far we have chatted about embroidery and personalized appliques. This past Saturday was my onesie making baby shower and all my crafty friends plus a whole lot of craft supplies equaled outfit awesomeness. This is one well dressed baby and he or she is not even born yet. Join me in a pictorial guide to how to throw your own onesie making party!
STEP 1: Invite your friends. Hope and I whipped up a custom invitation using the skills we chatted about back in December in the Handmade Hellos post using an image from a vintage book called The Life Cycle Library for Young People. This couple was putting together nursery furniture so it seemed perfect.
Step 2: Decide what crafts you want your guests to conquer. I opted for embroidery by Sublime Stitching, tons of Tulip Fabric Paint, stencils by Stencil 1, fabric markers from the Crafty Chica, fabric appliqués and iron ons by Sukie and custom ones made using Tulip Photo Transfer Paper. Secure your supplies and of course your onesies. We went for a mix of sizes so that Lil’ Whip has an array of handmade outfits up to about a year old. Also there is nothing wrong with buying onesies at the thrift store, they are .69 and often come in cuter patterns than you kind find at Target and Babies R' Us.
Step 3: Set up stations and have plenty of work space. A girl needs elbow room to craft the perfect onesie so give it to her. Just look at my sister Hope using a cocktail umbrella as a paint stamp to make polka dots and Karly and Courtney weilding a Crafty Chica fabric marker! Each of our tables was stocked with supplies including a few craft books for inspiration. There was also a hot iron in the ready for appliqués and iron ons.
Step 4: Show off your handy work. We set up clothing lines in either corner of the room so that people could pin their onesies on the line to let them dry and show them off. It was so fun to see everyone’s handy work and some ladies opted to make 2 or 3!
Who says baby showers have to be lame? Most people dread them and can’t wait to leave, my friends stayed late and I could barely tear the paint out of their hands. What kinds of fun activities have you done at baby showers? Have you been to any other onesie making parties? What did you do there? Leave me a comment and let me know and you could win a package of Crafty Chica fabric markers so that you can decorate your own onesie! You have until Next Thursday February 12th to enter.
P.S. Thanks Vickie Howell and Cory Ryan for the pictures!