Friday, February 27, 2009

Rocket Man

Here's a gift I made recently for a new, little man at church. The pattern for the rocket and alien ships are from Jenny Hart's Sublime Stitching and the booties are Heather Bailey's Bitty Booties. All in all a very simple, fun and fast gift to make.

One trick I used for the first time was to iron a piece of plastic coated freezer paper (plastic side down) to the underside of the onesie where I would be embroidering. The paper provided the perfect stablizer for the delicate tee and kept it from stretching while I worked. Once my needlework was finished, I tore away the paper (gently!) and voila - done.

Ah, the wonders of freezer paper. If you're new to the freezer-paper-as-crafting-tool game, here are a few links to open up your world even more:

The Crafty Crow

Have fun!


Larissa Holland said...

beautiful, as usual. I feel so privileged to have gotten sneak peeks of some of this stuff.
thanks for the freezer paper tip for the embroidering, I wouldn't have thought to do that. I guess if it leaves tiny bits under the stitching after it is torn away, that'll wash out, right? hmmm. I'd like to try it!
Some people I know are going to need some baby gifts soon. (knowingly sliding index finger aside of nose)

Robyn said...

L - I just use tweezers to get out any bits of paper under the stitching, but even that is rarely necessary if you take your time pulling the paper out in the first place.

And I know one person who would welcome embellished onesies, since she only tends to take the time to craft clothing for other people's kids.

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute! I have been wanting to get back into needlepoint and something like this would be perfect.

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