So this is probably my favorite gift to give at a shower right now. I just think they are adorable! My boys always wore onesies….my mom used to make fun of me about it cause they ALWAYS had them on under stuff. I just wanted something soft as the closest thing to their skin, ya know? Anyway, I like them. And I absolutely love how the idea of stamping some personalized ones for a gift! Even if you don’t use their name or anything, you can easily make them gender specific.
Matthew asked me to make something for one of his soldiers. His wife had a baby just 3 weeks before they deployed. Honestly I cannot imagine shouldering that – on either side! I can’t imagine missing so much of your baby’s life and I also can’t imagine not having your spouse there to help out. Especially in the middle of the night! Please keep that family in your prayers. I know this sort of thing happens all the time with military families – but it doesn’t make it right.
So these are the onesies I made for them. Some of the images and sentiments I used are the ones I have used before. Some are new! For all of this I used Palette inks stamped on Gerber onesies.
An up close shot of one I made using Melanie Muenchinger’s set Wee Tees. I love some of the cute little images she had in that set and wanted to find a way to incorporate them into a onesie design….so I stamped the onesie on a onesie and went from there! I think it’s kinda cute!
And to package them, I rolled them up neatly and then tied a wide satin ribbon around them. Easy and cute!
And I recently talked to someone I had given a set of these to before and she commented that the ink wore quite well. I think if I wash them first, they would last even better. But somehow I never quite buy the onesies with enough time to accomplish that before I need to have the gift ready! I do heat set the ink with my heat gun after I stamp it. Just to make sure it’s really set in there!