Thursday, August 19, 2010

crafternoon delight: elephant onesie

so...you all know i don't really SEW on a sewing machine...that would be silly, since i hoard yards and yards of fabric in my basement. who needs a sewing machine when you can hand stich something with love? i know...i'm making excuses.

listen, i'm going to learn. one of these days. kate needs to teach me. see, kate has an adorable business called ittsybittsy.com where she sews on onesies all the live-long day. so what do i give her at her baby shower the other night? a onesie that i sewed on. i know, stupid, right? but i couldn't help myself.even though i sew on onesies for baby gifts, i love it when people give me handcrafted gifts too. so whatever. i mean, SEW whatever. get it? whew!
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i googled "elephant template" in google images to find a simple ditty to trace. and i don't remember where the template is from...sorry, creative person who came up with this. if you're interested, there are instructions on how to do applique here.
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anyway, earlier that same day, i put lila in a fancy dress to take her 2 year pictures. i guess, the rule of thumb in photography is that you can photograph everyone else's children, but not your own.
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as they will completely ignore your efforts to make them smile. they will run away. they will suck on their fingers most of the time so you can catch a smile. ugg. i got some good ones though...just can't show them yet.
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when i told layne we were going to take some pics of lila, he said, let me get my daddy work jacket on and some nice shoes. so there he is. on a hot summer day. in a blazer.

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that child is ridiculous.

15 comments:

  1. too cute! I am in love with the elephant onsie!! OMG adorable!

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  2. How sweet....I love the elephant onsie it's adorable! Isabella will proudly wear her bird onesie you made her...it was her first present!!

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  3. Hey Jami, I met you at church a few weeks ago. I'm really impressed with Layne's fashion sense. I had him during childcare a couple of weeks ago at church. He was sporting suspenders. SUSPENDERS. And fancy pants and a dress shirt. And sneakers to complete the ensemble. And all I could think was, "How is this child not my bff?" I LOVED it!

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  4. Why is it that everybody can sew but me? I am so impressed.

    If I ever get pregnant again, will you make me an elephant outfit? Please?

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  5. Love it. I actually prefer the hand-sewn look on onesies instead of the sewing machine.

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  6. Um, this has got to be a Triple Cute Post! Elephants...Lila.... and Layne....Aaaaaaahh SUPER CUTE!

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  7. That elephant onesie says 'love' to me. It also says 'try it' to me. I am inspired! And loving the pic of Lila sulking. So much character :)

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  8. the onesie is so cute. i love giving those as gifts. when i get around to crafting. which is never. anyway, the photos of lila are too cute... what's she doing in the pose with her fingers in her mouth and her hand posed like a kangaroo/bunny? she's cute no matter what silly thing she's doing... especially with the pigtails.
    love, jenn

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  9. please tell your children to stop being so cute. i can't stand it.

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  10. I am not sure these children can be photographed badly. I would like your photography and baby making skills. please and thank you.

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  11. okay, seriously, cutest onesie ever! i am actually signing up for a sewing class 101 to re-learn the basics that i learned in 7th grade. it should be interesting. oh and by the way, you have the cutest kids ever! :)

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  12. I'm enjoying your late night commenting on my blog. I love Layne in the jacket and uncooperative Lila. Those pictures are precious.

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  13. so glad to know that your kid plays hard to get a good picture too. :)

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  14. Oh, that Layne. Hilarious. If Billy's shoe and jeans obsession rubs off on our children, we're in serious trouble.

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  15. Totally copied your elephant idea for a baby shower gift today...went with a little bird instead, but loved how it turned out. Thanks for the idea!

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