Before Gracey came along, her nursey was my sewing/craft room. From where I would sit, all the little Willy Wagtails and their little birdy friends would visit. Sitting on the window ledge outside the room, chirping away.
When it came time to decorate the nursery, all I could see was the little Willy Wagtails chirping away outside my soon to be baby 2's room. IT just had to be The Willy Wagtail Place. At the time I didn't know I was having a pink one, I was secretly convinced I was having another blue one). The signs of a babies sex...are so faulty! Anyway due to us not knowing. I went with a blue and green colour scheme, but within hours of being home from the hospital with my new little pink bundle, I started adding in hints of pink.
Gracey is now in a cot but in the early days I had the cream bassinet you'll see in the photos. I was determined to find a basinett that wasn't covered in meters and meters and meters of Frills. As girly as I am ....Frilly Bassinetts just aren't my thing!
What do you get when you take 2 photos, some iron-on interfacing, black fabric and a needle and cotton? These cute silhouette shirts of the little ones!
I used these 2 photos:
Then traced around them on a black and white copy:
Then transfered this image on to iron-on interfacing (used for quilting). Then iron on the black cotton fabric. Cut the silhouette image out. Removed the paper backing, ironed this onto the shirt or onesie. Then to finish it off, I hand stitched around the edge to make it wash safe.
This was such a quick project. The hand stitching took the most time. I'm going to keep these little silhouette pieces for their 21st box. Definately a lasting memory of these beautiful baby toddler years. Perhaps I might even do it every April. It would be a beautiful way to Chronicle their changes over the years...plus they look super groovy!!!