our friends, paul and maureen, recently had a baby boy. maureen is a professional photographer, so a quick etsy search for “camera onesie” led me to this perfect screenprinted one via sueCdesigns (currently on vacation). i love that it’s a 35mm camera, and actually looks a lot like the pentax that my folks had when i was growing up. digital cameras are great, but i do have nostalgia for film too.
also wanting to give him something handmade by me, i made him a bib. i went on a bib spree for my son during dana and rae’s “celebrate the boy” month using my own template and backing them with a towel. they work really well absorbency-wise, so after modifying my template slightly, i whipped this one up. i was so excited to cut into my joel dewberry woodgrain fabric (from aviary 2). i’m kind of a big fan of woodgrain and had dashed to bolt to get some of this the same week it came out. then, because i can’t not applique boy stuff, i added a little red fox. i read somewhere that foxes are the new owls in the crafting world, so here’s me jumping on the bandwagon.
now, if i could think of more uses to put that woodgrain fabric into action ASAP…anyone have any? baby pants might be a little ridiculous…maybe another hat? more bibs? something to teethe on? hm…
UPDATE: if you’d like to make a bib like this, my bib and applique templates are available for free download along with a tutorial here