Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Baby Monthly Milestones

When I was a new mama, I took pictures of my children. We had already had out digital camera for a few years so I have a hard drive (and web storage) full of pictures of them. But, back then, back before etsy and pinterest, it never occurred to me to put them into monthly attire. 

My sister-in-law had a baby a bit ago (two years is just a bit right?). That was during my husband's long out-of-the-country business trip so I couldn't go above and beyond designing any fun monthly milestone appliques. They were the simple number applique from 1-12. She had a beautiful quilt made out of them along with my nephew's first year birthday shirt. Gorgeous keepsake!

My sister also recently had a little one. Recent if you count it as being last June! This time I did have some time to create some fun designs. I gave her six different options. I finally have them all completed and listed!

I had some really good testers who were quick and gave some great feedback and great pictures. 

The delay? Me. And moving. And me. And the holidays. But mostly me. 

Let's take a look!

First I wanted to do something that could be made into a patch but had the POW and WHAM of a boy. What better than to make an action bubble?

Action Bubble Set

Now, my sister was having a boy so I wanted to do another easy patch-type of design.

The Route Patch Month Set

Tested by Joan

Tested by PF Lazos

Patricia lives out of the US and did these all as patches! Here are some of here comments: 
"I did them all as patches just using cut away well what I think you ladies call cut away since here they just call every single stabilizer pellon but this one you can`t tear away so I guess it`s cut away and then just cut around the stitches and went over them with my woodburner melting the excess stabilize ron the sides..now I am thinking of adding some heat and bond ultra to the back so my friend who I will be giving these as gifts can iron them on onesies or shirts."

My sister may be having a boy, but I wanted to toss in something girly too. This file also comes with a few mini daisy add-ons if you want to spice it up a little!

Daisy Month Set

Tested by Meri

I wanted to do a few neutral designs and that is what the remaining designs are. This one is a quick and easy design with two layers of fabric. You can leave in the decorative stitching (LOVE for the boys) or let the fabric speak for itself!

Square Month Set

Tested by Allison

Not too much to explain about this one. It requires an extra step for the layer of the fabric for the box but you can make them into patches.

Square Patch Month Set

Tested by Jodie
 Love the idea of putting them on bibs!

 Tested by Amanda
 Amanda's tips on making patches:
"How did I make patches? Hooped Cut -away stabilizer. Heat n Bond Lite on all my fabrics. Sticky spray adhesive, too. Once stitching was complete I cut around square as close to the outside stitch as possible withouth cutting the stitches. In order for mom to use on baby I will iron Heat n Bond Perm (red) to the back so she can adhere to onesie/shirt of her choice."

Let's remember that I made these almost a year ago. Chevron was in, but I had no idea it would be so huge. I usually try to stay away from trends but what can I say? If you like chevron but your child wants to choose their own fabric, then this neutral design is for you!

Chevron Month Set

Tested by Sue Ellen Wagner

Tested by Joan

And that's all!

I'm sorry it took so long to get them all listed for you.

Now it's off to finish the number sets ;)

1 comment:

  1. I sent the bib set to my niece when she had her son, and now each month she takes his photo and sends it to me on his month birthday. Great way to watch him grow.