Thursday, September 5, 2013

Monthiversary Onsies

It seems like everyone these days takes monthly pictures of their baby wearing some sort of onsie with their monthiversary on it . I'm not going to lie, I'm all over this trend. In fact, I love giving these as a gift! There are so many different products out there, so it's entirely up to your own personal preference or skill level as some require more craftiness then others.

For example, for those of you who aren't as crafty or know you won't have the time with a new little one around, you can get the stickers that you just slap on whatever they are wearing that day and snap a pic. Super easy! Now just upload it to an album and you are done!

 My friend's baby at 3 months. Isn't this a great picture?!
A more crafty approach would be to buy the iron-ons. These are nice because they are usually cheaper and are an instant download that you can print right at home on transfer paper. However, I quickly learned that these are harder than they look (maybe I'm just not skilled with iron-on paper). My biggest issue was getting the entire pattern to transfer smoothly. I would end up with half of it bright and smooth like it's supposed to look and the other half rough and dull. Too complicated and inconsistent for me.
My nephew, Jacob. It's hard to tell in this picture, but you can see a little discoloration from the transfer in the upper corners.

Now that I'm having a baby, this was my chance to get the monthiversary just right. So when I came across these adorable Minnie Mouse numbers, I just KNEW what I would do! All I needed was to buy and download the Disney font so I could add the word "months" under each number. So for about $7 I had all the embroidery patterns I needed to applique onsies for the whole year. I can even reuse the numbers for her actual birthdays! I love when a plan comes together!

The only trick with doing these, is guessing how big your baby is going to be. I found some long sleeve onsies at Carter's for 50% off and bought a pack of 3 month ones. I figured these would work for months 1-3. After that, I think I'm going to have to wait until she gets closer to 4 months before I can do the others. I had so much fun figuring out the fabrics to do for each one. I think I'm going to try and coordinate with the season. Here is what I have so far:

I'm pretty happy with how these turned out and I can't wait to do the rest! What do you think? Would you do the monthiversary onsies? If so, which ones do you like the best?

For those of you that just want a final product with no hassle, you can buy these from my Etsy Shop! Be sure to check it out. I will be happy to make them with any theme in mind (doesn't have to be Disney).