Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Puppy Love

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Everyone was so sweet in their comments on my last post & I can't thank you enough for the support that you all offered. While I'm still not entirely comfortable with the idea of formula (and the diapers that come along with it!), I must admit that the stress surrounding feeding time has really lifted over the past few days. I know that my son is truly getting what he needs to thrive and that's what's most important. I'm sure that I'll post more about our adjustment later, but I just wanted to say that it means the world to me that you all took the time to offer your thoughts and experiences. I felt so reassured and it made a tough decision a little easier.

On to some fun stuff!

Since making Liam's Superbowl outfit, I've spent some time researching what my embroidery digitizing software can do in regards to creating appliques. It took a little while, but I've figured out that I can take any digital image and turn it into an applique! I have so many ideas, but the first thing that I wanted to do was make a Valentine's Day outfit for Liam.

I designed the shape of this little pup carrying a heart in Photoshop, saved it as a JPEG, opened it in my digitizing software and defined the outline. Then, I cut the shape out of fabric, fused it to the onesie, then let my machine do the stitching around the edges. (I stitched the football outfit free-hand using a zigzag stitch, but I quickly found that a small curvy shape is much more difficult.) It took a few tries to get it right, but I love how it turned out. I can't wait to try some more!

My little model:

Happy Early ♥ Day!


  1. So cute! I am jealous of all your craftiness! You should open your own etsy store!

    I just read your previous post and wanted to offer my encouragement. I completely understand what you are going through. I was totally, 100% committed to breastfeeding before G was born. Then we had our dehydration disaster, and I realized my body was just not able to make enough. It took 4 weeks of tears, anger and frustration before I finally surrendered. And I had to realize, like you did, it's not about me, it's about my baby. I PROMISE the emotional side of it gets easier, even though at the time it seems like it won't. But I know where you are right now, and I am sorry.

  2. You are just way too talented for your own good. I am so impressed with you! Working, mothering, sewing, crafting... how do you do it all?!

  3. I don't clean. Just ask Rob, haha! If there happens to be a good nap where I can work on a project and have a little "me" time, I take it. The (many) dishes can wait. :)

  4. VERY cute! How crafty! He's getting so big too - I swear he looks older than he is. What a handsome man!

  5. O.M.G. Adorable. I want one with a doodle :)

  6. ok - that is seriously too cute! You have gotten so crafty! Is this something you've just started or did you just put it aside during your pregnancy? I just don't remember you blogging much about your mad skillz!