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!