Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monkey Business

I am busy working on stuff for Miss Amelia but want to wait and show off her wearing them. In the mean time I want to show you some Baby Onesies that I have embellished.

This little monkey suit is embroidered with a bullion monkey from Kari Mecca. The neckline and the cuffs of this onesie are a ribbed knit. I used the ribs as pleats and stitched a one step trellis with one strand of floss.

Here is a close up. I am so happy with my little monkey. The first time I stitched him was during a SAGA convention several years ago. It took me most of the day and he only looked like a monkey if you squinted.

I have practiced a lot so that my bullions are not as scary looking any more.

Here is another one. The cupcake is my design. The neck and cuffs are stitched with a Herringbone stitch with one strand of pink floss.

Here is a close up of how I stitched the neckline. I am stitching a 2 step trellis on a pink onesie. You can also use this technique on the cuff of baby socks.

I paired the onesies with pull on diaper covers from Martha Pullen's Precious Baby Day Gown Round Yoke Collection. I love this pattern. I added the ruffle for something different.

The End! :-)