A friend of mine is expecting her firstborn any day now… for her baby shower a few weeks ago, I wanted to create a unique onesie to match these sweet Cheetah print legwarmers from her Target gift registry:
My idea was to create a cheetah cub similar to this lion I created for the onesies I made for my Etsy shop a few made months ago:
So I sketched a cub/kitten…
Transferred it to the onesie by tracing it with a fine tip Micron pen…
Painted it with glitter fabric paint, and adding some details with a black paint marker and blending/mixing paint:
All of my one-of-a-kind onesies have an element of applique to them; since she is expecting a little girl, I selected some pink fabric from my scrap bin, ironed a piece of stabilizer to the back of my painted cheetah cub (inside the onesie)…
and gave the little girl cub a bow around her neck (the pink fabric is fused with Heat n’ Bond Featherlite, and satin stitched over the raw edges):
Her is the ensemble, complete with a wee cardigan sweater to match:
I also purchased some bedtime lotions, etc. from her gift registry, so I bought a basket to gift them in, pulled out a lavender fat quarter from my stash (her nursery decor is primarily lavender) and sewed up a quick and easy basket liner. I’m hoping she can use this to hold supplies near the changing table:
Her is the gift, ready to give (I wrapped it up in a lavender polka dot swaddling blanket that can be reused as well:
Looking forward to meeting this little lady soon!
I have a major finish (my final 2012 finish!) to share with you soon — when I have pics to show! Until then, a very Happy New Year to you and yours!