I don’t get a whole lot of time to sit down and sew anymore. So today, I made sure that I had some time to get Avery’s Thanksgiving outfit sewed up and ready for Turkey Day next week. Sure, I could have bought an already made one, but that is not as fun for this crafty mama! I am a part of a few sewing groups on Facebook and my newsfeed has been flooded with adorable turkey outfits and Avery needed her very own! What I love about this project was I just used a bunch of scrap fabric that I had piling up and so it was very cheap!
DIY Turkey Onesie
Heat and Bond or Wonder Under
I made a template in my Silhouette and you can download my Turkey Template. I did my onesie front and back, because let’s face it, Avery needed some turkey feathers on her booty! Cut out the template and trace your parts onto some Heat and Bond or Wonder Under.
Then place the pieces on your fabric for the feathers, body, eyes, and beak. Make sure you have your fabric RIGHT SIDE DOWN before you iron it on. If you iron the pieces onto the fabric before you cut it out you make less of a mess with the Heat and Bond! I figured that out the wrong way last time I played with the stuff!
After you iron on the pattern pieces, go ahead and cut out your pieces. Place the pieces how you want them and peel off the backing before ironing down. I found that the felt pieces didn’t iron on well, I am assuming because of the thickness of the felt, so I had to pin those down before zigzagging around the felt. After ironing it all onto your onesie, zigzag around each piece with coordinating thread. Take your time, it takes some patience, but it is worth it to go slow! After that, you just need to sew on the eyes and the snood! (Yes I had to use Google to see what that red dangly thing was called!)
I will have to add a picture of my little turkey wearing her outfit next week! For now I will leave you with my snoozing little turkey…
We have a 5 month old! I can’t believe it. She is growing so fast! I am soaking up every moment of being a mommy! I decided that it was time to do our first art project and Avery loved it!
So we actually did some Christmas art, but since they are Avery’s Christmas presents for family, we can’t show them off just yet! We did, however make daddy some artwork for his birthday later this month and we were so excited that we gave it to him early, so I can show it off!
I knew I wanted to do some footprint art with her and had read up on a few tips for footprint painting with babies so I thought I would share them and some we came up with on our own! One of the blogs I found said it was a good idea to have everything set up and ready and to do the project right after a nap so that baby would be in a good mood.
While Avery was taking her afternoon nap, I covered the table in trash bags and got everything ready to go. I cut all the paper we needed with a few extras in case we messed up. Babies wipes are a must! I found some Crayola finger paint. I wanted to make sure we had something washable and non toxic. Make sure to have two paper plates for each color. One to put paint in and the other I used as a dabber for excess paint. The other must is a Bumbo chair. This helped a lot to keep baby in one place!
I just started an assembly line and started stamping. It was so funny, she even seemed like she knew that she needed to press her toes down when I took her heel and guided her foot. She had a blast!
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the letters and glued them on, but you could just print it off and do the footprints on the page if you don’t have one!
We got to celebrate Avery’s very first Halloween last night! I love Halloween, so I have been preparing for this for awhile now. You know me, I spent plenty of time on Pinterest trying to narrow down what I was going to dress her up as. My first idea that I found was a Rockford Peach from A League of their Own. I planned on making myself one too and then Alex could have dressed up as Tom Hanks from the movie as well! Then I pondered Rainbow Brite for awhile. Then I decided on a 50’s girl. And let me tell you, there is nothing more adorable than a little miniature 4 month old size poodle skirt!
I was set on making her Halloween costume and the poodle skirt was really easy for my first baby clothing. I found a tutorial from One Creative Housewife. I did have to play with the measurements a bit since it was a baby sized, but overall I followed the tutorial. I found a cute mini poodle from Hobby Lobby and used an old dog tag chain as the leash. I had planned on making my own, but my grandma had one already sewn up, so I just had her send that one to me!