Juniper and I had fun working on our first craft project this week. Before she was born, my friend Meredith gifted me this awesome book of iron-on decals by Sukie (one of my favorite designers — love their whimsical collection.) I didn't wind up having the energy to use the book in the final weeks of my pregnancy, which is probably a good thing as Juni grew out of her 0-3 month outfits really fast. We were running low on cute 3-6 month onesies, so I took a couple packs of Gerber onesies and made them over with decals from the book. This was my first time working with iron-on decals — it's a super easy craft. Pick out your design, cut it out, place it face down on your fabric (make sure the fabric is ironed and smooth first), and then run your iron over the decal in a circular motion for a couple minutes, working from the outside in. The book includes tips for success, like use a hard surface (I used a piece of wood with a pillowcase on top) because an ironing board won't provide enough pressure. I only had one mishap where I put on a decal upside down without realizing it. Juniper's a big fan of her new wardrobe (she told me.)
ps. For anyone cloth diapering, we've been loving the Es Baby side-snap diaper covers that I discovered at Caribou Baby. I prefer the side-snap design that will help these covers grow with her for a while — and the designs are so cute — Juni is wearing one in these photos. I like them even better than the well-loved Thirsties covers.
A big thanks to Meredith for gifting me this book! (You know me well!)