I just love being able personalize items for special friends. With two ready to wear onesies, two caps and a white tee for cover up, machine embroidery turned turn plain Jane into special so quickly.
Pooh with balloons is a built in Brother machine design from. The balloons on the shirt and inserted into Johnathan’s name on the cap are from a discontinued Dakota Collectibles Toddler Trio collection, of which I found only one copy available on-line. The designs are tiny, arranged in groups of three and are wonderful to extract when you need a small design. I often wonder why such collections are discontinued when they could be made available individually by digital download. I’m just glad I have this one in my design library.
This set will be gifted at a baby shower for a precious young lady we’ve known since she was born. But it is not my gift–it is part of a set of items from her sister-in-law who asked if I could monogram them for her.
When she said Melissa, the expectant mama, loves monograms I was so excited! Melissa is a PlayGroup Kid whose mother has been a member of our 40 year-old sisterhood. The youngest of the 23 PlayGroup Kids, Melissa and Justin were married almost 4 years ago and we have all been awaiting the birth of another PlayGroup grandchild. I expect there will be lots of other JHL monograms flying out of my sewing room.
Though Johnathan is due in less than 3 months, his parents have not yet chosen a theme for his nursery. So I was given free reign to monogram at will.
Trains seem to be popular with all boys so that’s what I chose for the gray onesie set. I cannot recall where I got this design, but the 4-car train was edited in my software to turn the corner.
Now I’m starting on granddaughter Laurel’s gift for her 14th birthday. I can’t wait to get started on this pillow with inspirational text. Recently, I altered curtains to fit her new bedroom and there were some large scraps. They will be included in the crazy patch pillow.
But time flies. Just as I rush to get this finished and in the mail, I am amazed yet again at how this tiny baby has grown into a lovely young lady in the blink of an eye.