B.J. and Jenn and baby Jack arrive! It is Jack’s first airline trip at only 5 weeks old. He slept most of the way.
I recently saw an easy, but adorable idea for an unique baby present on the Martha Stewart show. And just as they promised it was easy. They were called numbered baby bodysuits on Martha Stewart. Most people call them “onesie, but I understand “onsies” are a registered trademark name for Gerber. So 12 snapsuits are decorated, one for each month of the baby’s first year. Templates for the numbers: One to four, five to eight, and nine to twelve.. (From the Martha Stewart Website.) It would be adorable to put the 12 pictures, one from each month, in a 12 picture frame to see the baby’s first year in progression!
Closer view of onsies.
From the Martha Stewart website:
Tools and Materials
Baby Bodysuit templates (1 to 4 months, 5 to 8 months, and 9 to 12 months)
Iron-on transfer paper for light fabrics
3 size 0-3 month infant snap tees
3 size 3-6 month infant snap tees
6 size 6-12 month infant snap tees
Gift box (optional)
Numbered Baby Bodysuit How-To
Print templates on transfer paper. (They will be mirror images.)
Cut out designs, leaving a small white border around each. Place the first month’s design face down on the front of the smallest size shirt.
Using a dry iron on the hottest setting, iron the back of the design with firm pressure for 30 seconds. Turn iron halfway through so tip of soleplate is facing opposite direction.
Peel off transfer paper immediately. Stretch design outward in direction of fabric grain.
Repeat for each month, ironing the designs onto the appropriate size shirts.
To package, lay each shirt face down on table and fold sides inward so the fold is on the edge of the design. Starting at snaps, roll shirt up to neck. Place all rolled shirts in gift box with design facing upward.
Snap tees, Kids Blanks by Zoey, Jet-Pro SofStretch heat transfer paper by Neenah Paper, Specialty Graphics Supply. (I have also ordered the “onsies” at the Carter website.)
The numbered baby bodysuits were by artist Shanon Carter.
Here are the latest sonogram pictures of B.J. and Jenn’s unborn son, “Jack” John Michael Beatty. He is going to be named John after my dad and Michael after my brother Mike. My brother Michael was killed while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) many years ago. B.J.’s middle name is Michael, although he is named after his dad Robert Michael, (B.J. is short for Bob, Jr.) his middle name was intended to be Michael in honor of my brother. My sister’s oldest son is Zain Michael, and my brother’s son is Ethan Michael. It was our way of honoring and remembering our brother “Mike” Michael. “Jack” is still slated to be born early November….but we will just have to wait and see. Check out their blog to see the adorable nursery they have ready and waiting.
Hand tie a cute baby present!! An adorable baby present and easy to make. The fabric is from www.ldsfabric.com. (I have disabled this link since it seems this company is no longer in business. I occasionally find small amounts of this fabric on Etsy. However, I do not think it is available any longer…sorry! I do have another blog entry with a cute baby present idea-which has been very popular.) The ties (baby yarn) were made in the base of each angel Moroni. The edges were turned and hand stitched. The blanket measures 45 x 45 inches and soft flannel fabric was used. It is such a personal and unique gift.