Crafting: Home Grown

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Hello!

An old friend of mine from University has just recently had a baby. You may remember me mentioning my trip to meet the bump - I wrote about it in my travel diaries here.

Well now the gorgeous little monster is here I have been designated the honourable duty of making him a little baby grow.

Now confessions first - I'm not making the baby grow, that has been supplied by the lovely new Mum and Dad, but the design is all mine to do.

So I had a scout about on Pinterest and Google to get some inspiration and finally come up with a simple design that I love.

I've made this stencil to look cute but still to represent the morals and ideals that I think my beautiful friends stand by.

Both Mum and Dad are Eco friendly, world conscious people. A year ago I was able to witness my friends get married, buy their first house together, let there baby grow and they finally brought their little baby boy into the world under that very roof.

So here's a photo of baby Thomas sporting his new baby grow:


The design was super simple to make, so if you'd like to give it a go all you're going to need is some freezer paper, some fabric paints or pens, a cutting board and craft knife, an iron and a towel, and a little inspiration.

You could do this without the freezer paper, but if you don't have the steadiest hand like me then this will make the job so much easier.

First you're going to want to come up with the design you like. Then with a pen or pencil you want to draw this onto the non-shiny side of your freezer paper, and cut out the pattern using your knife and cutting board. Once your ready to go simply iron (shiny side down) onto your baby grow, making sure to place a towel between the iron and your freezer paper so it doesn't burn.

This will make it stick, then all you need to do is colour in the gaps, peel it back off and hey presto one home made design.

What do you think of my design? If you'd like a copy of the stencil please let me know in the comments below and I'll try to upload a copy for your to print off.

I really enjoyed making this stencil and really hope my friends like it. If you'd like to see more stencils like this let me know in the comments below and I'll happily share some more ideas with you very soon.

Thanks for stopping by!
xxx


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