Sunday, 26 May 2013

Custom Baby Boy Onesies

Blues... Elephants... Bow ties... There must be a new baby in town!  And an extremely cute one at that.  As you saw last week with the cupcakes I made, our friends welcomed a new arrival to their family.  Our very sweet, new little friend Lucas has been born and we love him already!


I'm so excited to be sharing the onesie designs I created for him in the lead up to his birth.  Some personalised hand stitching, some applique, and my favourite - the custom made baby boy bow ties and button down onesie!


Since we found out our friends were having a baby boy my brain has been whirring with ideas about what to make and create for him (and them!).  The bow ties were my first and favourite idea, followed by the personalised hand stitched name and date, and then with the making of a toy elephant (I'll be blogging that soon) I thought a matching elephant onesie would be fun.


I first purchased 3 onesies - 2 in size 0-3 months, and 1 in size 6-12 months so that there was a variety for him, as well as getting 2 short sleeved, and 1 long sleeved in white, light blue and dark blue!  Oh the choices!  I definitely wanted to work with different shades of blue for him, not only for 'blue for a boy' but of course he is a Toronto Maple Leaf fan, so blue will definitely be playing a large part in his life!! :-)



The biggest onesie, the size 6-12 month was accessorised with light blue buttons and velcro patches for the flannel bow ties that just stick right on, and come right off for mixing and matching (and washing)!  He'll be the most handsome, smartest little boy around :-)

I'm going to write a separate tutorial post about the bow ties, with more details on sizing and measurements but for today it's just the photographs of the finished products!  


I'm also super excited that Lucas' photographer Mommy - Krista, who specialises in newborn, maternity and family photography in the Toronto area has already snapped a shot of him wearing his personalised hand stitched onesie.  A special date to remember for this new baby boy ♥ 

Now these gifts are given, I've been wondering what is next!  There are many more projects on the 'to do' list...I'm just waiting for a little more time in the Summer :-)

I've also been thinking about adding these bow ties to my rather small Etsy shop!  What do you all think?  Would you and your little boy be interested?! 



More on these onesies coming soon!  Stop by again soon for the tutorials on my applique elephant, the stuffed toy elephant I made as well as of course, these bow ties :-)


While you're here, check out the incredible photography business our friend and cousin runs here in Toronto.  Taking a little break while she enjoys time with their new baby gives you lots of time to read her blog and check out her great website full of beautiful babies and their families :-)  

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Thanks for reading!

24 comments:

  1. These are so cute, I especially like the ones with the bow tie.
    Stopping by from Market Yourself Monday linky party.

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    1. Yey thanks so much! I love those too, I'm going to blog a full tutorial on them soon :-)

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  2. o so cute! i love the ones with little bows. ;D thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much :-) The bow ties are my very favourite too, blogging a full tutorial on them soon!

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  3. These are too cute! I love the bow ties!

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    1. Thanks!! Great to have you here checking them out :-D

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  4. I love the bow tie onsie. So cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog, leaving such a sweet comment, and pinning it. Now following you via G+

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    1. Yey thanks so much Christa! The bow ties are my favourite too, blogging a full tutorial on them in the next couple of weeks!

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  5. A friend of mine just had a little girl. I really need to do this (minus the bow tie) :) Saw you on A Handful of Everything party. I posted something as well. I'd love for you to visit my site if you have time.

    Gina
    http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ooh yes, I think the embellished onesies are a cute gift for a new baby - custom clothes right!? I'd love to see yours when you make them :-)

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  6. Very cute! Love the bow tie onesies!

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    1. Thanks so much Suzy!! Great to have you here :-D

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  7. These are adorable, Hannah! Love them to bits :-) Thank you for sharing at the WEDNESDAYS ADORNED FROM ABOVE blog Hop!

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    1. Yey thanks Linda!! Great to link up as usual! Glad you like them :-)

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  8. These are precious! I love the little bow ties! So much fun for a new baby boy :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. Thanks so much Krista! The bow ties are my absolute favourite as well, blogging a full tutorial with more pictures soon :)

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  9. So cute! I LOVE the bow ties!

    Allison @ www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

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  11. Thanks for sharing this with us! Some really amazing features.

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    1. Thank you so much! Great to have you here :)

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  12. So cute Theses are baby bow ties I am looking for Latest bow ties and i have come here. I like this post so much.

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