I went out on a limb for today’s Thrift Gift Facelift.
I broadened my horizons, stepped out of my comfort zone, delved deep into the recess of things I never thought I would do . . . that’s right . . . I hand sewed. Did you catch the “hand” part? This is epic people, epic.
I don’t hand sew. I tried cross stitching once in college (my sister loves it) and after about ten minutes I wanted to rip my hair out and run screaming into the night shouting make it stop. That’s how much I hate cross stitch.
This wasn’t so bad. I’m not saying I want to hand sew for a living and I must admit my dreams of opening an Etsy store to sell Onesie Pillows have been squelched, but I did have fun trying something new and I’m pleased with the results. That’s really what Thrift Gift Facelift is all about right?
If you have no idea what I’m talking about you must be new to The Bite so click on over here to read the haps on this swap that Supermom and I created, mmmmm K? I don’t want to bore the rest of you with repeat information.
It’s no secret that I’m pregnant and it’s no secret that I’m having a girl and it’s no secret that Supermom has two girls of her own. What you might not know is that a good chunk of the girly hand me downs we’ve received for Baby Number 2 have been from Supermom, including the world’s largest stack of onesies. Onesies are a baby staple item and nice to have around, but I probably have enough at this point for the babe to wear one every day and not be seen in the same onesie twice. Okay, I’m embellishing a bit for effect, but you get the point. We have lots of onesies. From Supermom, from my sister, the gender neutral ones I saved from Sweetey Petey. It’s a onesie smorgasbord over here and one less onesie in the closet isn’t going to cause Baby Number 2 to crawl around naked. I’m embellishing a bit for effect again . . . babies don’t crawl at three months. Sweetey Petey was booking it at 5, but three is pushing it.
So I made a onesie pillow from a three month onesie.