It seems almost all of us know someone who’s recently had a baby or will be giving birth sometime in the coming months. Babies are blooming like flowers in the garden! It must be something in the water.
Well, if you’re anything like me, you want a truly thoughtful and one-of-a-kind to gift to give to all of those wee ones. 101 Snappy Fashions delivers (ouch) with oodles of creative ideas for embellishing all of those adorable one-piece snapsuits you see everywhere. Create trendy looks that are easy on the pocketbook using techniques ranging from stamping and iron-on transfers to stenciling and easy embroidery. My favorite? Repurposing really cool thrift store tees into boutique worthy applique designs with just a few snips and stitches.
If you’ve got the fun task of throwing a baby shower for one of your friends, here’s one option: just buy a bunch of snappies, load up on materials (dyes and paints, ribbons and trims, fabric, thread, and more), pull out your sewing machine, and have a crafty, snappy decorating party. In no time, you’ll create enough baby fashions to keep up with all those frequent messes baby will bestow on his or her wardrobe.
We threw a decorating party just like this here at Lark this winter for two of our colleagues who were expecting their own bundles of joy. Everyone joined in on the fun. Check out our photos (and too-fabulous-for-words baby fashions) here.
Try it yourself with the easy (and free) tie-dye project below. If you like the results of your crafty explorations, maybe you’ll post your designs here.