I Heart Mom

I ‘ve had lots of ideas swirling round in my head as to what I could make for my partner in the Week of Baby Onesies Swap, so it’s been hard narrowing down which ones I wanted to make. One shirt she indicated she wanted was a “Mom Tattoo” shirt so I knew this was one that I had to make. Originally, I had wanted to paint this shirt up, but I wasn’t sure how it would turn out in the end, so I decided to applique it instead – after all, I’ve been on an applique binge with all those shorts! After I finished, I was wishing I would have used a print with more red – the heart just blends into the shirt too much and gets lost, but overall I like the end design…. I’ll definitely have to keep it in mind for future shirts.
As I’m stitching up this round of swap goodies, I’m planning items on my next one. Partners were released the other day and I was paired up with the same person from the Halloween swap (I’ve never had that happen before and especially after not two consecutive swaps!) – and after reading two of our questionnaires, I see why…. we have a lot of the same likes and dislikes. Consequently, ‘stalking’ for this one has been easy since I’ve done most of that already and she’s given me some great starter ideas. I’m very excited about the package I’m thinking of putting together – now I just need to settle on which projects to make otherwise this stocking is going to be HUGE!

2 thoughts on “I Heart Mom

  1. CGCouture

    Next time you might do your applique stitching in red instead of black–I think that would make it stand out like you want. I think it’s adorable and not so cutesy as most baby things are.

  2. Stacy

    I did use red on the heart itself (black on the ribbon)-although it’s not a heavy applique because I was hoping for some ‘fray’ later on when it’s washed (to rough it up some). I think I may have to use a brighter orange-ish color next time.

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