Monday, June 22, 2009

#31...make a statement baby

Inspired by the hand printing projects in both Lena Corwin's book Printing by Hand, and Lotta Jansdotter's book How to Print with Anything from Potatoes to Linoleum, I started hand printing these personalized baby onesies as gifts for expecting friends. They were a big hit, and people started placing orders. It just dawned on me that I should list them in my Etsy shop. (sometimes I am slow to recognize business potential)

People have come up with the funniest things for me to print on the onesies. The options are really endless. I print on 100% cotton plain onesies that I buy from the store. I use hard plastic letter stamps that I individually paint with
Jacquard textile paint and print onto the onesie. Once printed, the onesie can be machine washed and dried. I like to make a little tulle bag to gift package the onesie in, making it easy to wrap and give away!


Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Great idea! You should keep some of these tricks to yourself so that we can't duplicate your efforts and have to buy from you instead. :)

Kristi :)

melifaif said...

I love this! I have wanted to do the same thing for friends, but now I know how! Thank you so much. I adore your blog.