So my little sister had her baby, a little boy =)
Thinking ahead I came up with this idea to make my whole family shirts to wear to the hospital to welcome the newest addition to the family (I also thought it would make cute photos).
I headed over to the dollar store and the only color of shirts that ranged in sizes from XS Child to Large Adult were black- but since the sex of the baby was a surprise I thought that black was pretty gender neutral!
I designed the shirts to not be so cutesy that my husband and Dad wouldn't wear them, and so that we could wear them again.
Here is what I came up with:
Now because I didn't know when the baby would be born or his name, I split the design into 2 pieces. The part that I could do ahead of time was the Welcome, the baby and the placards on both sides.
I used the freezer paper technique to do the painting, if you don't know about this technique you can check it out here and here. I printed out the pattern in the size I needed and used it to cut out my pieces.
I ironed it on and painted. I left out the eyes and mouth on the baby and just painted them on to the face in black after the white had dried.
Here is what it looked like after 3 coats of white paint:
And this is how they sat for weeks waiting on my sister....
As soon as I got the call about the baby arrival (and his name!) I used my cricut to cut out the date and name from the freezer paper and ironed it on.
I was in a hurry so I used a blow dryer and spread it on thick to try and hurry things along.
They came out fine and the photographs when we met the new little guy turned out great!
I made Liam a shirt also. I bought an extra shirt and used Dana's 90 min shirt tutorial. I forgot to take a photo of his shirt, so this is the best I have:
His only has the baby and his name.
I love how they turned out and how everyone who saw our group wandering through the hospital knew why we were there and how excited we were.
Hope y'all are having a great weekend!