Girl Reading freezer paper shirts I made for the girls a while back. Those were inside a heart for Valentine's Day.
Several years later, here's a boy version...
We needed a baby gift. One of my husband's high school students had a baby. We don't usually give baby gifts to his students, but for reasons I won't go into, we felt like she should for this one. The young mom loves to read, so we thought a reading themed gift would be perfect and practical.
I revamped my reading girl design to feature a boy instead...and since it's for a boy we opted for a circle instead of a heart. I've also been leaning toward freezer paper combined with t-shirt applique a lot lately since it makes it easier to use a busier knit...like these stripes...and still have the freezer paper design show up.
We tucked it in a little gift bag along with a few favorite board books and dropped it off and met the sweet new baby.
one my favorite children's book bloggers (Check them out...you should totally follow their blog) had her own sweet baby boy. So I figured I'd make another one and post about it at the same time. That was two months ago, and it finally got finished up and dropped in the mail. I hear she likes blue.
And if you cut the freezer paper stencil out really carefully, you can use the reverse pieces to get a second image. So I made one for Anson too.
...cause that boy loves books almost as much as Daddy. That is he loves books almost as much as he loves Daddy, AND he loves books almost as much as Daddy loves books.
When I did the freezer paper ones I made as gifts, I kept the parts that were black and surrounding the boy. When I made Anson's, I kept the hair, the face, the book and the outline of the circle.
You can see my full tutorial for doing freezer paper stenciling here. I also used some basic T-Shirt applique to stitch the circles onto the onesies. (If you're using T-shirt fabric, the fabric won't fray...love that stuff!)
So who would you give a shirt like this to?
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