It's week 3 of Project Run and Play. The theme is:
All that Glitters: Metallics, glitter, sparkles, jewels...incorporate any (or all of these) into a look of your choice.
What a fun theme. Unfortunately, it was a busy week for me and I didn't have anything planned ahead of time. So when a friend of mine just happened to open a store on Etsy selling iron-on vinyl last week, I jumped on it!
She just opened the store and is busy adding new designs, but she already has a bunch of fun ones you can buy here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FishingForDreams. And if you don't see something you like, she can design something for you. Easy Peasy.
I wanted something more personal, so I asked for a glittery baseball and some stripes. I'll get to that later.
The vinyl was easy to iron on and it was just what I asked for. It was my first time using vinyl and I think I might be hooked now, ha!
Why a baseball? And why a glittery baseball? For the Kansas City Royals of course! And since it's baseball themed, I needed a summer shirt.
And because it's for the Summer, I made it a size too big. I made it while baby girl was napping, and I decided to be crazy and not measure her. This resulted in a size too big being way too big. I did take it back in a little bit on the sides, but not too much or the shoulders would have been off.
This little girl is a tiny thing and even at 7 months can fit into some of her 3 months clothes. So making a size 12 months might have been a little reckless. I added a band to make sure that it will be long enough by the time she can fill it out better.
With the fabric being a very stretchy cotton lycra, I'm sure she will be able to wear it for a long time!
All in all, this was a very rushed week. My camera charger broke as well, so I had to use my phone to take pictures. But that's ok, it is fixed now and I'm sure she will be wearing this shirt long enough so that eventually I get a good picture of her in it!
It's a lot of fun, because technically she is a "Royals Baby." We live in the Kansas City area, and the hospital had a record number of babies at the time she was born. The Kansas City Royals had been in the World Series nine months prior.
They didn't win that year, but they won the next year, which was this most recent World Series. I am sure that means the hospital record was short lived. I wonder how many babies will be born in our area this upcoming July!