Thursday, February 7, 2013

Monkey Theme First Birthday Shirt & Bib

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If you follow me on Facebook, you've possibly already seen this project*!

A friend of mine who has a crochet business (find her on Facebook or on Etsy) wanted a monkey shirt and first birthday bib to match a sock monkey had she crocheted for the little guy.
She commissioned me to make the bib and matching shirt. I had no idea how to do a monkey applique, so I just printed off a monkey silhouette from the internet and cut out the corresponding shapes that comprised the monkey.

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The monkey, numbers, and even the bib itself are made from knit scraps from t-shirts. I learned a lot about applique through this project!

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  1. I am so excited about our monkey birthday set! I'll be sharing some photos once the big day comes. Thanks again :)

    1. I am so glad you like it! I can't wait to see pictures of Nolan wearing it. He is too darn cute.


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