Babies’ First Rosh Hashanah

I happen to know a whole bunch of babies celebrating their very first Rosh Hashanah and thought I’d add some holiday flair to their baby gifts. To start, I needed the perfect canvas – nice, soft, solid colored bodysuits (onesies). The easiest to find are the Gerber Onesies which come in several variations – long-sleeved, short-sleeved, side-snap.  A little searching and I also found a bunch of Disney ones on Amazon that got great reviews and come in lots of great colors.  In addition to white, I got these bodysuits with red stitching, perfect to go with apples n’ honey.  The reviews did not disappoint – they are super soft and well made.  Note I washed all the onesies before I started to account for any shrinkage.

My first design, for a little boy, I decided to do something a little silly and fun. I managed to find a great easy to cut shofar graphic which I then cut out of Easyweed Sky Blue heat transfer vinyl along with the sentiment (font=Berlin Sans FB Demi) using my Cameo (which if you’ve been following me for a while, you know is one of my favorite toys).  The 5774 (this is the new Jewish year) was typed in Franklin Gothic Heavy and cut out of Navy Flocked vinyl.  I love the result!  And since I cut numbers using my Cameo, I entered it into the Silhouette Blog Weekly Shape Challenge.

DIY Rosh Hashanah onesie

Next, I saw this totally darling Rosh Hashanah bib on etsy (which if you aren’t in a crafting mood, would be a fun pre-fab alternative to today’s projects) and  I decided to make my own version using several types of vinyl: black flocked, red flocked and gold glitter. Font used is Unicorn NF.  All graphics from the Silhouette Online Store: apple, apple core, bee and honey pot.  I have to confess though, the other inspiration for this one came from little Miss Maggie and the card she made last year.

DIY Rosh Hashanah bodysuit

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Well, I couldn’t stop there since there are oh so many babies celebrating their very first Rosh Hashanah so I decided to keep with the apples and honey theme, this time using Pacifco and Aharoni fonts but sticking to the same colors and just changing things up a bit.

DIY Baby's First Rosh Hashanah bodysuit

These were so much fun to make, I may just have to do a couple more! Can’t wait to see all the cuties wearing their new year gear!  Do you realize Rosh Hashanah is now less than a week away????  Another kid-friendly project coming tomorrow along with a little giveaway…so stay tuned!

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