Saturday, October 16, 2010

Welcome to the world Mattie Jane!

Yesterday afternoon the Stinnett family welcomed their new baby Mattie Jane. She weighed 8 pound, 8 ounces -- a little less than her big brother Evan. I'm so excited to meet her next weekend.
I miss Amanda since she moved out of the state to South Carolina. And I believe it has been more than a year since I've Kylie. Thankfully Kylie and Emme will be making the trip from Virginia.

I've been gathering baby photography ideas from some of my favorite blogs, so hopefully I can capture some good photos of the new bambino. I had my friend Laura make her some cute knit hats to keep her warm. She sells her super-soft scarves and hats at her Etsy store here.

I picked out these colors, and she made it in one day. The pink and green are organic bamboo.

SPOILER ALERT: Amanda, if you haven't checked your mail yet, check it before reading further.

And I also made MJ a "Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner" onesie with t-shirt transfer paper and a clearance onesie from Old Navy.

 I broke out our rarely-used iron to test out the transfer paper. I'll probably be using it for a wedding project, so I wanted to see how it would work. I made the design for the transfer in Photoshop. After playing with a lot of different fonts, I settled on two I thought looked good together. My printer has a setting for t-shirt transfer paper, so I set it for that. Otherwise you have to flip your image so it won't be backwards.
 The transfer got a little messed up on the bottom left corner, but I don't think MJ will notice. I didn't think it would look so much like a decal, so I'll have to remember to trim around the design better next time. I still think it's really cute. And it's my favorite saying from my favorite movie (yes, Dirty Dancing).


  1. That's funny...My favorite line from that movie is Johnnyyyyy.......

  2. Or "most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you." God I love that movie!

  3. Or "No, the-the way he saved her. I-I mean, I-I could never do anything like that. That was somethin'. I mean, the reason people treat me like I'm nothin' is because I'm nothin'.

  4. hahah! great movie. can't wait to see you!

  5. I meant to call you yesterday to thank you for the onesie! It's so cute. The font bled a little bit in a few places, but just like you said, Mattie won't care. It's still cute as can be.

    And one of my favorite quotes is, "Go back to your playpen, Baby."

    Can't wait for Saturday!!!