Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: "I did have a mother. I know I did." Onesie


"I did have a mother. I know I did." Onesie

When I was younger, my favorite book was Are You My Mother? I don't remember this because I was so young, but I guess I asked my brother to read it to me over and over again. He got so tired of it that he told my mom, "I wish Dr. Suess had never written it." Well, Dr. Suess didn't write it, and it's still a children's book that I love. My mom gave me my own copy for me to read to my son. I have been reading it to him every night after his bath. To contribute to No Big Dill's Once Upon A Thread I decided to use this book to make something for Henry.
I love the color scheme of the book: brown, yellow, and red.
I love this picture of the baby bird.
The page I chose to make something from was this one when the baby bird says, "I did have a mother. I know I did. I have to find her. I will. I will." I thought the grumpy bird face goes well with a cute baby.
What I did was take a white piece of fleece and cut it to cover the logo on the used onesie.
Then I traced the bird onto a piece of paper and pinned it to the fleece and onesie.
Then I just sewed around the lines with my machine. It wasn't perfect but you can still tell what it is. Then I ripped of all the paper. I found that the shorter my stitch length, the easier it was to rip off the paper. Then I zigzagged around the edge of the fleece.
I love seeing it on Henry. I'm glad that he doesn't really care what I dress him in and that he doesn't have to find his mother.
I think he's pretty good at doing the same eyebrows as the bird. This eyebrow expression is a classic Henry face.

I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful day and remembered everything they are grateful for! We had a great time with family. My contribution to our family dinner? Rainbow layered jello. It's a Thanksgiving tradition in our family, and this year I got to make it! We all ate LOTS of food and got lots of cuddle time with Henry. Have a great weekend everybody!


  1. He's such a cute little chunker! My daughter loved that book when she was littler.

  2. I loved that book when I was young, along with The Best Nest. Whenever I come home from a long trip, I still think to myself "I love my house, I love my nest, in all the world, my nest is best."

    I'll admit that until I read your blog post, I thought Dr. Suess had written them both.

  3. "I did have a mother. I know I did."

    That's a lot more optimistic than my babies have been so far! A more appropriate picture for them would probably have to be captioned with something like, "Where is my mother?! Oh my gosh!! I'm going to DIE of HUNGER!!! WAAAAAAH!!!!"

    But I don't know of any books with that dialogue. :)

  4. Oh, I forgot to write, cute outfit. :) And baby.

  5. Ah, he's so cute!! I liked that book as a kid too.

  6. That is too cute! And I love that Henry does the same eyebrows.

  7. Did a test: Showed just the onsie to Wally and he said, "Hey! that's a baby bird. He needs to find his mother!" It's a success! He loves it and so do I. What a great idea. Cute shirt and handsome and funny model.


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