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

I love the color scheme of the book: brown, yellow, and red.

"I did have a mother. I know I did." Onesie
I love this picture of the baby bird.
"I did have a mother. I know I did." Onesie

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.

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

What I did was take a white piece of fleece and cut it to cover the logo on the used onesie.

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

Then I traced the bird onto a piece of paper and pinned it to the fleece and onesie.

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

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

I think he’s pretty good at doing the same eyebrows as the bird. This eyebrow expression is a classic Henry face.

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

Author: Heather