Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy February!

    Last night I did my first “big” craft of the year!  I love making fake applique shirts (for my niece, of course), and Valentine’s Day is an easy one to do. 
     Originally, I was going to do one exactly like the one from last year.  Of course, I couldn’t find a red Garanimals shirt…I thought all hope was lost, until I found one stack of three purple shirts (with one in the right size!).  I love purple, but I couldn’t use the black and white fabric from last year.  As luck would have it, our Wal-mart has gotten much better as far as fabric selection goes, and I found some adorable pinky-flowery fabric (for a whole $0.38 for an 1/8 of a yard).


ValentineShirt

     I’m almost embarrassed to write a “tutorial” for this because it is so easy, but here goes:
        1.  Find an adorable shirt, pattern (I just Googled “heart” and picked the one I liked best), and fabric.
        2.  Cut the pattern out of the fabric.
        3.  Attach to the shirt with Stitch Witchery.
        4.  Sew around the edges. (I went around several times, and it made it look kind of frayed…which I’m loving.)
    That’s it…simple, I know.  I don’t do things that are too difficult – ever.  I’ve done this a few times, and I always think they turn out so sweet-looking without being too fussy!


DellaShirt

    …and this is what you get when you ask a two-year-old to smile…
    I love that this is Valentine-y enough to wear on Valentine’s Day, but not so much that she can’t wear it other times.
    I am so looking forward to making more of these!  I already found some ADORABLE Christmas fabric for $0.97…I need ideas on what to do with it!
Allyson

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34 comments:

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

Too cute!!! she must like it too... :) she's a cutie!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm glad you're following along. She did love the shirt...she did not want to take it off.

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com/

Gallamore West said...

Oh what a cutie she is! Adorable shirt too :) I found you on TT&J's link party and I'm your newest follower. I read your previous post and I think you and I might just be the only two people in the world without a fancy phone who DON'T really want one! I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like. Oh, and I think you'll make a great teacher. It's super fun! I taught 2nd grade before staying home with my little guys.
Have a great weekend!
xo,
Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

Lindsay said...

So cute! We must think a like, since I just did a heart shirt for my girls. :)

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by, I will definitely be checking out your blog soon! Thank you for the encouragement!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I bet your shirts were adorable!

Shannon said...

Allyson! Your blog is precious. :) I was so excited to see your sweet comment on This Foxtail Lilly. You've inspired me to get creative with Valentine's Day and my girlie-girls. I love simple - and feel like I could totally make some of these shirts for them. Thanks for the idea, girl!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! These shirts are so easy, I love the look of them! I am so glad to have you following along!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from tt&j. I 'love' this shirt. hehe! Its cute and the tutorial seems simple. Thanks for the great idea :)

If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my party :)

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! I will definitely stop by and link up (I love linky parties)!

PitterAndGlink said...

This is really cute! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I hope you'll stop by again some time.

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I will definitely be checking out your blog more often!

Ashton Brooke said...

She is just precious!!! This is so cute!

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Ashton Brooke

sweet southern drawl said...

love,love,LOVE it!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by. We think she's pretty adorable too! I am loving reading your blog!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much! It was so, so simple!

Brandi Nell said...

So so adorable!!

Marika said...

she's beautiful!!!
visit my blog on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.com
xoxo Marika

Allyson said...

Thank you so much! These are probably the simplest things to do...I love them!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! We sure think so! I will definitely stop by your blog!

Amanda said...

This shirt is so cute! You did a great job! And you two are such a cute couple! <3
Xoxo
Manda

Jacqueline said...

What a cute shirt! I need to do this for some pillows and start looking for plain shirts for the boys! Great idea!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much! The shirt is not what I was picturing, but I really like it!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much! I think this would work great on pillows, and Garanimals shirts from Wal-mart are by far the cheapest and best shirts that I've found to do this with!

Faith Pray said...

I love this! How darling, and such a fantastic idea!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! These can be done with pretty much any shape...and so easy (my favorite part)!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

HOW CUTE!! :)

Allyson said...

Thank you so much!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Oh my goodness...looks so GREAT! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I can't wait to see what you link up at my party tomorrow! I LOVE following you...you're so inspiring! And your precious little girl melts my heart!!!

XO, Aimee

Allyson said...

Thanks so much! She didn't even want to change after we took the pictures; she begged to keep it on!

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

Super cute! Thanks for linking up!

Allyson said...

Thanks! I love linkies!

Tricia said...

Thanks for this idea! I think I'm going to make something like this for my goddaughter's 1st birthday!

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Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope it turns out really great!