I am not a crafty person.
Wish I was.
But I’m not.
Wont even pretend to be just a little bit crafty.
Instead I like to find people that ARE crafty and toss ideas around with them, since I know the completed project will look MUCH BETTER coming from them rather than me.
The current project I was trying to figure out was cute Valentine’s T-shirts for the girls.Â Usually I see something fun at Old Navy that is $5-8, and cute (but not cutsie) and perfect for the current holiday.Â But not this time.Â Just wasn’t working for me…
So I started looking through my Favorite Etsy shops and was reminded of Bits for Baby.Â Of all people, my youngest sister and her good friend are the ones that turned me onto this lovely shoppe!Â (They are totally “in the know” San Francisco city girls, my sister just got married in October, and neither has children…BUT they are AVID baby gift shoppers!)
Jessica from Bits for Baby, could not have been sweeter to work with!
Bits for Baby, is a darling little Etsy shop that you can mix and match fabrics
that are then made into the sweetest onsies, onsie & bib sets, and binkie clips.
And the prices are all sooo reasonable, $5 – $16!
But here is the fun project we worked on.Â Bits for Baby has a Birthday Applique that you can choose your fabrics, and the number your Little is turning, and then Jessica will make you an easy applique that you can iron onto ANY T-Shirt, Sweat Shirt, etc…THAT is something I can do.Â I may not iron anything else, but 1 little applique is TOTALLY DOABLE!Â I get to feel a little more like a “real mom” making clothes for my girls, but wasn’t responsible for any of the “heavy lifting”.
So Jessica and I put our heads together and changed the Birthday Applique into a fun Seasonal Applique.Â I chose some fabrics and she put these darling hearts on them in place of the birthday numbers…LOVE THEM!Â And ANY AGE can wear them!Â I should have had one made for me!
I got them Tuesday morning and zipped over to Target.Â Picked up some $5 pink t-shirts, plugged in the iron and I kid you not, MAX 5 minutes later I had the most darling Valentine’s shirts!!!Â I kept asking my husband to come look at them and tell me how sweet they were!!Â (I think he thought I was nuts!)
This is before I ironed them on…
(please note, my husband wanted to take a photo of me ironing, this truly is a RARE occasion!)
Here’s the finished product…
This is what they are wearing for Valentines Day…
(I’m putting white long sleeve onsie’s under ~ love the layered shirt look)
Honestly, these shirts are so stinking cute in real life!! I can hardly stand it!!!
In further talking we figured out that this would also make a SUPER SWEET St Patrick’s Day shirt with a shamrock…or a little bunny for Easter!Â Don’t you LOVE when you get this LUCKY to meet someone so nice!!Â So HOP to it and choose some fabrics for some SIMPLE & FUN holiday shirts! (If you don’t see a listing for something in her shop, send her an email through Etsy!)
You CAN’T go wrong at $5!!!!!
ANNNNNNDDDDD we have a GIVEAWAY!Â 2 winners will each win 1 Valentine Applique!
Here’s all you have to do:
Visit Bits for Baby’s Etsy shop, come back and tell us your favorite fabric combo in your comment below, it’s that simple!
Giveaway ends Thursday, February 4th at 5:00pm PST.Â Good Luck!!