DIY Personalized One Piece

Sunday, August 26, 2012
A friend of mine is having a baby girl in the next couple of weeks and I wanted to make her a small gift to celebrate her upcoming arrival. Appliqued one pieces are usually my "go to" gift because they are fun to make and people always appreciate the thought and uniqueness that goes into them. Baby Liv will be adorable in this. How could she not?

Making personalized one pieces and t-shirts is super easy following the exact same steps in my appliqued love tee tutorial. The only difference is that you will create your own template. Simply type up the name or word of your choice in the font of your choice. A larger, chunkier font is always easiest for cutting and stitching. Another thing to keep in mind is that you will need to flip the text so that it is backwards on your template. The image will be reversed once you've put your applique together. (If you have questions about making your own template, feel free to let me know and I'll be happy to help).

These one pieces whip up pretty quick and make an awesome handmade baby gift.


Try it! I promise - super easy. Your friends will thank you. And so will their babies.

Follow the instructions in the tutorial here.

Catching up

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I have to apologize for being seriously MIA from the blog these past few weeks. The boys started back to school and it's taken me a while to get back in my groove with the new schedule. Oliver started pre-k and Finley started kindergarten! Yes, kindergarten. I can't believe he's old enough to be in school all. day. long. And I can't believe I miss him as much as I do. I was itching to get those little guys out of my hair towards the end of summer and now I can't wait until it's time to pick them up each day. 

Anyhow, they are loving school and having a blast.

I'm not usually one to dress my kids alike but they have to wear uniforms to school and holy heck, it makes things so much easier!

A few of you have asked how our Johnny is doing and he is still fitting in like a champ and running around like he's got four legs (which he doesn't). He is totally living up the puppy stage that he didn't get in his earlier months and getting into everything he can (fortunately, he leaves the stuff inside the house alone for the most part but he can't keep sticks, rocks, pine cones, etc. out of his mouth) - we're working on that. He's a super curious and clumsy dog and the veterinarian was joking with me this morning that I might need to start a savings account for an inevitable emergency surgery. Yikes.

This post was a bit random but the point is that I'm alive and will be back to regular blogging soon! I've got some really fun BOY style features lined up that I'm looking forward to sharing with you and I'm hoping to whip up some tutorials for the best day of the year - HALLOWEEN!

Hope everyone is doing well.