Thursday, September 10, 2009

In Between Getting Things Done....or Learning to Applique

I decided to do a little embellishment work today in between loading the dishwasher and laundry.

It started with folding a pink long-sleeved t-shirt that has a permanent stain on the front.

"I can cover that with a charm square!"

"Let's make it a heart so it's really cute."

(Putting my chores aside to get on the computer again to look up how to applique a t-shirt)

"Yes I have everything!"

The Finished Product!!

It turned out so cute (I thought so at least and so did Madison).

She's not used to posing though. =) I don't know what's up with those hands!! lol

I finally posed her myself.

But did I stop there? NO!!

"I've been wanting to do something cute with one of Caleb's onesies."

"Here's a onesie that could use something!"

"I have some cute fabric from another onesie he's outgrown already!"

"Let's use some of my new embroidery talents."


And even better is this picture!!

Ok, so he looks a little like a Sneech but the star didn't look that low when the onesie wasn't on him. lol Next time I'll know to put it a little higher. =)

I'm very pleased with how it all turned out so I'll definitely be looking for more things to be adding special touches to.

Have you tried applique yet? If not you really must it's a lot of fun!!


  1. I haven't tried applique. I'm afraid I'm a bit of a perfectionist and think if it doesn't turn out perfect the first time I don't even want to try. I must get over that!

    You did a great job on these! Your little girl is very girly - love the hands! LOL

  2. Those turned out great! Don't you love making something "new" from something old?
    And hey...did you get the laundry done :p

  3. The embellishments look great! I haven't done applique on t-shirt fabric before. My machine's tension is off, so I don't think it would handle it right now.

  4. How sweet is that STAR?? Great job on the appliques! And such beautiful children! I like the heart...very girly!! :D

  5. Great way to stretch the wardrobe!

  6. He looks so happy! Your applique stitch looks great. I need to do something like this for my son one of these days...

  7. Laughed until tears about the Sneech comment!


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