DIY "Mud Pie" Inspired Toddler Shirts Including Templates

It’s no secret that I adore dressing my kids in cute boutique style clothes on the cheap. In fact now that I have learned to do embellish clothes with applique it’s gotten even worse!! Ha Ha.

Every time I see Mud Pie designer baby clothes I swoon. They are so darn cute. I was inspired by these two outfits to figure out my own version. These retail about $30.00 each from retailers who carry Mud Pie.

I started with a plain tunic style white top I found on clearance at JC Penny for $3.99.

Hobby Lobby had this great ruffle trim on clearance for $.59 a yard! Then I used my left over Wonder Under and fabric scraps. I came up with an anchor template and used that to applique it to the shirt. Click here for my tutorial on Wonder Under. Here is my anchor template I am sharing with you all. Lina’s Anchor Template


After I ironed on the anchor, and hand sewed around the edges, I machine sewed on two rows of the ruffles on the top and bottom of the shirt.

Lastly I sewed on a red bow to the top of the anchor.

My little boy needed a shirt too so I made him a red crab and sewed on buttons for the crab’s eyes. Here is my template for the crab for you to use as well. Lina’s Crab Applique Template

There will be some serious cuteness happening for the 4th of July this weekend!

I love how these turned out!!!

I hope you liked my inexpensive Mud Pie inspired toddler tops! I was able to spend less than $7.00 on mine.

xoxo

Lina

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Hawaiian Ric Rac Burp Cloths

This project was WAY too FUN!! A friend saw my previous burpie post and asked me if I could make some Hawaiian themed ones! Of course I said “I would love to!”, and skipped all the way to JoAnne’s! (By the way I forgot my coupon and downloaded the JoAnne’s ap on my IPhone and was sent a digital coupon right away! Sweet!

I think these turned out soooooo A-dorable!! Go here to see how I make these.

For a fun presentation, I tied them up with some raffia skirt material (left over from my son’s beach room), and added a tiny hair clip flower!

Yeah I hope this mommy will L-O-V-E!

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Lina

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Dollar Mod Podge Frame

Do you like cheap, simple, and cute projects like me? These liitle wood frames can be found for a $1.00 at Michael’s and look so cute embellished with scrapbook paper.

I had some Mod Podge left over from the bow holder so this project cost me $1.56 including the scrapbook paper.

All you have to do is paint on a layer of Mod Podge, lay down your paper and smooth out bubbles, and then layer on another layer of Mod Podge. Let dry and sand edges.
I also spray painted the sides of my frame ahead of time.

I thought a little red white, and blue mini bunting would look cute..so I just cut some triangles from scrap fabric and glued to the frame. That’s it.

The frame looks so festive next to my Goodwill ribbon plate, and ruffle ball. I borrowed some felt circles from that heart wreath I made in Feb so I didn’t have to cut a million circles again!

Not bad for some last min 4th of July decorating! Funny how I’ve never really done alot for this holiday as far as decorating…I think its because its so dang hot right now I run out of energy FAST! 🙂

Thanks and Happy Fourth,

xoxo
Lina

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Ric Rac Burp Cloths

I am loving these burpies I made yesterday to match my applique baby gifts from last week! I first saw these on Just Another Hang Up (Thanks Suzanne for the inspiration). What I loved most about these are the ric rac detail. She has a great step by step on how to make them.

And let me just say I am especially proud because sewing does NOT come easy to me at ALL! In fact I am yelling at the machine the whole time 🙂 I will never tell how many hours it took me to make the first one of these! But now I am alot faster and they are definately way worth the effort!
I used Gerber cloth diapers and the jumbo sized ric rac along with the left over fabric from my onesies.

My favorite by far is this one with the guitar applique on top. I didn’t think of combining the two until after I was a few in. There are just so many possiblities on these!

And here are the western burpies…..

to go with the western onsies and bib!

My sewing lines are not perfect and most are lopsided, but hey these are for baby spit 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Lina

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Ric Rac Burp Cloths

I am loving these burpies I made yesterday to match my applique baby gifts from last week! I first saw these on Just Another Hang Up (Thanks Suzanne for the inspiration). What I loved most about these are the ric rac detail. She has a great step by step on how to make them.

And let me just say I am especially proud because sewing does NOT come easy to me at ALL! In fact I am yelling at the machine the whole time 🙂 I will never tell how many hours it took me to make the first one of these! But now I am alot faster and they are definately way worth the effort!
I used Gerber cloth diapers and the jumbo sized ric rac along with the left over fabric from my onesies.

My favorite by far is this one with the guitar applique on top. I didn’t think of combining the two until after I was a few in. There are just so many possiblities on these!

And here are the western burpies…..

to go with the western onsies and bib!

My sewing lines are not perfect and most are lopsided, but hey these are for baby spit 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Lina

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Ballet Tutu Flip Flops

We are trying ballet class again this year! Last year it was a disaster. My daughter was scared and wouldn’t even go into the room for 3 weeks in a row. And this was after I bought the shoes, outfits and paid for the whole semester! Ha.

This year she keeps asking to go. I think it might have to do with her favorite T.V. show lately called “Olivia”. Anyhow, this time she is getting the cheap parks and rec classes and I found a Capezio leotard at Goodwill for a buck!

Instead of getting her ballet shoes yucky walking through the parking lot, I thought she needed some flip flops and then switch shoes when she gets in the dance room. Here they are, and of course they have to be embellished ballerina style!

I had picked these flips at the Old navy $1.00 sale and already had the rest of my supplies. I started with pink tulle, cooridinating ribbon,and white elastic string.

First I cut 6 strips of tulle (mine were about 1 inch by 4 inch), pinch the middle and tie with string. I made a quick bow with ribbon and tied to tulle. Then I glued to the flip flop with E 6000 and finally added a ballet shoe shaped button (can be found at Joanne’s).

Here’s the dollar flips and the dollar dance leotard! Her first class is today, I hope she’ll participate. If not oh well! Ha Ha

UPDATE : She looooves the class and just adores the teacher! And just for the record I would NEVER make my kids participate in an activity they didn’t want to do 🙂 Thanks!

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Lina

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Applique Onesies & Baby Gifts

I think there is a little baby boom going on! I love when family and friends have babies so I can make cute baby gits!! Yeah!

Here’s what I’ve been working on!

Forget bows, now I am way addicted to cute applique onesies and shirts! These are so cute and using Wonder Under is so easy! I’m so glad I was brave enough to try this project! I just love handmade baby gifts that look like expensive boutique type goodies….I think my mommies will LOVE 🙂

All you need is a solid color onesie, Wonder Under, a cute shape or template, and a scrap piece of fabric big enough for your template.

First I ironed on a piece of Wonder Under to my piece of fabric. Make sure to iron on the rough feeling side to the back of the fabric. Second, trace your shape on the scrap. Cut it out. Then peel of the paper backing. Lastly, iron on your applique onto the onesie. That’s it! After the first one I promise it goes fast! Also check out this helpful You Tube tutorial from Made By Mazipan.

Technically you can stop here, but since these are gifts I hand stitched around the edges. When I make these for my kids I am not doing that step. Ha!
Yes I hand stitched because I was not blessed with great sewing skills! I made a pillow case dress last year and was so angry sewing that thing for 2 days straight! ha ha (Maybe I will get better at it.)
The tie template I used is from a blog called Crap I’ve Made. The whale template I found at Free Applique, and added a button for his eye.

I think my little girl ones are super cute too! The princess crown was a cookie cutter I already had. I embellished with sequend buttons. The guitar template is from Trey & Lucy

I also found a matching tutu at Babys R Us for $5.00 on clearance! Plus here is a cute bib with a “cheater” applique. (Purchased at JoAnne’s and ironed on). Shhhh I’m not that advanced yet!

Look at these western onesies and bib! I have a friend with the cutest cowboy nursery ever. These are for her and I love it. How cute would that boot be in pink?!

Here is one grouping I paired with some new suede shoes (BRU clearance $2.72!) and matching Baby Legs!

Speaking of Baby Legs, Here are some cute new fire fighter ones I picked up at Kid to Kid (resale store) with some store credit I had left over from my kids old clothes! This little one has a fire fighter daddy! I also scored this NEW onesie there for $2.00 and made a “cheater” bib to match 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo
Lina

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