Monday, February 4, 2013

To Our Sweet Little Valentine

Crafting is always fun but crafting for a little one is a mix of adorable patterns, cutesy sayings and sweetness galore!  If you haven't noticed, I am a fan of making things for babies.  I LOVE making burp cloths and iron-on onesies.  If you are wanting a personalized or hand made gift for a loved one, these are two super easy ways to go.  Check out a few of my creations here and here.

Last year around this time, our sweet little nephew was born.  Now he is a year old and we just love him to pieces.  I thought that while I was shipping his birthday present, I might as well include a valentine to the little boy that stole our heart.  Here is what I came up with:

{Loving those decorated clothes pins?  Check out more ideas and how to make them here}

Kellan (our little nephew) has monkey stuff everywhere.  From the nursery to towels... it is a good theme for a baby.  It also makes for an adorable valentine's shirt!

{It is SUPER DUPER easy to make!}
Really.  All you need to do is choose an image on the Silhouette, cut it out with heat transfer vinyl and attach it to the shirt (just remember that your image needs to be reversed when cutting!)  Who knew that a personalized shirt could be so easy to make?  

  {You can find this monkey in the Silhouette Store.  He is in a set of images called "animal set" by Rivka Wilkins .  There are a few "animal sets" (all adorable) so just look for the one with the monkey}

Please Note: I did alter the monkey image by taking out his round belly cutout and replacing it with a heart shape.  I did this to make it look more valentine's themed.  If you want an image exactly like the one you see above, remember that the original needs to be changed.

{Want to see the back?}
 {Maybe it's because I spell my name unusually (Kelsie not Kelsey) and could never find anything at the store with my spelling on it, but I LOVE the idea of having his name across the back.  At least he wont get confused at daycare, right?}


{That's not all}
I couldn't resist but to throw in a little card just to say "Happy Valentine's Day" and that we miss him.  As I've mentioned before, I am not a card maker.  It is not something that comes naturally to me.  However, I am in LOVE with this sweet and simple card:

 {Cheesy Line?  Check.  Baker's Twine?  Check.  Adorable little button?  Check.}


Did you notice that the monkeys matched?  Nice touch, don't you think?



{Your Turn}
What do you think about this easy-to-do Valentine? Have I hooked some of you into never buying another personalized shirt again?  What are some sweet crafts that you have sent to the little valentines in your life?  I would love to hear your responses and more, so please- tell me all about it!
 
{One more thing}
Cut, Craft, Create is going to be participating in another blog hop this weekend (yay!) Myself and nine other really crafty women are ready to hop you from place to place, showing you tons of really cute Valentine's crafts (never before seen). This hop will take place February 9th starting at 9:00am EST. Please note that this will take the place of my Thursday post. Stop by for directions on where to start. Oh, and I'll be giving away prizes this time so you will definitely want to be stopping by.



Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann

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