September 25, 2011

The Mommy Touch...

It is no big secret that I have an obsession when it comes to embellishing my kids shirts or mine for that matter. You know it's bad when my son complains about a plain shirt; "Mommmmmm, this shirt doesn't have ANYTHING on it!" So what I'm I to do? To appease my little fans, I change up their shirts, just a little. 
I give it the MOMMY TOUCH.

See the eyes...no eyes really...
now look how much better rocker panda looks...just by sewing on buttons
Brontosaurus' skeleton looks like it has something to say...
...he does!! I made a freezer paper stencil for this shirt.
Trex's eye seems off with his large head...
so I sewed on a large button...he's looking good now.
I really liked this shirt when I bought it...
but seriously DUDE...this is much better, just use fabric paint.
Another dino shirt...although the bottom blue head sure pops...
it looks better with orange fabric paint...I just filled in the lines and smooched a button in the eye socket  
True story: All I did to this shirt was iron on the strip of rhinestones to the front. Neighbor's kid was over and she said, "Oh I have that shirt too!" and when she took a second look she said, "Oh never mind, mine doesn't have diamonds."   It's easy to make your child's store bought clothes different from the rest.  
Another simple striped shirt...but add a store bought iron-on applique
...bet you no other kid has one like this.
I did sew it after I ironed it on...just to make sure it stays on.

I hope I've given you some simple ways to give your kid's clothes the MOMMY TOUCH.  
Pretty soon, no shirt will be left untouched...just like at my place.

10 comments:

Bama Girl said...

Thanks so much for sharing these simple custom ideas! Do you have a tutorial on freezer paper stenciling?

Jill said...

HA! BRILLIANT! I love all your Mommy touches! Great idea!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

How cute are you with this!

Just Jaime said...

Fun! Love the little touches

Melissa @ Precious Little Poppets said...

I love this! Such a great, easy way to create clothing that no one else has.

Al McLeary said...

You are brilliant. I love these ideas - why be normal!

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Brave Brooke said...

These are great! I love your Mommy Touch :)

Sewandthecity said...

I love what you have done with the t- shirts for your kids!!!!! Fantastic ideas! I have got a couple of t- shirts ready to be embellished ; well they have been appliqu├ęd so I just need to stitch them, but I kind of dread the round places as the stitch line never seems so nice. Any tips on curve stitching?

willywagtail said...

Wonderful ideas. Children grow out of their clothes so quickly that it seems a pity to spend heaps just to get a few months of individuality. Your ideas are so much better. Thanks for sharing. Cherrie

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