Tuesday, March 16, 2010

birdie shirt

Hi, my name is Tiffany and it may appear that I have somewhat of a bird obsession. I was responsible for the birdie nest toy and decoration and now here I am with a card and a shirt. However, in reality I am not a fan of real birds...only paper, fabric, and stuffed ones. Ahhh, the truth has set me free...

So, I had made this birdie card awhile back and thought it might look even better on a shirt...

So, while my Mom was visiting at one point, I decided we should transform a long-sleeved cream colored shirt that Avery had in her closet.

I found some scrap fabric lying around that was perfect for a birdie. I cut the birdie out and my Mom did the sewing again. I used my trusty iron-on transfer paper for the bird legs and the birdie label. We used a scrap of muslin to make the label and a button I found in my scrap stash for the eye. I actually did sew the eye on. I didn't have my sewing machine at this point so my skills were quite rusty. I am happy to say that I could now do this shirt all by myself!

Next, I pulled out some cream lace that I had in my scrap stash. I asked my Mom to turn the sleeves into 3/4 length and add the lace trim. It turned out exactly as I had hoped...

It's my favorite. It's as if it was made just for her. Oh, wait, I guess it was...

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Cindy March 16, 2010 at 6:32 AM  

I love that bird. What a great idea and so simple. I might have to give that a go. You found you via Today's Creative Blog and I love your blog. Will be a regular visitor.

melissa March 16, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

Hi! I came over through TCB and wanted to say what cool ideas you all have. Just browsing down the left sidebar, I was amazed at the fun stuff you have to offer. Most tutorials just make me feel overwhelmed or frustrated, but your tutorials actually made me want to try to do what you did and I felt like I might actually be able to pull it off!! Thanks for sharing the cute birdy shirt; it looks adorable on your daughter! :) I'll be back soon for more!

TBonesMom March 16, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

That's one of my favorite photos of Avery...kids have the cutest feet! These birdie shirts should be on Etsy. Your birdie design is too cute. :o)

Anonymous March 16, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

Hello there, I also came from TCB and I'm so glad I did! I'll be back! What cute ideas you girls have...

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs March 16, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

Very sweet! This is just lovely!

Blessings, Grace

Kristin March 16, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

How adorable!! I for sure want to try making this for my girls!

The Old White Barn March 16, 2010 at 12:30 PM  

Very cute ideas - glad I found you!

Heather March 16, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

i am in love with this shirt! my best friend is expecting in a month, and hopefully that will give me enough time to make make one of these for her daughter. it would be so cute on a onesie and would match her nursery.

Morgan//Nuts and Bows March 16, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

This turned out too stinking cute! I just adore it!



Sawdust Girl March 16, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

This is super cute. Thanks for sharing. Sandra

Lynn March 16, 2010 at 6:26 PM  

This shirt turned out really darling! You and your Mom did a terrific job!!


Christine March 16, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

Absolutely love your website. Cannot wait to decorate a clipboard and now make the birdie shirt. What did you use to spell the word "birdie"? Just want to make sure it doesn't wash away when it's cleaned. Good luck to all of you ~ fabulous ideas. Blessings~~Christine.

Leah March 16, 2010 at 10:24 PM  

I'm a bird lover myself. :) Thanks for sharing your "Toot"

Alyssa March 17, 2010 at 1:37 AM  

I love that you used a shirt Avery already had - nothing like a new shirt for free! I appliqued a shirt that had a stain on the front - it was a perfect way to give an old shirt new life.

julielollar March 17, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

Love It! Following from Blue Cricket McLinky!

Laura March 17, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

This is so adorable!

Feel free to stop by my blog and enter my necklace giveaway!

Helena March 17, 2010 at 10:58 AM  

That birdie is so cute!!!

I seriously love it. So, so much.

Thank you for linking this up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Kristi March 17, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

So cute! I love to decorate shirts and onesies as well. Here is a link to one of my bird onesies:

MarvelouslyMessy March 17, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

I guess I am going to have to go out and buy some white/light colored shirts to do this cute craft. I would repurpose some of the ones in our house.....but we never get just *one* little stain. My Munchkins shirt would be covered with a flock of little birdies. :-)

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com March 17, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

I think my favorite part is that you wrote birdie on the bottom. I LOVE that detail. Stop on by and link up at the carnival Make it Wear it if you are interested.


Pati @ A Crafty Escape March 18, 2010 at 7:05 AM  

The lace on the sleeves is perfect!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans March 18, 2010 at 2:29 PM  

ADORABLE... and the shirt is cute too! : )

Amy @ Positively Splendid March 18, 2010 at 2:34 PM  

What a terrific idea to use the transfer paper for the little details. I am going to definitely try that! Adorable shirt!

Jess March 18, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

Oh my goodness!! Too cute for words...I was at Baby Gap this morning and this is cuter than the one they had there!!! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday party if you would like to join in!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden March 18, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

Such a cute birdie. I love the way you made the wing look like an upside down heart!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

Anne Marie March 19, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

oh my gosh.....I'm totally blown away with this! my girls would love that......
very well done btw......

saw you at shabby nest.....and you have a great day!!

TidyMom March 19, 2010 at 8:37 AM  

I LOVE every little thing about this!! the little birdie, the birdie tag...the SLEEVES!! Oh MY!! I wish my girls were still little so I could do this!! GREAT job!!.....love the picture of your little girl wearing it too! ♥

Thanks for linking up! Have a GREAT weekend!

Gay Vaughan March 19, 2010 at 10:11 AM  

This is precious! And the shirt is cute too...love it!

marie March 19, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

This is adorable ~ your little bird is so sweet!

I'd love to make something like this for my grandaughters...thanks for sharing such a cute idea!

Helena March 19, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

This is definitely going in today's feature.

Cindi March 19, 2010 at 12:31 PM  

That shirt is so tweet! Oops! I meant sweet! ;)

I only wish my sewing machine wasn't out of commission!

ClassiclyAmber March 19, 2010 at 10:55 PM  

Hehee! This makes me smile. The bird is SUPA cute! =-D

Wendy March 19, 2010 at 11:10 PM  

So so cute!!

Rachelle March 20, 2010 at 8:17 PM  


Andy Porter March 23, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

I just fell in love. Totally out of this world CUTE!!!

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