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Aww nuts! I just lost my comment. Hopefully this only shows up once.

Do you ever get tired of being so creative? :)

I love those birdie shirts. I have a few tees around here with stains that I couldn't bear to toss. Thanks for the great idea! (Now to actually DO it...)


joanne, can you recommend a website to me with instructions on how to do this? i just clicked on a few, but they were different methods and nowhere near as cute as yours...


Those are so pretty! Nice idea.


thank you!!! i can't wait to try it!

miss chris

Love that japanese print. It really lends itself to applique, doens't it??!

Amy @ By His Grace

How fun! I'm going to have to try this one!

Angie Platten

Love this fabric! Since I only have boys, this isn't such a big hit but, when my nieces were small, I had so much fun doing this type of thing. I'd often get some yardage of coordinating fabric and create a big "ruffle" which was sewn to the bottom making the cutest t-shirt dresses. When you see Stephanie again, ask her about them because I'm sure I made them for her girls! Very fast, easy, and fun projects.


I had to go looking for this today. I'm planning to make birthday shirts for my daughter & several of her friends, who will all be turning 3 between now & October. I wanted to do a nice appliqued "3" on the shirt, and make matching hair clips. These directions sound easy, so I think I'll give it a try!

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