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Valentine’s day shirt and a giveaway announcement

One of the best things about having a girl is making her cute clothes for every season and holiday. You could probably do that for boys too but it’s just the same. Don’t you think? Since the day we found out we were having a girl I knew I would be obsessed with hair bows, dresses, sparkly shoes, and all things pink and purple. Then when I bought my sewing machine it became a whole different ball game. That first week I think I made a pillow case dress every single night. After that I started making skirts, oh how I loved making her skirts. They weren’t anything extraordinary but I enjoyed making them in what every color/ theme I wanted. If you’ve been a reader for a long time then you may remember the skirt I made my daughter for our pumpkin patch trip. Sadly, they don’t fit anymore but have been repurposed as dress up clothes for her dolls. Another thing I enjoy making for my daughter are shirts, especially holiday shirts. My new favorite way of making shirts is by using t-shirt vinyl.

To make this heart shirt I used flocked t-shirt vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. It’s so incredibly easy to work with and I love the results. All you do is cut out your design and iron it on. Once it has cooled you peel off the top layer, sit back and enjoy your work. Now my daughter has something festive to wear on Valentine’s Day.

Now to announce something super exciting! Because you are all awesome and I have reached 1,000 followers, I’m having a giveaway week starting Monday. Yay! Thank you so much for all of your support and for reading my blog. Never in a million years did I think my little blog with 5 family members following would grow into what it is today. Crafting is something I have always loved. It’s something everyone knows for. I’m no Martha Stewart but I truly love creating, even if something simple. I’m so glad I get to share this passion with all of you. To thank you I want to host a giveaway week featuring some of my favorite companies. I’m so excited, I can’t wait. :)

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day my friends!
Linking up to these parties, TCB, Craft Env, Home Stories A2Z


  1. Jackie Koll says:

    I have disagree – I love making or finding cute holiday shirts for my boys! There are some great sites on Etsy that create some awesome things not to mention ideas I come across on Pinterest :-) I think boy clothes are so adorable and love dressing my boys up like little men :-)

  2. Eva {Tales of the Scotts} says:

    Super simple and super cute!!

  3. Wow, that shirt is darling! So simple, but eye-catching. Congratulations on 1000 followers…you totally deserve it!!


  4. what a sweet shirt. congrats on 1,000 followers. how exciting!! hi. came on over thanks, to the blog hop. a new linky follower. would you please follow me as well. i'm enjoying seeing all these different blogs. it's such fun. have a good weekend. (:


  5. WOW 1000 followers…You must be doing something right! LOL Love the shirt and heading over to my fav place to purchase that vinyl…expressionsvinyl!

  6. thesecretlifeofmrsbundt says:

    So adorable! I'll definitely be making some of these!

  7. Serendipity and Spice says:

    I found you on the blog hop, I'm your newest LF follower- would love it if you followed me too!

  8. 4you-withlove says:

    This is a really cute shirt! I love it when things are off set! :D


  9. Jenny@NorthwestLovelies says:

    I love the shirt! Now I want to try t shirt vinyl! I adore making things for my girls so I know what you mean. :) Congrats on 1000 followers!

  10. Mindie Hilton says:

    Love the t-shirt. Congrats on the 1,000 followers. Have a great weekend.

  11. A To Zebra Celebrations says:

    So adorable!! I love having 2 daughters :)

  12. I Love the shirt a lot especially I like using vinyl. Jackie Knoll (??) why cant using blue hearts with red glitter ??? Susan J

  13. Kara @ Mine for the Making says:

    LOVE this!! Absolutely adorable. I made my daughter a valentine shirt using fabric, but I love the idea of using vinyl. Id love for you to link up to my fashion party :)


  14. Oh so cute! My daughter needs one of these! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

  15. oh my, this is ADORABLE! i wish i'd seen it sooner to make for my daughter this year. maybe i will try a st. patricks day one. :) we'd love for you to link up to our Sunday Best party. http://griffithsrated.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-best-fashion-crafts.html

  16. Little Gumnut says:

    Very sweet t-shirt! I haven't heard of t-shirt vinyl before but I'll have to look out for it now! Very effective! Just popping over from The Southern Institute, great to meet you!

  17. Visiting from I Heart Nap Time's Sunday Scoop :)


  18. Lynette @ My Craft Discovery says:

    I was wondering where I could buy t shirt vinyl, I didn't know expressions vinyl had it, I'll have to get some. Thanks for the tip! And that shirt is adorable! :)

  19. Six Sisters says:

    A big CONGRATS on a 1000 followers!! The valentine tshirt is so cute!! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters

  20. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says:

    congrats to you – you have a great blog!! The shirt is fun and I think she can wear it more than on Valentines Day!

  21. I love how simple and yet so adorable this design is! I had won a free sheet of red iron on vinyl last year and never figured out what to do with it, now I know! Congrats on doing so well with your blog! I'm now a Linky and GFC Follower!

  22. Laura@Corner House says:

    Very cute!

  23. Debbie Corbari says:


  24. Found you via Delightful Order. This is so cute! Would love for you to link up to Trendy Tots at http://areal-lifehousewife.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-she-wore-wednesday-and-trendy-tots.html
    I'm off to check out the rest of your posts :)

  25. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy says:

    I love the little trail of hearts! So cute, Crystal! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  26. Jessica Kielman says:

    I adore this tee, and already left a comment…I would love for you to link it up at my party…http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-1.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  27. I love these hearts…..Super cute…..I have brought a white T-shirt for my daughter and have an old red T-shirt…I actually had plans of making rosettes… but after seeing ur blog,am thinking of making similar hearts….

  28. Amanda Jones says:

    Love this super cute shirt my dear – so cute! Thank you for linking up to my weekly party!!


  29. Micah and Katie says:

    love the idea. Is the vinyle just regular stuff. I didn't know you could use it and iron it on shirts. Thats awesome if you can.

    Thanks again for the great idea.

  30. Classy Clutter says:

    Ohhhh my gosh! Simply adorable!!! Hope you'll link this up at our new linky party! We feature our favorites each week! We're your newest followers and we'd love to have you link up and follow if you'd like!


    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  31. The German Girl says:

    This is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

  32. Congrats on 1,000 followers! I just reached that goal too!

  33. This is super duper cute! I don’t have any flocked vinyl but I do love to do freezer paper stenciling so I may make this using that technique. Thanks! How does the flocked vinyl hold up in the wash??

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