Dec 7, 2010

DIY Appliques Review and Giveaway

How many of you would love to make your kids some cute shirts but don't like/know how to sew?  Here's a simple and fun solution:

Appliques!

I found this applique shop on etsy a while ago when I was looking for some cute shirts for Allie.  It is called DIY Appliques.

Take a look at some of my favorites:



 Here is an intro to the creator of DIY Appliques, Betty:

"I AM A MOTHER OF FIVE INCREDIBLE CHILDREN.
I WAS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST FOR MANY YEARS AFTER WHICH I OPENED A SEWING BUSINESS.(INITIALLY, CREATING CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS AND HOME DECOR ITEMS AND LATER DESIGNING AND CREATING BOUTIQUE GIRLS CLOTHING.)  I SOLD BOTH LOCALLY AND ON EBAY.  HOWEVER, WITH THE HEAVY DEMANDS OF A GROWING FAMILY ( DID I MENTION "BURNOUT"???) (LOL) I DECIDED CREATING APPLIQUES WOULD BE A BETTER FIT FOR MY BUSY SCHEDULE. 

CREATING APPLIQUES SPEAKS TO MY "INNER CHILD" AS IT REMINDS ME OF CUTTING OUT PAPER DOLLS.  I DESIGN AND HAND-MAKE ALL THE APPLIQUES IN MY STUDIO AT HOME.   

FROM PAST EXPERIENCE ,I HAVE REALIZED THAT MOST CUSTOMERS "WANT IT YESTERDAY" SO I CREATE A QUANTITY OF EACH APPLIQUE WHICH ALLOWS ME TO OFFER NEXT DAY SHIPPING. I CAN'T GIVE IT TO THEM "YESTERDAY" BUT I CAN CERTAINLY SHIP IT "TOMORROW". I AM ADDING NEW ITEMS DAILY AND OFFER DISCOUNT PRICES ON ITEMS AS FABRICS ARE DISCONTINUED. I'M ALWAYS HAPPY TO CREATE CUSTOM ORDERS."

Betty sent me this cute little owl to review.  It was so easy to do! I just put a damp cloth on the top and held the iron on it for a while, then ironed the back of the shirt until the shirt was dry:


Simple!


And cute too.

Betty has offered one of you a choice of the three below:





To enter:
1. Go browse her collection, come back here and tell me what you love.
2. Add her Etsy shop to your favorites
3. Follow/Subscribe to my blog (1 each)
4. Share this giveaway on twitter/facebook/your blog (2 each)

Good luck!  Thanks Betty!

33 comments:

Jingle said...

These are super cute,
no wonder they are your favorite things..

Happy December!
Happy Blogging!
xxx

Chris said...

I love the RED MINNIE MOUSE APPLIQUE - IRON ON - NO SEW - NEXT DAY SHIPPING
red and white minnie has always been my fave
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Chris said...

I added her etsy shop to my favorites
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Chris said...

I follow your blog via gfc
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am owl-obesessed so i love all the owl ones!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am afollower!

Lee said...

I love sewing and appliques - in her shop i love
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62440762/large-western-boot-applique-iron-on-no?ref=v1_other_1
Thanks!

Lee said...

I hearted her etsy shop!

Lee said...

i follow a few of my favorite things

Lee said...

i subscribe - google reader

Sourkraut said...

My favorite's the Christmas cupcake applique.

Sourkraut said...

I also follow your blog.

Justine said...

I really like the yellow duck with the white dolka dots!

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Justine said...

heart her on etsy

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Justine said...

follower of your blog

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other-option said...

I like the pickup trucks carrying Christmas trees.
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other-option said...

I follow your blog.
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Amy Mac said...

I love the Christmas cupcake one!
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Amy Mac said...

Follow your blog!
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Mystica said...

The Christmas cupcake applique is my favourite!

I have my first giveaway post on my blog. Please do come and enter!

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~teal said...

We are WAY into owls right now, so I gotta say the one she sent you is my fave!

~teal said...

Etsy shop faved!

~teal said...

I follow your blog!

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tiffany_welk said...

I follow your blog!

tiffany_welk said...

I added her shop to my favorites, and love the dinosaur one, would be perfect for a shirt for my 3 year olds birthday party theme!

Jenny said...

I love the Every Christmas Applique!

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Jenny said...

I added her shop to my favorites on Etsy!

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Jenny said...

I follow your blog!

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Kristen said...

I like Turtle Applique - Iron On - No Sew

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Molly Marisa said...

Love this!!

Charity and John said...

I like the striped owl appliqué.
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