Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Discards to Keepsakes

I've had a stash of cute baby clothes I've been having a hard time letting go of. But recently, I've had the need to purge, so in the giveaway bag they went. But last night I had a thrilling idea and grabbed them back. After making a doll softie for a cousins baby and thinking it cute and easy, I thought maybe my girls should each have one in their stockings. Especially since they both wanted to play with it right away. (So they each got to give it a good squeeze to fill it with love and then put it aside).

Anyway. Baby clothes. I grabbed them and started cutting. Ack! But they are so cute! Never fear. I took what my children would never use again and made it into something they can always have. And it's still just as cute as those clothes! Have a boy? Make a bear. Or a boy doll. They'll be just as cute. I liked this project so much, I saved a couple of those dresses. I shouldn't. But I am. AND...because it's Christmas, I want to make one of these lovelies for someone else. Leave a comment and on Monday there will be a random winner. You can supply me with your baby clothes for my chopping pleasure, or if you don't have any, or think that clothes can feel pain and don't want me to chop them, I have girly clothes or can visit my local thrift store. We'll make arrangements after Monday.
I think Phoebe and Paige are fitting. What do you think?

10 comments:

The Pierce Family said...

Oh Man...Lily would love one...and If I don't win....maybe I could pay you???? Way too Cute Shalisa, you're so clever :)

Jami said...

Those are so cute... Hannah is going to be so wanting one when she see your girl's, so if I don't win show me how..

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Kelly said...

Those are adorable Shalisa! Can you post a tutorial? :)

Shalisa said...

I can post a picture tutorial when I make the winners doll. And, if you don't win and don't want to make one, we can talk. I'm cheap.

beauty school drop out said...

Yay I can't wait to see the tutorial. What a great way to reuse. I need to make some thing like this for the boys.

kristi said...

"nnnnmmnm ,,m,njkjnnjhkhjjk,,"

that was judah typing that he would like to be entered in the contest. :)
I showed him the picture of the dolls and he said, "can i have one?"
...hoping we win so i don't have to try to make one! :)

Julia said...

Shalisa! Those are adorable! Fantastic work!

Summer said...

You're very clever! Super cute idea! My little ladies would love one!

Lacie said...

Shalisa,
You amaze me with your craftiness. I so love my Christmas present. Wish I could learn to do the things you and Julia do!