Friday, 11 March 2011

Lou's Lovelies :: DIY Applique Personalisation

Aloha Bloggerinos,

It's been a loooonnnngg time coming, but I thought I'd throw a crafty post out there, since we have had so many beauty related things in the last few months. I go through phases with crafts, I have to be super in the mood to get my sewing machine or glue gun out and for the past few months I've felt a little bleaugh towards it all. However, this little project was so quick and easy, it didn't seem like a chore- woop!
Anyhoo, a few weeks ago, whilst in Hobbycraft, Matt spotted these cute little letters for £1.25 each. They had girlie ones and boyish ones, every letter of the alphabet. We picked up her initials and I decided that I would have a hunt for something to personalise for her, just to jazz up her stash a bit and make something a bit special.

Little moan here- I just saw the website in the photo, looked it up and saw that you can actually buy individual letters for 70p, which is a lot less than £1.25!! Naughty Hobbycraft!

I attached the letters to one of her shoulder cloths because I know I can hang the motiffed part over my back so it doesn't scratch her face at all and I thought it looked a little plain. Other applique contenders were blankets, muslin squares, little tops or towels, so it goes to show how versatile this project is :)

It was beyond easy! I positioned the letters where I wanted them, dampened a different cloth (I just used a muslin square as it was to hand), popped the damp cloth over the letters, ironed it thoroughly for about 15-20 seconds, removed the iron and damp cloth and voila!

I really think this is something I would like to do more of, not only for Baby Glitter but I also think it would make a unique gift for other mummy friends or relatives. I think this is ideal for someone like me who is now pressed for time but still has the urge to craft and customise :)

Is this something you might try?




  1. my first little neice or nephew is due in 5 weeks, i think i am going to have to personalise a few things this way for him/her!
    so excited waiting to hear your baby news, i am actually uncontrollably excited about my neice or nephew coming so im loving reading baby posts!!

  2. Awww so cute! I'd like to get into sewing and stitching but I think I'd be rubbish at it! x

  3. Aww, that's a lovely idea! I'm definitely going to try this out! It seems so simple and looks really cute :) xx

  4. aloha....thats sooo cute, i would totally do this if i had or was having a child......

    p.s. why havent you accepted me on twitter? i keep trying to follow you as NilufarLoves....i lurve your youtube videos...very funny..xx


  5. This is such a great idea.
    My boyfriends sister is due in a few weeks. Once they settle on a name I may use this idea on a few items as gifts for the new addition! :-)

    Leanne. xx

  6. this makes me want a baby! they're so cute :)
    love all your posts and videos!

  7. I love this idea, it looks gorgeous! My niece's baby is due soon and she has pretty much bought everything already, so this kinda thing would make a lovely present! :)

  8. This looks gorgeous! I'm awful at sewing and crafts in general, so something that can be ironed on is perfect for me :)

  9. sooooo cute! what a great idea louise xxx

  10. Hi Lou, this is adorable!
    Hope you don't mind but I mentioned you in my latest blog post - its just about how fabulous you are! Hope you are doing well :)
    Joanna xxx

  11. Still no baby glitter! you must be getting so impatient! youve obviously made it too comfy for her! Love this blog, i love a bit of arts and crafts xx :o)

  12. That is such a good idea! I definately want to try that for my little baby and niece :)


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