Category Archives: Baby Gifts

Rooaaaaaar…fierce I know

I do hold a special place in my heart for little redheads. This fiery redhead just celebrated his 3rd birthday with a whole bunch of his closest buddies. Nathan’s Mama, Rosemary, is super talented herself and went all out with an adorable circus themed birthday party. Man! I wish I would have snapped a few pics of the decor. It really was so cute! Rosemary asked me to make a lion shirt for Nathan to wear for his party. Here is the little dude being as cute as ever in his lion tee…
Loved being able to celebrate with Nathan and be apart of the memory making!
Need a special occasion tee or maybe a monogram tee? I would love to help you out! Email me at monkeydoodles@att.net with your custom order.
Also, check here for more samples of our custom appliques.
Can I just add…wooohooooo…the last week of school!!! Ok…thank you…I feel better now.

Model Material

Oh my word! Check out this little guy! Is he cute or what?! Trace is modeling his Tie Tee I made for his Easter outfit. The shirt is cute but seriously this kiddo makes it!

Have an idea for a custom shirt for your little ones? Not sure how to make it happen? Let me help!
Here are a few samples of appliques available, but really your imagination is the limit. So let me know what you have in mind!
Letter Tee’s available as well with your child’s initial.
Custom Big Kid Tee’s ~ $18
Custom Toddler Tee’s ~ $16
Custom Onsies ~ $14
Email me at monkeydoodles@att.net with your order!
SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE!
The giveaway is going GREAT! You girls took me seriously with the game face. Remember the deadline is tomorrow at midnight! Happy voting!

Every little girl needs a hairbow or 12…

After the arrival of my second baby girl I thought it might be time to learn to make hair bows for the little ladies. Now for those of you who know me know that historically I haven’t been able to tie a bow to save my life. I married wisely though because my hubby who is talented in so many ways can tie a mean bow. You can see how that my inability to actually tie pretty bows would have been a deal breaker when it comes to making my own hair bows. But after buying many a boutique bow I buckled down and figured I could definitely figure this out for myself. I dedicated a Saturday to learning this craft. Googling, YouTubing, and trial and erroring only to have gotten NOWHERE! It was not my best moment. Now mind you I wanted a perfect boutique look and wasn’t going to be satisfied with anything less. After taking a nice long time out for myself and some new fancy schmancy tools I decided to give it a whirl again. Voila! Beautifulness! Once I got the hang of it I was able to run with and get more creative. For any of you mama’s out there who don’t quite yet feel you are up to bow making 101 let me help you out! I keep my prices competitive and reasonable as I know it may be less than rational to spring for a $10 bow to go with a $12 outfit.

Below are a few samples of my work along with prices. Feel free to email me at monkeydoodles@att.net if you would like to order a special occasion bow or maybe a pack of 6 with a variety of bright fun Summer colors. Discounts will be given with multiple bow orders!
All bows come complete with a fabric covered alligator clip and finished off with a box knot.

Crocheted baby headbands available in hot pink, brown , white, and black. $1 each.

Itty Bitty Baby Bows ~ 2 for $4
Double Layer Boutique Bow ~ $6 each
Boutique Bow ~ $5 each (not pictured, single layer)
Multi Layer Boutique Bow ~ $7 each
Double Layer Classic Bow ~ $5 each
Classic bow ~ $4 each
Multi Layer Loopty Loop Bow ~ $6 each
Sweet baby girl modeling for her Mommy!

The baby wave continues

In my circle of friends we have welcomed six babies within the last year and now we are expecting to meet the seventh in a couple short months. Gracious…don’t drink the water around here! This weekend we gathered around the newest mommy-to-be-again and showered her with lots o baby loot.

I do love a good party and an excuse to get a lil crafty! I was in charge of the party favors which is so up my alley. I decided to attempt cake pops made popular by Bakerella. While I was pleased with the end result I did feel like I had went to war with cake and candy coating but hey I came out on the winning side so all in all it was good. When or if I make them again it should go much smoother but with the first try there is always a learning curve. 
Rolled, dipped, sprinkled, and ready for packaging
Ahhh…the finished product!

You can also check out this tutorial by Bakerella.
My girlfriend gave me the inspiration for her gift…really quite clever I thought. She is welcoming her third boy…wowza…so instead of the traditional big brother, little brother shirts she went in a totally different direction. She wanted each shirt to have monkey and each to be doing something different to correspond with “hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil.” Love it! Here is what I came up with:
I made traditional fabric appliques for the monkeys and used a zig zag stitch to secure all the edges. For the lettering I used an iron on material I purchased at my second home…ummm…I mean Hobby Lobby. It is made by Purple Chimp and it is a printable sheet for iron on applique. You simply make your own design on your computer and print! Then follow instructions to apply to shirt. I have a couple sheets left. I think I will let me two oldest create their own shirts. Hmmm…sounds like another post a brewin’.