Lively Letters

Every time I walk around in a craft fair or spend ungodly hours searching on Etsy (guilty!), I have a hard time buying certain things. If it's something amazing and nothing like I've seen before, then OK, I'm in. I have found some of the cutest things for the nursery on there! It's then that I say, "How much and do you take credit?" But other things, I convince myself that I can do, and therefore, it would be ridiculous to "pay that much" for something! Well, cute appliqued onesies are one of those things.

Don't get me wrong, there are so many on Etsy that I would buy in a heart beat! Especially boy ones. I have a theory that for girls, all you have to do is to put some sequins, a ruffle, and hearts on it and it's pretty much cute. For boys, it's much harder. Your choices are Power Rangers or something along the lines of tractors. Believe it or not, I'm not so into the action figures and modes of transportation. I know, I know, there will be a time when Jack can actually have an opinion, and then if he wants a Power Rangers shirt, I'll suck it up and buy him a shirt...that he can wear on Saturdays...when we're home all day. :) But for now, I get to chose, and I choose cute appliqued onesies. And as much as I'm not in to Power Rangers, I'm not into paying $18 for a onesie! Especially one I think I can make myself! This one with the cute letters is one of the loveliest I've found. Just picture it with Jack's name on it!

But out of principal, I refuse to pay that much, especially when I've even gone so far as to buy 3 packs of onesies, determined to make my own! The letters are adorable, and I just had to find them. I did! It's Michael Miller's Lively Letters and I think it's just so adorable. Placed my order for one yard at $8, and have my onesies, 5 for $9...I can't wait to get started on that! Of course, that's after the bumper pad...and the curtians...and hopefully before my life is consumed with a newborn...and don't worry, it won't be perfect. There will be something about it that falls into the caterogy of "Whatever, nobody will notice it but me" so if I actually do get around to making it and you happen to see Jack wearing it, instead of looking for the part that "nobody will notice" be proud that I got it done! And all for under $18!


ally007 said...

i love you because of your ability to embrace the "whatever." i can hear it now...and i'm sure it will be incredible...and i'll be the one saying "whatever!"

Molly said...

and THAT is why i love you!

Kristi said...

Love that pattern! Super cute!