Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lindy Loopies for Little Boys

My mom always called me Linda Lou, so I have named my ribbon loopy baby cuddlies "Lindy Loopies."

This is not just any DIY craft, but a recycle one. Since baby onesies and shirts have the cutest embroidered and stamped designs, I chose to try to give them an extended life. (Hanging around on tiny clothes hangers in thrift shops is definitely not a way to go.) Our local thrift shop sells the little bitty kiddie clothes for 25 cents, so I drop in every couple of weeks to see if they have something I can use.

As you notice in my photos, I try to use as much of the mini-garment as possible. Sleeves usually show up as ears on this crazy animal cuddlie. Sometimes I choose not to add ears. All of the ribbon loops are washable and securely triple attached. At this time, I do not plan to add anything like buttons or other small embellishments that might be dangerous for babies.

Here are the before and after shots of my Lindy Loopies for Boys:

Before--a baby shirt

After- a patriotic/athletic bear with ears, stars for eyes, and sports balls grin.

Before- out of this world onesie

Back of the onesie

After-Lindy Loopy in space

Back of the Lindy Loopy (phone home!)

Before-Kiddie sport shirt (front and back are the same)

After-sporty bear with ears and loops


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Really cute and I love anything that recycles! Thanks for sharing at TTF.

Liz Burton said...

These are gorgeous!

I made a tag comforter for my daughter when she was little but I love the idea of recycling old baby clothes. x