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Attempting Aloha: You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em...


While I realize this is a DIY blog, and I pride myself on my DIY skills, sometimes it doesn't always pay to do something yourself.  This is an important lesson to learn, and sometimes it takes swallowing a little bit of pride when you know you could make something perfectly fine yourself!

Today I thought I'd give you an example, along with some fun pics of my beautiful little guy (one of my top 4 DIY projects of all time).  ;)

In my HANDMADE GIFTS FOR BOYS post, I showed a pic of a baby Onesie(R)that was designed to look like a little football. I LOVED it. So cute. And while I was still pregnant, I started scouring the Internet and retail stores to find a little brown Onesie to use.

I also wanted to do a Clark Kent/Superman one, so a blue one was also on my list. The problem was, I couldn't find any! It was really hard to find them solid-colored. The ones I did find were around $12 each PLUS shipping. Boo.

But then I accidentally stumbled across an Etsy shop called Custom Twosies that sells a huge variety of baby bodysuits/Onesies for $20 for a pair! They had BOTH the football one AND the superman one! I was so excited that I emailed them immediately. They were so nice and friendly and asked me what customization I wanted. I chose to have the football laces printed on the back rather than the front like I've seen since I knew I wanted him to be curled up in a little ball.

Isn't he a doll?!  Cutest little BYU Football fan E.V.E.R!

They turned out exactly like I had envisioned!

They also offered to make a custom letter in the Superman logo, but I like the traditional S.

This one just cracks me up! "To the RESCUE!!"

For anyone wondering where I bought the glasses...they were actually lime green baby sunglasses that I found at Target. I popped out the lenses and took a black Sharpie to them. ;)

Being a super hero is exhausting.

So if you've been wanting to DIY these Onesies for your little guy (or as a gift), might I recommend saving yourself some time and money by visiting Custom Twosies?  You can thank me later. :)

Have you ever had a DIY project that ended up costing more than if you had just purchased it to begin with?



A BIG THANK YOU to my friend, Cari, for taking most of these beautiful pictures!!

I did decide to make my own Onesies for the monthly pictures I'm taking of him, though, and you can find the free printable for boy AND girl versions HERE.


At January 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Emily Thompson said...

oooo adorable!!! Its always to fun to see baby boy ideas! So many girly ones out there, but you did great :o)

At January 28, 2013 at 6:58 AM , Blogger Pam Allen said...

Lol! I actually bought and dyed a newborn long sleeve onesie and hand painted the Steelers logo on it for my daughter (who came home from te hospital the day of the Super Bowl when te Steelers won- my familie's team!)
They DO NOT make black newborn onesies! I refused to pay for the $30 NFL gear, and I was 2 weeks late so I got bored enough to DIY!

At January 28, 2013 at 7:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if you have one near you, but Hobby Lobby has cheap black onesies!

At January 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Thanks, Emily. I didn't actually make these ones, though. :)

At January 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Good tip! I'll have to check there for other projects I have in mind!

At January 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Could these be any cuter?! I love that you put the foot ball laces on the back. Super cute!

At January 28, 2013 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Thanks! They turned out even cuter than I had imagined. Helps to have a handsome little model, too!

At January 28, 2013 at 11:20 PM , Blogger Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Sharing this on my FB page! So stinkin' cute! Thanks for linking up at the Monday Funday party!

At January 29, 2013 at 6:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness he is too cute!

At January 29, 2013 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Thank you!

At January 29, 2013 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Diana - FreeStyleMama said...


At January 29, 2013 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Thank you!

At January 29, 2013 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Thank you. :)

At January 29, 2013 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Oh my gosh - he is the cutest ever!

At January 30, 2013 at 6:15 AM , Blogger Patricia said...

Those are so cute but not as cute as the little model.

At February 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

I concur! ;)

At February 2, 2013 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Awwwww. And he's such a happy baby, too!

At February 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Love the onesies! And your little man is absolutely precious!

I came over from Pinterest :)

At February 5, 2013 at 8:27 PM , Blogger Attempting Aloha said...

Thank you, Darcie! And welcome. I may or may not be a Pinterest addict...

At February 6, 2013 at 1:01 PM , Anonymous A Woman's Journey Back to Army Strong said...

Charlie these pictures are just too adorable! love em. By the way, I think I am just going to start getting random things from garage sales and bring them over to you so you can fix them up for me. We need two desks, so that will be your first project lol. Can I pay you in thank you cards and hugs? lol. I dunno how you do all this stuff on your own.

At February 11, 2013 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Charlie Attemptingaloha said...

DO IT! I've helped Cari build a bed and Kendra reupholster her couch. You get one freebie if you help me, and we have to do it at your house, so I don't have to do clean up. ;) he he he

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At February 13, 2013 at 7:42 PM , Blogger A Woman's Journey Back to Army Strong said...

okay! I will start stock piling a bunch of random stuff and then bring ya over and say, Go For It! lol.


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