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Attempting Aloha: Jan 27, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em...



Aloha!


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?


Aloha,

Charlie


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.