For me, one of the really fun things about having little ones is dressing them. I hate shopping for myself, but could spend all day at the mall picking out outfits for G and C. I especially love personalized clothing, and now that I have two kiddos, personalized coordinating outfits are the ultimate in cuteness.
However, most of the time, outfits with names on them aren’t cheap. I absolutely adore appliqued and embroidered t-shirts, but by the time I pay shipping, I’m often spending close to $30 on one shirt- not exactly in my budget. Also, most of the time these shirts are for holidays, so they are only worn a handful of times, making spending the money even less practical.
But thanks to my friend Traci, who introduced me to the Etsy shop Giggles To Go, I can now afford lots more personalized clothes for the babies. Diane, who runs the shop, designs adorable iron-ons for t-shirts or whatever other fabric item you want them on.
At first I was skeptical- I’ve done iron-ons from Hob.by Lob.by and Mich.aels that would stick for a few hours, but then peel right off. But Diane’s iron-ons are high quality, and even after multiple washings, they stick and look brand new- just like they were screen printed on the shirt. She sends detailed instructions on how to iron them on (it’s actually super easy, but it’s nice to have the step-by-step instructions anyway).
The best part about Diane’s product is the price- only $5/iron on! For most of the shirts I’ve made, I’ve bought plain solid shirts at Wal.Mart for under $4, making each shirt less than $10 total! She is also willing to change colors and fonts to make each design exactly the way you want it. Her designs are so cute and she adds new ones frequently- it’s hard not to go crazy with the ordering!