Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mini Boden Knock-Off

Have you ever heard of a store called Mini Boden? I love love love their clothes for kids. But it's a little pricey. When I saw a dino shirt in there, I knew I had to make one for my baby! AJ is going through his Dino stage right now (I think it's lasted over a year now... would we still call it a stage?) He is so smart! He even knows the names of most dinosaurs- and he's TWO years old! One of his favorites is the Triceratops, but he calls it a T-Top. So I made him his own "Mini Boden" shirt with a T-Top!

This plain white shirt cost $2.99 at Hobby Lobby. I have to go stock up on more. I used navy gingham on fabric interfacing to cut out the image on my Silhouette machine. Then I just ironed and topstitched the T-Top onto the shirt!

I asked him to show me his T-Top shirt so I can take a picture and this is what he kept doing! Too cute!

I took him to the mall to play in the indoor playground while mommy flipped through her new catalogs. There is NO WAY we can play outside right now. It's 108 degrees! But my little dinosaur had fun anyway!

Can you tell he got a good tan this weekend?? I'm so glad I got to take him out of the house for awhile. Poor baby has been cooped up all week, since we got back into town. Today was his day!

I'm linking up to these link parties!


  1. Oh my gosh! He is darling...and that top is fantastic! Boden is one of my favorite shops...but this idea is waaaaaaay more affordable...;)

  2. Cute! Just wanted to let you know you were last weeks winner of Ribbon Jar Giveaway! Whoo Hoo!

  3. So cute! My little guy would love this!

    I would LOVE if you would link up your project to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} Linky Party! We're also hosting a giveaway, so don't forget to sign up! :)

    I'm also your newest follower. We would LOVE a follow back if you love our blog too!

    Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

  4. So cute! I love Mini Boden too. Especially hand-me-down Mini Boden goodies - a little more affordable that way :) Your shirt project is awesome...almost as cute as your boy!

  5. He's too cute Bonnie!!! He'll break some hearts that cute little guy:) You did a great job with that little dino shirt!!! I wish I had a silhouette !!!
    Have a great day:)

  6. Such a cute shirt, but not as cute as that little guy! My boy loves dinos too, I might need to make one too!

  7. You said it! This is really too cute! So cute, in fact, that I am now your newest follower!

    Stop by sometime.

    Ciao Bella!


  8. It looks so cute! I wish I had a little boy to make one for!
    I am visiting from Momnivore's Dilemma! I would love to have you stop by my blog if you get a chance! Don't forget to check my giveaway too!
    Kaitlin @ The Goodey Knot

  9. So cute and a cute model too! I'd love for you to share at Fun For Kids Friday.

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE Boden! Just bought some stuff for myself & my hubby at the tail end of their 25% off sale. But I've never bought anything for my Munchkin from there; she just outgrows stuff too quickly to justify spending that much! I love this idea! I did something similar with freezer paper stencling awhile back; didn't think to knock off a real designer though... Smart!

  11. love this! would be so thrilled if you'd link this up to my 20 minute tuesday linky party!
    Happy memorial day!

  12. the shirt really turned out cute but your model is cuter! We will be featuring this project today, Bonnie! Votation starts today ^^)

    Have a nice weekend


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