Saturday, May 08, 2010

Snappy Fashions Giveaway & News

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We have a winner!!
Toni from pinkstar

I'll be posting another giveaway later today!!!

Pick up a copy at your local Barnes and Noble or
get it shipped to you from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

Thanks Thanks Thanks!
Big hugs and crafty kisses to all the moms and soon-to-be moms who have sent me letters about my new book. I truly appreciate your kind words. I had so much fun writing and designing this book. The little snapsuits were the perfect canvas and babies are the perfect muse.

New Mom (or mom to be) Gift Idea!
If you know a new mom or have a friend who is expecting, head on over to your local Barnes and Noble and grab a copy of the book! They are selling like hot cakes on Sunday morning. In fact, I am super excited to report that 101 Snappy Fashions is already going into a second printing!

Flickr Fans!
I have been getting lots of emails with pictures of snapsuits and toddler tees created from the book. I love seeing all the pictures so much and I want to be able to share them with everyone, so I set up a Flickr group where you can post all your creations. This is my first group to start, so I hope I did it right. wink wink.

Mother's Day Giveaway!
Mother's Day is tomorrow and to celebrate I am giving away a prize pack of snapsuits, embellishing goodies and a a signed copy of 101 Snappy Fashions! This giveaway ends Wednesday, May 12th so enter today!!

The business stuff....

All items are provided by me (Cathie Filian) and are in accordance with the Blogher Rules.

To enter: Simply leave a comment to THIS specific post by telling me if you have ever altered a baby snapsuit or if you have any babies on the way! :)

Your comment MUST link to your particular blog or web site or include your e-mail address. Otherwise, I won't be able to get in touch with you if you win! Any entries that do not include
some way of getting in touch will be disqualified.

Deadline: Comments must be received by midnight EST May 12, 2010.
Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Other rules:
1. You must have a mailing address in the United States of America (sorry international folks!).
2. Only one entry comment per person.

How it works: Each comment will be assigned a sequential number. The winning
number will be selected from a random number generator, so there will be no
favorites, simply a game of chance.


  1. I did a freezer paper stencil and would love to do more altering. My little guy wore this yesterday and I loved.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win!

  2. Oh yes!! I made many outfits for my kids when they were little...a new one for every holiday!Now I will be making some for my pregnant friends and would SO love a "signed" copy of this book!
    Laura Major

  3. Julie - That is so cute! I love the fish. If you are on flickr, you must add this picture to the pool. So cute!

  4. Regular baby clothes can be so boring! I need to make unique things for my son. :)

  5. I have altered many baby snap suits. I have become enamored with applique. Right now, I make things for my niece and my friends children, but I am hoping my own babies will be in the very near future, but they are not on the way yet. Best to be prepared, though. ;)

  6. Creating onesies for my expecting sister-in-law was too fun.

    Using some of my graphic design skills, I played with some vector graphics and fonts to come up with printable iron-on transfers for plain white onesies. One had cute little chicks in four gender-neutral colors with "My Peeps!" across it. Another had a stroller in grungy green that read, "That's how I roll."

    A not-so-good pic of the onesies can be seen at my website (as well as a free downloadable):

    Along with other handmade and store-bought items for my SIL's baby box :-D

    The best part about baby crafts? Everything is TINY!! Love it.


  7. Hi Cathie, I have embellished a onesie with yo-yo's. This is banner baby year for our family. I will have 4 new grandbabies this year! I had 8,so with a little simple math...I'll have 12!! Three of the babes this year are/or will be girls. We hoping for all girls so we'll have a softball team-9 girls and 3 boys. Smiles, Sally sjhackney (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. Made my own onesie but haven't yet embellished one for my baby, due in July.

  9. hi cathie! i decorated onesies for my oldest son nearly 7 years ago - i used cute baby appliques and ironed/sewed them on. since i didn't know if i was having a boy or girl at the time, i decorated them so that either could wear them. last year i had twins - a boy and a girl - and they inherited the Boy's onesies. and i was tickled that the lady bug onesie (the only one the boy didn't wear but i made anyway cos it was so cute!) could finally be worn!


  10. I have decorated onesies before.

  11. I love to make up new things. I have made one of those cute onesie dresses, only my mom and I did it from scratch we couldn't find a pattern we liked IT turned out cute, We also use the embroidery machine and put fun things on shirts. I have one little girl she is 9 months old and I love to make her cute clothes.

  12. I have tie-dyed onesie, used puffy paint on some, and did some iron-on transfers.

  13. I haven't attempted to do any onesies, myself. I would like to make one for my new niece.

  14. What a fabulous give away...lets see I stamped on some onesie's at a friends baby shower and i attempted to make some but my die job was atrochious! They are sitting in a lonely pile waiting for me to rescue them in some fashion.

    I have a 3 month old and a 3 year old.

    my blog is

  15. Oh my goodness!!! I could make such awesome things for my little one and all of pregnant friends!

  16. Sherrie LaPorte
    When I was expecting, I spent lots of time waiting in clinic lobbies and embroidering onesies and tees.
    Id love to have this book for future grandchild clothes!

  17. I've tie-dyed baby snapsuits for a few friends, but that's the limit of my snapsuit-alteration experience.

    My brother and his wife are having a baby and two of my good friends from high school are also pregnant, so this book would be totally awesome!

  18. I have some ideas running around in my head. I just need to catch them and get them out.


  19. Anonymous7:10 PM

    My daughter and I have a ball doing appliques on oneies and then putting glitter on them.
    Cheryl Clemons

  20. I painted birds one time on baby t shirts. It was so fun! I would LOVE to win this book!Pick me! Pick Me! Angelica Escalera

  21. SUPER PRIZE! I just altered a onsie for my 8 month old and a tshirt for my 1 1/2 year old for them to wear on easter.. its kind of like your "junior prom" one... I put a bowtie, dress shirt ruffles, and buttons on the little one, and a regular tie applique and dress shirt ruffles on the bigger one. I used red bandana fabric (because I had some scraps to use up) so I call them the "redneck dress shirts"

  22. I have never altered any clothing, but I'm dying to try! (hee, hee) We're expecting a new little niece in August and I'd love to make her some new clothes!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. I have sewn clothes for my daughter but never altered a onesie. I have a 3 week old and would love to try it!

  24. Around Valentine's Day I did an applique of hearts on a couple of onesies, it was really fun! I had every intention of making more for every holiday but other things came up. I have a six month old niece and a six month old Goddauther/surrogate niece and I'd LOVE to have this prize package to make them some awesome altered onesies! This is such a great offer, thanks for being so generous!


  25. This is a wonderful give away from a wonderful lady!! I sqw a beautiful onesie a fellow crafter did the other day and it was great!! I would love to make some for my future great grand kids!!
    Genelle Voss
    my fan page is:
    my blog is:
    my email is:

  26. I have done some freezer paper stenciling and plan on trying some applique soon. I can't wait to get your book and try even more ideas!

  27. Anonymous1:12 PM

    I love making the onies more personal for each of my nephews (no nieces yest).

  28. I've done some applique, but I'd love to find out some more ways to be creative when it comes to baby clothes. They're such great baby shower gifts!

  29. Hi Cathie,
    Yes I have done onesies in the past but always for girls! Now that I have my very own 2 month old boy, I sure would like to win and make him stuff.

  30. I haven't altered any snapsuits and right now I do have another great niece or nephew on the way. I may just make some altered snap suits for the new baby.

  31. No, I haven't because my kids are grown but these look like wonderful projects to have at the ready should there be any grand babies in the offing....

  32. Love your book saw it at Barnes and Nobles a couple of weeks ago. We are planning to get prego soon and would love to make some unique onsies...You are great and can't wait to put the book to use...hope to win a signed copy

  33. I have altered snapsuits before for my kids. And I can't wait to do it for my futuring neice or nephew!

  34. Anonymous6:06 AM

    would love to win... going into the age where all the friends are getting pregnant and I need to be prepared for gifts and showers

    rita_r_r @ hotmail dot com

  35. Anonymous6:11 AM

    I have altered several snap suits and am looking forward to a new niece in July.

  36. I have yet to alter any onesies myself, but after receiving an adorable gift from my sister-in-law for our first little one on the way I would love to try some!

  37. I have altered some by doing iron ons! I would love to have this signed book to get a lot more creative!!

  38. Jennie Gift11:06 AM

    I have done a couple with iron ons and would love to get my hands on your new book. Never crossed my minde to tie die onesies....what a great idea

  39. I haven't ever altered a onesie but I would love to turn some of our girl onesies into boy onesies. I just had my second boy on May 8th

  40. All I have ever done it printed onto transfer paper and applied them. I know, lame!

  41. I love stenciling t-shirts and baby onesies! They make great gifts and are so fun to make.

    vikki77 at gmail dot com

  42. I altered a snap suit for my nephew to be. I even have a picture of it here

  43. I would love love love to have this book!

  44. Ooo, I just found your blog and love, love your stuff. I have missed Creative Juice! My SIL is having her first baby in November and giveaway would be fun for gifts!!

  45. I have so many friends who are preggo, this would be perfect baby gifts for them!! So nice!

  46. Yes! I have altered little snappy suits for my babies when they were tiny. I used to cross stitch little bunnies and flowers on the fronts. so sweet! It's been a lot of years since I've had anyone wearing a little suit like that, but I am always on the lookout for baby gift ideas. Your book would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  47. I have decorated t-shirts before but haven't yet altered onesies. I want to try it out soon though!
    I haven't been able to get pregnant, yet, but since I moved in August, 13 of my friends have gotten pregnant and 3 of them have already had their babies! So if I can't yet make sweet babies things for my own little ones I will make little pretties for all the babies around me!

    Brittany at

  48. Anonymous10:57 AM

    I haven't yet altered any onesies - I've MADE onesies from scratch many a time, and am so glad that I've found your book/blog just in time because we have a brand new baby, and he will get some decorated onesies!
    Melissa at

  49. I have altered a mens shirt to a little girls dress. I also have a baby girl on the way and would love to make her great onesies!!!
    Kara B

  50. Brandy3:36 PM

    I haven't altered a snapsuit but it looks like so much fun!

  51. Thanks for another chance to win! oh and for sharing all your cute ideas to inspire us!

  52. I haven't altered a onesie, but I have plans to. I saw a tutorial not long ago for adding a skirt to a white onesie - it was adorable! It's on my 'to do' list. I have an 8 mo. old baby girl.

  53. I have never altered a onsie, but bought many with that in mind. I just never seem to follow through, lol.

  54. I altered onesies for my new niece 15 years ago!
    And I still have friends having babies...can't wait to look through your book.


  55. I haven't altered one yet
    kmmanley @

  56. I've yet to try this but would love to.


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