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I love you too much // part 1

Buddy is not normally interested in having his photo taken, he’s pretty shy of the camera, but on this day he was 100% into it, and boy did we have a blast. That kid was dancing all over the footpath and i was almost dying laughing. I mean what is all that posing? i love it hehehe

Ok back to the project… really this is part 2… but i just haven’t gotten my act together to photograph part 1, so i’m posting backwards. Isn’t that nice and confusing?! let me start from the beginning.

When i tuck Buddy in to bed at night he tells me “i love you too much!”, it’s the sweetest thing and melts my heart every time. I wanted to have a little way to remember this little Buddy-ism, so i decided to make a little banner to hang in his room that said “i love you too much”. I used my Silhouette Cameo and heat transfer material to cut out the words, simple simple, and made the banner. But then i was left with the negative space from the cut out, and never one to waste things i can use, i decided to make a tshirt out of the leftovers. Also, I LOVE BONUS PROJECTS / do you know what i mean? that one you tack on the end that takes almost no effort?

And now it’s Buddy’s favourite tshirt. He would wear it every day if he could. Did you hear my heart swelling again?

Much like the very simple Dow Dow and Nee Nee shirts i made them last summer – It’s amazing to me how much my kids appreciate the simplest projects. At the end of the day, i think they just love that i made them something – and it makes me love making them things even more. And of course, just another really great reminder not to overcomplicate things.

Shall we end with more photos of Buddy hamming it up for the camera?! Of course!

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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miss agnes
9 years ago

Priceless pictures, and such a great way to remember those expressions of love. My heart melts too when my son says how much he loves me and asks for cuddles and kisses. Your son is so natural and so funny in these pictures.

9 years ago

Incredibly sweet! In our house, it’s “I love you more”,,,followed of course, by “No, I love you more”,,ending with “But I’ve loved you longer–since you were in my tummy”. My kids(?) are now 26 and 30,,and they still carry on this routine with me. What a wonderful feeling. Thanks for sharing.

9 years ago

These photos are so sweet and so is the tee! You guys are the cutest family. :)