Little gets what little wants

Last semester I finally got the little sister that I always wanted while growing up. Getting a little sister was easily one of the most rewarding and happy moments of my life – but buying all the gifts they deserve and Initiation turning into another Chirstmas definitely isn’t easy on the college girl’s wallet. So I decided to learn how to hand sew letters for my lovely little so that not only did she know they were given to her from the hear – they also cost about $6 per shirt (instead of upwards of $20)

This is the basket full of goodies I gave her on Initiation

My little spoiled brat got a full basket (as you can see). Only one pair of letters inside was not hand made. Those would be our family letters – the vertical ones. Other than those, here’s the inventory:

  • 1 dark heather gray hooded sweatshirt with green patterned letters & white background
  • 2 t-shirt letters:
    • neon green shirt with light pink patterned foreground & dark pink background letters
    • kelly green shirt with dark pink foreground & white background letters
  • 1 light heather gray long sleeve shirt with orange foreground letters & white background
  • 1 white pillow with pink patterned foreground & dark pink background letters (with puff paint for our names)
  • 1 neon green blanket (underneath everything) without letters
  • pink flip flop slippers
  • Delta Zeta bumper sticker
  • pink picture frame with family photo
  • notepad with roses on it
  • pink & green make up bags
  • Delta Zeta reusable tote

All of this didn’t really take as much time to put together as you may think. I spent my Thanksgving break sewing letters, but it was well worth it. I love seeing my little rock my handmade letters on campus. For the Delta Zeta tote, Vistaprint usually has deals for free tees and totes – if you upload a Delta Zeta design then all you have to pay for is shipping!

Check out my letter-making tips or a how-to on sewing a blanket/pillow!