My Bennett is 2.

At this moment he’s sleeping.  At least I think so.  I *hope* so.

Yesterday instead of taking a nap he removed the heat register in his room and shoved it way down into the ducting.  Seriously…I was in up to my elbow digging that thing out.

And then he stood by the door and yelled “GUYS!  I’M IN HERE!”

Like we could forget?

I made him a shirt.


Hopefully I’ll get some shots of it in action later today.  You know, if a certain someone decides to cooperate instead of sitting on the step pulling mean faces at me like this:


Or doing his cheese ball impression like this:



For now?  Here’s a link to my applique pattern for all of you!

Happy Birthday, Ben!

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  1. He's so funny! Happy birthday!

  2. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    HE is so cute and cheesy! I can't get a normal picture of my almost two year old too. He 'cheeses' up in every picture.

  3. stephjacobson says:

    My three year old son still does the "cheese" face in every picture. I love the shirt you made, and Happy Birthday to your little guy!

  4. J's also all about the cheese face. I can't believe Bennett is two. I know we always say that about all of them. But J is so my baby, and he can't possibly be almost 2!!!

    Happy Birthday, Bennett!

  5. Me and Madeline says:

    He is edible! Happy birthday to your littlest guy! Oh, and that little party hat on the two is perfect! Love it!

  6. Nurse Heidi says:

    Ah Bennett, you're quite the guy! Somehow, you're always so calm at my house…maybe your mom is making all of the naughty tales up ;). Happy birthday!

  7. porter family says:

    i think you shoud HOPE for the cheese ball expression. its too cute!

    happy birthday bennett!!

  8. Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil says:

    Happy Birthday to Bennett…my daughters possible soul mate. At very least, they were cut from similar cloth!

  9. coffeyhouse says:

    LOVE your shirt you made your little guy! Happy Birthday to him!

    Might be a silly question- is that iron on fabric or did you sew it on? It looks so good I can't even tell!

  10. Happy birthday, big guy!

  11. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  12. Ed and Bel says:

    Thanks for the pattern my 1st is turnin 2 in a couple of months. They grow so fast.

  13. Karin (the Mrs.) says:

    Happy Birthday Bennett! I hope you'll have a wonderful day, filled with sweet people around you and nice presents and cake!

  14. MandyMoo76 says:

    happy birthday to bennett..he's such a cutie! we love his name too! we have a bennett who's 5 and a half! :o)

  15. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    coffeyhouse – It's a fabric applique. I have a post on basic applique instructions here:

  16. brown paper packages says:

    I LOVE it!! He is darling. It seems like not that long ago he was 1. *sigh*

  17. Sunny Brynn says:

    my little blonde haired blue eye daughter is 2 as well and was actually sitting on my lap as I was blog surfing today and when she saw your son– she did this little gasp and said "boy!" :)
    (at least she didn't say boy-friend. yet)

  18. Okay, the birthday hat on the 2 is the cutest thing ever. And what an adorable little model you have!! I host a link up party on Thursdays for all things made that can be worn if you want to stop by and link up!

  19. Kristine Robinson says:

    Seriously love your children. All of them. Must be their parents.

  20. Kimberly says:

    Hey Char! What product do you use to make your lil' one's mo-hawk stay put?!

  21. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    I use that stuff for all the boy hair around this place. I buy it at Target or Walgreen's. HTH!

  22. super cute – hilarious post – thanks again for sharing all the fun stuff you make!

  23. I wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I made a shirt like this today for my little guy using your tutorial and pattern. It turned out great even with my horrid sewing skills. I didn’t use the star and ended up adding a felt flower button as a little pom-pom.

    I did a blog post about it and made sure to link back to here. Thanks for the great ideas!

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