I admit it. I'm addicted. I'm appli-crazy. It all started out with circles and joy, but has now morphed into larger more complicated patches. I love it though. It's a great way to turn a $3.00 shirt into something a little more boutique looking. Plus, I think it's something I can "sew" for my son without him looking like he's wearing a homemade-looking (or "girlie" looking if you ask my husband) outfit.
The butterfly is one of Sandi Henderson's free patterns (also made with her fabric). I hand embroidered the antenna (which looks obvious as they aren't very symmetrical).
I love the octopus. It's very mini boden looking. You should request their catalog. They have tons of inspiring ideas for this kind of stuff. As you'll soon find out - I'm not really very creative. I get all of my designs from free tutorials and images online. This octopus came from a Sew Mama Sew tutorial found here. It was tricky and too a while to sew around the edges, but I like how it turned out. I need to paint some eye on it or something.
I just bought a few more long sleeved t-shirts for my son so. . . more to come! And maybe a little tutorial on how to do it (or at least the way I do it).