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How To: D.I.Y. Super Hero Cape Shield

Have you read our D.I.Y. High Flying Super Hero Cape Instructions…  Take a look for designing the cape to go with Super Hero Cape Shield.  The Super Hero Capes I design for toddlers are quite adorable if I do say so myself 😉  And I though I would share with you exactly how I create each of my designs…DIY Super Hero Cape Shield (37) (640x426)

Lily & Frog Materials:

  • 2-3 sheets of colored felt
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting board
  • Cutting square
  • iron
  • Fusible Webbing
  • White Thread
  • Superhero Letter Template (slightly altered mine)

Lily & Frog D.I.Y Instructions for Super Hero Cape Shield:DIY Super Hero Cape Shield (19) (640x426)

Starting with template from Vanilla Joy, print about 3 copies, just in case you make a mistake.  You will need 3 total shield sizes; 1 large size (Big Main Shape), 1 medium size about 1/2 inch smaller all the way around (Middle Shape), 1 small about 1/2 inch smaller than the medium (Letter Shape).

The smallest shield shape will be the letter.  Each letter is a little different to design; I suggest using a pencil and starting with the center of the shield shape.  The shape is the letter is all up to you.

Three parts of this shield:

  • Big Main Shape is White Felt
  • Middle Shape is Yellow Felt
  • Letter Shape is Purple Felt

Line the back of each 9×12 sheet of felt with fusible webbing.  Follow the instructions on the fusible webbing you purchase.  There are two parts to fusible webbing; the paper backing and the rough side (webbing).  In my case, the fusible webbing is cut to the size of the felt.  The fusible webbing is laid rough side down and ironed into place.

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This is repeated for all three sheets of felt.

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Using your template, create the Big Main Shape from white felt.  Fold the felt in half to find the center of the felt, lay the long side of the Big Main Shape Template along the fold of the felt. Using a rotary cutter, cutting square and cutting mat to cut the shape of the Big Main Shape from the white felt.

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Using your template, create the Middle Shape from yellow felt.  Using a rotary cutter, cutting square and cutting mat cut the Middle Shape from the yellow felt from the template you created.

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Using your template, create the “K” Letter Shape from purple felt.  Once you have the template for the “K” Letter Shape created, flip it over place it on the paper backing of the fusible webbing, trace your letter, creating a ‘Mirror Image” of the letter.  Using a rotary cutter, cutting square and cutting mat cut the “K” Letter Shape from the purple felt from the template you created.  When flipped back over, the “K” (or letter) will be the correct direction.

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All three shapes are now cut and ready for assembly.

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Remove the paper backing from the purple “K” Letter Shape, place it centered on the yellow Middle Shape and iron it into place.  I would recommend flipping the WHOLE shield over before ironing the purple “K” Letter Shape into place because the iron can burn and wilt the felt.  If you flip over the WHOLE shield your hot iron will be touching the paper backing of the fusible webbing on the yellow felt.

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Before sewing the “K” Letter Shape to the yellow Middle Shape, peel the paper backing from the yellow felt.  I do this step because if you sew the “K” Letter Shape to the Middle Shape with the paper backing still attached, there will be a mess when you try to peel it off.  Sew a straight stitch (or stitch of your choice) around the whole exterior of the “K” Letter Shape.

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The “K” Letter Shape and Middle Shape are now sewn together.  The “K” Letter Shape and Middle Shape need to be ironed and sewn to the white felt of the Big Main Shape.  Place the sewn “K” Letter Shape and Middle Shape centered on the Big Main Shape and iron into place.  I would recommend flipping the WHOLE shield over before ironing the white Big Main Shape into place because the iron can burn and wilt the felt.  If you flip over the WHOLE shield your hot iron will be touching the paper backing of the fusible webbing on the white felt

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Before sewing the K” Letter Shape and Middle Shape to the white Big Main Shape, peel the paper backing from the white felt.  I do this step because if you sew the K” Letter Shape and Middle Shape to the white Big Main Shape with the paper backing still attached, there will be a mess when you try to peel it off.  Sew a straight stitch (or stitch of your choice) around the whole exterior of the yellow Middle Shape.

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Before sewing the Big Main Shape to the Super Hero Cape, peel the paper backing from the white felt.  Center the completed Super Hero Shield onto the Super Hero Cape as instructed in my D.I.Y. instructions and iron into place.  I would recommend flipping the WHOLE shield AND Super Hero Cape over before ironing the completed Super Hero Shield into place because the iron can burn and wilt the felt.  If you flip over the WHOLE shield AND Super Hero Cape, your hot iron will be touching the flannel (fabric choice) of the Super Hero Cape.  Sew the shield into place around the whole exterior of the white Big Main Shape.

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I look forward to seeing all of your Super Hero Capes and Shield Designs!  Please share them to info@lilyandfrog.com or in the comments and tell me how this DIY project worked out for you!

Interested in creating your own Super Hero Cape, visit our DIY instructions for details:  Designing your Super Hero Cape & Designing your Super Hero Shield

How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.

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First Birthday Tutu

Toddler Birthday Tutu (2)My favorite tutus are for a special little girl’s Birthday Tutu.  Ms. K’s Birthday Tutu is designed for a special little one’s 3rd Birthday celebration…

This tutu is designed using multiple tiers of bright hot pink tulle with an under shirt of deep purple tulle.  This tutu has almost double the tulle our normal tutus have, this extra tulle adds puff, fluff, and extra flair to this ballerina’s tutu.  The outer most layer of tulle is lined with 7/8 inch satin bright hot pink ribbon with shades of purple and pink polka dots.  Each inner layers of tulle are lined with grosgrain ribbon in multiple shades of bright hot pink, deep purple and lavender.

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This tutu is accompanied with coordinating hair accessories designed in the same ribbon which lines the outer edges of the tutu.

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Each Lily & Frog tutu is custom-made, so no two tutus are ever the same. I will be happy to discuss with you a tutu that works best for your little prima ballerina while maintaining a classic pattern with a wholesome and delicate design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!

Tutus are available in a variety of sizes (size 6 months to toddler sizes), assortment of colors, coordinated hair accessories are NOT included.  Starting price for a custom designed tutu is $40.00 and may vary slightly from there.

How to place an order: Visit our Shop or contact Elizabeth directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.  If a product above is not shown in our shop, please contact Elizabeth directly for a custom order.

Visit our Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com.


Nautical Whale Blanket

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The Nautical Whale Blanket is handcrafted using gentle 100% cotton flannel fabric embellished with pure white gentle whales on a background of perfect seaworthy navy blue and a string of tiny lime green hearts.  January 078 (1024x937) January 085 (1024x693)The blanket is balanced off with large squares of dark navy blue anti-pill fleece and backed with the same.  Just the right pattern and design for a little boy nicknamed Fudgie.

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This is a large custom designed blanket and is $40.00. If a smaller size is requested, pricing will be adjusted accordingly.

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I can’t seem to get enough of a nautical theme (visit Jason’s Nautical Bedroom), the welcoming navy and whites…  I just love it.  When you envision a nautical blanket what do you see?

To help survive an active child (i.e. extra washings, durability, dragging through the mud, chewing from the dog, and everyday use) an additional stitching is added between all squares and a double line stitching along all edging. The blanket measures approximately 34” x 46” (give or take a stitch or two).  All blankets are prewashed and preshrunk in Dreft detergent, the same detergent I use for my own kiddies. My preferred washing cycle for blankets is a cold wash and tumble dry low heat or no heat.

Advanced Notice Required: This blanket is custom made, with a normal time frame of 3-4 weeks, not including shipping. If you require an item(s) sooner than Lily & Frog’s normal time frame, please contact Lily & Frog directly BEFORE purchasing. This will help to ensure I will be able to accommodate the date you have requested.

Visit our Etsy Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com and follow our blog at www.lilyandfrog.com. Follow Lily & Frog’s web site via e-mail and Facebook


Speedy Cars Blanket

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The Speedy Cars Blanket is handcrafted using gentle 100% cotton fabric embellished with brightly colored automobiles speeding March 002 (1024x832)through traffic.

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Lily & Frog has found the fitting balance of an endearing baby blanket and a simple, versatile, and classic design. A design both
March 1938 (1024x662)Mommy and Daddy would be proud to have draped over their shoulder.

A Speedy Cars Blanket is the ideal blanket for a tiny snuggle with your little one, tucked into a stroller for a leisurely walk through the park, and gentle enough for your tiny tot to embrace all through the night.

This is a custom designed blanket and is $30.00. If a smaller size is requested, pricing will be adjusted accordingly.

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To help survive an active child (i.e. extra washings, durability, dragging through the mud, chewing from the dog, and everyday use) an additional stitching is added between all squares and a double line stitching along all edging. The blanket measures approximately 34” x 46” (give or take a stitch or two).

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All blankets are prewashed and preshrunk in Dreft detergent, the same detergent I use for my own kiddies. My preferred washing cycle for blankets is a cold wash and tumble dry low heat or no heat. 

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Advanced Notice Required: This blanket is custom made, with a normal time frame of 3-4 weeks, not including shipping. If you require an item(s) sooner than Lily & Frog’s normal time frame, please contact Lily & Frog directly BEFORE purchasing. This will help to ensure I will be able to accommodate the date you have requested.

Visit our Etsy Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com and follow our blog at www.lilyandfrog.com. Follow Lily & Frog’s web site via e-mail and Facebook


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Silly Princess Monkey Blanket

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The Silly Princess Monkey Blanket is handcrafted using gentle 100% cotton flannel embellished with pastel colors in shades Silly Monkeys (7)of pink, tan and brown creating a world of comfort for a pink princess Silly Monkeys (8)monkey to play with butterflies, hearts, and flowers in all shapes and sizes.

The coordinating flannel fabric is pure white with hints of pale pink polka dots.  The blanket is balanced off with a back panel of ultra, comfy and cozy pure white fabric.

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This blanket is accompanied with a coordinating pacifier tie as well…

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Lily & Frog has found the fitting balance of an endearing baby blanket and a simple, versatile, and classic design. A design both Mommy and Daddy would be proud to have draped over their shoulder. A Silly Princess Monkey Blanket is the ideal blanket for a tiny snuggle with your little one, tucked into a stroller for a leisurely walk through the park, and gentle enough for your tiny tot to embrace all through the night.

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This is a custom designed blanket and is $30.00. If a smaller size is requested, pricing will be adjusted accordingly.  To help survive an active child (i.e. extra washings, durability, dragging through the mud, chewing from the dog, and everyday use) an additional stitching is added between all squares and a double line stitching along all edging. The blanket measures approximately 34” x 46” (give or take a stitch or two).  All blankets are prewashed and preshrunk in Dreft detergent, the same detergent I use for my own kiddies. My preferred washing cycle for blankets is a cold wash and tumble dry low heat or no heat.

Advanced Notice Required: This blanket is custom made, with a normal time frame of 3-4 weeks, not including shipping. If you require an item(s) sooner than Lily & Frog’s normal time frame, please contact Lily & Frog directly BEFORE purchasing. This will help to ensure I will be able to accommodate the date you have requested.

Visit our Etsy Shop for purchasing. You may also e-mail Lily & Frog directly at info@lilyandfrog.com and follow our blog at www.lilyandfrog.com. Follow Lily & Frog’s web site via e-mail and Facebook


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Dynamic Dean’s Super Hero Cape

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Wherever evil is lurking and danger is afoot…   Super Hero Dean is there to save the day!

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Your little “Super Hero In-The-Making” will be shouting “Wham! Bam! Pow!!” while speeding through your home wearing his/her Lily & Frog Super Hero Cape.  Dynamic Dean’s Lily & Frog Super Hero Cape is a charming addition to your “Super Hero In-The-Making’s ensemble.

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Dynamic Dean’s Lily & Frog Superhero Cape is custom designed using a bright green, 100% cotton flannel fabric.  Dynamic Dean’s Superhero Letter is created by using a pure white felt background outlined in a pure white straight stitch.  Sandwiched above the pure white felt is a pale grey felt, cut slightly smaller than the background felt.  Placed upon the pure dark grey felt is a bright green white letter “D” outlined in a pure white straight stitch.  

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The neckline of the cape is created by using a strand of pure white grosgrain ribbon.  Adding a finishing touch to this cape is the pure white straight stitch lining the outer edging of this entire Superhero Cape.

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Each Lily & Frog Super Hero Cape is custom-designed, so no two Super Hero Capes are ever the same. I will be happy to discuss with you a Super Hero Cape which works best for your little Super Hero In-the-Training while maintaining a classic pattern with a wholesome design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!  Super Hero Capes are available in ONE size, toddler age 3 size, unless otherwise stated by you.  They are also available in an assortment of colors and an array of accents.  Starting price for a custom designed Super Hero Cape is $25.00 and may vary slightly from there.

Interested in creating your own Super Hero Cape, visit our DIY instructions for details:  Designing your Super Hero Cape & Designing your Super Hero Letter

Lily & Frog Super Hero Capes are available through our Online Store.  For any questions, please contact Elizabeth directly via info@lilyandfrog.com.


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Tremendous Tarquin’s Super Hero Cape

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Wherever evil is lurking and danger is afoot…   Super Hero Tarquin is there to save the day!  

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Your little “Superhero In-The-Making” will be shouting “Wham! Bam! Pow!!” while speeding through your home wearing his/her Lily & Frog Super Hero Cape.  Tremendous Tarquin’s Lily & Frog Super Hero Cape is a charming addition to your “Superhero In-The-Making’s ensemble.

Tremendous Tarquin’s Lily & Frog Super Hero Cape is custom designed using a dark navy blue, 100% cotton flannel fabric.  Tremendous Tarquin’s Super Hero Letter is created by using a pure white felt background outlined in a pure white straight stitch.  Sandwiched above the pure white felt is a dark grey felt, cut slightly smaller than the background felt.  Placed upon the pure dark grey felt is a pure white letter “T” outlined in a navy straight stitch.

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The neckline of the cape is created by using a strand of pure white grosgrain ribbon.  Adding a finishing touch to this cape is the pure white straight stitch lining the outer edging of this entire Superhero Cape.

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Each Lily & Frog Super Hero Cape is custom-designed, so no two Super Hero Capes are ever the same. I will be happy to discuss with you a Super Hero Cape which works best for your little Super Hero In-the-Training while maintaining a classic pattern with a wholesome design, finished off with a sprinkle of Lily & Frog flair!  Super Hero Capes are available in ONE size, toddler age 3 size, unless otherwise stated by you.  They are also available in an assortment of colors and an array of accents.  Starting price for a custom designed Super Hero Cape is $25.00 and may vary slightly from there.

Interested in creating your own Super Hero Cape, visit our DIY instructions for details:  Designing your Super Hero Cape & Designing your Super Hero Letter

Lily & Frog Super Hero Capes are available through our Online Store.  For any questions, please contact Elizabeth directly via info@lilyandfrog.com.