I'm not a snob when it comes to my daughter's clothing (she's only 2, after all). I buy clearance tees at Target for $2.99 and accept hand-me-downs without hesitation. I don't mind the absence of Juicy Couture and Tommy Hilfiger in her dresser drawers.
That said, I DO appreciate well-made items (sturdy enough to withstand running, jumping, stretching, spilling, staining, and sidewalk chalking) and I absolutely am a fan of one-of-a-kind items. Circo tees have their place, but handmade tees are something extra special.
We recently had an opportunity to try out a custom-made tee from 4 Little Fish, a mom-owned company based in MA...and these tees are CUTE (way cuter, in fact, than the pictures on the website make them look). These are spunky, fun, and chic tees embroidered with fabric, buttons, and other decorations to fit your child's interest. Choose between mermaids or sailboats, lollipops or ice cream cones, robots or aliens, rockets or pick-up trucks...and more!
After much deliberating, I selected a short-sleeve brown tee with a school bus applique on the front. And it is darling - definitely one of my favorite tees in my daughter's collection! I love it not only for its adorableness, but also because the shirt is so well-made...no cheapy fabrics here! The tee has retained its shape wash after wash.
4 Little Fish tees range in size from 3-6 months up to a youth size 12, and cost between $34-38.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a 4 Little Fish tee of his/her choice. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, October 6 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #12 Beth G. Congratulations!
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I would like the Milking Cow T for my son.
Maybe seeing that cute little crab shirt would make me feel less crabby!
I like the little girls' acorn shirt!
love the pirate onesie
I like the boys fish and tractor!
I like the bus boys shirt, very cute
I like the pink school bus tee.
Wow, the shirts are super creative and very cute. I love the boys pirate shirt, the robot shirt and the girls crab shirt. She is very talented. Love the look.
My twin boys would love the Turtle Tee!!
Thank you SO MUCH!! :)
My daughters were torn between the sparkly tropical fish and the sparkly butterfly, wonderful designs!
I love the pirate one and the turtle one! Thanks for the contest!
My favorite is the Girls Whale Tee.
My favorite is the Robot t-shirt!
I love the teapot t, please enter me!
PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)
I would choose the Long Sleeve Mermaid Tee ;)
I think the tractor t-shirt is perfect for my little farmer boy.
It's hard but I think I would go with the long-sleeved pin wheel t-shirt for my daughter. It would be adorable on here.
So cute! I love them all but my grandson would be cute in the Boys Alien one. I would love to win!
I like the girl's pinwheel tee! Thank you!!
They're all so cute...but I would have to pick the boys alien!
These are really cute! I love the crab long sleeve t-shirt.
My nephew would adore the rocket shirt!
These are very cute tshirts.
cute shirts-I picked the turtle tee
I love the idea of my son having his own favorite items. This looks like it could be one of his favorites. Great idea.
I'd choose the acorn long-sleeved girls shirt. It's adorable!
I love the S'mores shirt....thanks for the contest!
I love the blue shirt with the red crab for my son.. it would be perfect for my little crabby :)
love to win this
I would love a tractor shirt for my son.
Please enter me!! nice giveaway!
I love the "S'mores Kid" tee for boys!
These are really cute shirts. Its hard to pick just one!
My daughter would love the long sleeved mermaid tee
Very cute, my little girl would love this!
The pink crab would be awesome!
I like the Rocket Ship shirts
They are all very cute! My favorite was the little crab tee for girls.
Too cute!!! I like the long sleeve mermaid tee!!! Perfect for my little one!!!
I think the dino onesie is my favorite, it's awfully cute!
I have four boys so Im a clearance shopper too, I like the skull and croosbones tee.
I like the pinwheel brown design.
I like the boy's whale design...adorable!
I'd love to win the Apple & Pear tee for my little girl. One of her very 1st words was "apple". =)
We are Target shoppers. My little one loves the skull and crossbones.
I would love the rocketship tee for my little guy. Thanks for the chance!
Welcome Back! My little pirate would love the skull and crossbones.
I love them all but being a country girl, I think I like the one with the barn and silo best for my little boys!
These are very cute! I'd love to win one for my little boy!
The ice cream cone one is cute but would have to think on it awhile cause all adorable!
I definitely want the skull and crossbones for my nephew!
I really like the Robot t-shirt for my son.
The Turtle shirt for boys is my favorite.
Thank you for the nice giveaway.
I agree, the website pictures need a little improvement! However, the tshirts do look super cute and I think I would choose the ice cream cone shirt for my daughter as she LOVES ice cream! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com
I LOVE the alien invasion shirt for my son!!
WOW...they're all sooooo cute! Its hard to pick just one..i see why you had a problem! I'd probably go with the big rig truck..oh or the tractor...hmm..i'd go with the truck! My little man is into everything VROOM these days!! Thanks for the chance!
I really like the purple pear and apple shirt. It's just to darn sweet! Thanks for the chance to win!
I like the sparkly fish!
I think Josh would look adorable in the Windmill tee! : )
Darling! I'm in love with the crab design and the sailboat. So cute!
i like the tractor tee.
I love the little tractor.
Thanks for this great contest and prize!
I love the little tractor one..is that not completely adorable??? My son is so into tractors righ tnow with his g/pa being a farmer and he's been freakin' out because he gets to ride the combine. We'd love to win this. Thanks. =)
count me in
The pink crab would be fab! Thanks!
My son would love the pirate tee...thanks for the chance!
I like the sparkly fish and the sparkly butterfly.
Love the Crab shirt! Cute.
so cute! love it, thanks
I like the shark tee.
The robot shirt is my fav! I'd love to win for my son
I like the skull and cross bones shirt.
The robot shirt is so cute.
I love the boys skull shirt!!
ice cream shirt with velvet trim
i want to win
I love this stuff! That little robot in the boys section? Too cute! What unique adorable stuff.
Wow, here I was shopping for a unique gift for the birthday of a unique young lad (size 10) who's going to have himself a pirate themed party---and. lucky-lucky me, I bump into 4 LITTLE FISHES who just happen to have long sleeved Skull & Crossbones designed tees! Can't get any better than this!!
so cute, the patterns are adorable
LITTLE FISH TRACTOR TEE IS REAL CUTE
I would love Little Fish or Prate for my granddaughter.
I would love the rocketship one for my son
I like the cute turtle shirt for my little DS! ~thanks!
I love the bright colors of the fish shirt for little girls!
skull and cross-bones 4T!!
I would get a skull and crossbones shirt for my son.
How original! I would love to let my little guy choose his own new shirt to replace his current favorite shirt... you know, the one that is way too small that he refuses to let me get rid of...
I love the Pirate Skull & Crossbones! It is one of my sorority symbols so I'm somewhat partial. great design too!
i love the boys' rocket tee for my little star gazer. i love the patchwork applique styles!
I like the whale tee for girls
The sparkly flower is adorable! I love made in the usa!
We love Target as well especially the little outfits that they make for each special occassion!
Ella loves the Mermaid shirt from the site!
Very cute! :)
The whale print for my year old niece would be sweet :o)
I especially like the sparkly fish.
I'm so tired of trying to buy t-shirts for my son at Kohls or Target that don't all have basketballs or footballs on them - 4 LIttle Fish seems like it has fresh and new ideas!
Son needs this too.
s’mores kid t-shirt for my grandson
I like the pinwheel design.
Just love the tractor shirt for my son.
I like the boys turtle on in size 18-24 months
These look adorable! My son would also love the school bus t-shirt. He loves pointing out school buses whether they be in our neighborhood or while we're in the car. Thanks for sharing this site and thanks for the chance to win!
I would love to win the ice cream cone one for my little girl. Thanks for the great giveway!
I'd love a rocketship tee for my niece!
Like the rocket for boys
It's so nice to have you back! :=)
Love that little girl crab shirt.
this is better than the last one
the shark one for dj would be very cool.
sharks are so cool
so cute! we live in MD and my husband loves to crab, so I'm sure he'd love one of the cute crabby tees! Thanks so much!
High quality and good price items - great site :)
My son LOVES sharks so I would pick the shark shirt! Thank you so much for the chance to win such a great prize!
Lots of cute designs! With a 3rd baby boy on the way, I'm definitely into both affordable clothing AND long-lasting. My favorite is to find great brands on super-clearance, or 2nd hand. That way I get both high-qualtiy and good price! But a special "custom" tee would be a fun way to greet baby boy #3 :)
I like the tractor T shirt. Nana and Gramps live on a farm and I'm sure they'd love to see their grandson in a tractor T shirt.
Very cute designs. I book marked this site.
I am so glad you are back I have really missed you blogging. I am also glad you are feeling better. I visted the website and I love the brown onies with a pinwheel on it. When I buy clothes I want them to last for 2 kids and still be able to give them away. I wish I could say I visit target as well but the closest one is over an hour away!
I like the boys tee with the Red Big Rig Truck.
The designs are all so cute.
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The robot shirt is really cute, both my kids would love them! I wish her site had a little bit better photos on them, the shirts are too cute, but the images are a little fuzzy..
I like the tractor shirt for a little boy! Sooo cute :)
I can see why it took some deliberation to choose a design for your daughter! They are all very cute. I especially liked the tractor for a boy...the "model" was wearing it on a red shirt...striking!
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love the whale or the mermaid- they are all adorable
I love the icecream shirt in brown....
Love the mermaid. Very cute.
Love the girls long sleeve Skull & Crossbones
I love the skull and crossbones shirt. It looks way cute for my little one.
I'd have to do the skull and cross-bones...my nephew would love that! Too cute. I agree with you about the Target thing, though. They grow so fast that it's hard to justify spending a lot of money on clothes. :)
By the way, I'm launching something called "My One Month" over at my blog today. I'd love for you to stop by and check it out if you have time.
I love that t shirt,its so cute
Glad to see you are back. No stranger to hand me downs here! But a greatly made, lasting shirt is ideal for 3 kids and a small budget too! Send some my way!
I like the pink crab, and the whale
If I won, I'd get the long-sleeve Turtle Tee in size 4T for my daughter, whose nickname is Turtle. It was in the boy's section, but I think that it would be fine for a girl.
I like the "4 little fish" Tractor tee in 3T. My lil man is a farmer in the making. He picked his first ear of corn last night at papaws. Thanks.
With 2 boys and a baby on the way, it is very important that the clothes I purchase for them last. I really like the s'mores kid t-shirt because we love camping and it is gender neutral. Thanks for sharing with us and welcome back!!!
Adorable shirts! I love well-made shirts that are unique, especially by mom made companies!
I love these! Positively adorable. I agree, handmade is best - - there's no others like it! Love the girls' Windmill tee.
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The pinwheel/flower is so cute. Darling for my youngest. . . MKW
I like the mermaid the best for my soon to be granddaughter-thanks for the chance.
Tough choice, but I've narrowed it down to the little boy's whale design - too cute! Thanks!
The patterns on these shirts are nicely done and it's good to know they're well made. I really like the whale with little fish pattern in both the boys' and the girls' style.
Ok, those were all cute. I really like the shark one though, William is way into sharks lately. Target is definitely where most of our clothes come from though, it is just so convenient.
Target is definitely one of my favorites because of the affordability, but you're right; these are way cuter! I love that you can give us these reviews, because these days clothes are often so cheaply made with thin materials and poor stitching that I'm wary to buy anything online. Thanks!
wow there all so nice and well i had a heard time picking but well i like the ice cream one its cute thanks and its good to see you back
I would pick the mermaid for Roo or the shark for Jasper... tough call!