Monday, May 11, 2009

My latest hobby…

besides planning Lily’s 2nd birthday party…

is making t-shirts. I can’t make myself stop until the entire package of iron-on transfer sheets are gone.

With some help from Garanimals $3 t-shirts, Google Images, Photoshop Elements 7, and free font sites…

I’ve made an Obama shirt for Luke, a Molly Ringwald shirt for Lily, and an Audrey Hepburn shirt for Gwynn. (I won’t post pictures as they are direct rip-offs of an overpriced kiddie t-shirt site)

 

Before Luke left for Disney World, I had to make him a shirt  to express where his true passion lies…

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sidenote:  The Island of Sodor is where Thomas and Friends takes place.  Luke is just a bit of a Thomas fanatic.

 

Since kids shirts don’t take up the whole sheet… I went ahead and made one for Lily too.

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sidenote: Jeff thinks this is the best t-shirt I’ve made yet. I wonder if it could have something to do with the fact that Lily shouts out ‘WIN TWINS’ when she wears it?

 

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They look just adorable in their homemade tees… would have been nice if I could have taken at least one un-blurry picture this day!

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I’ve also made this one for Baby Birch… but really for my cousin Ron, the bike snob.  As a child, he removed his kickstand and other safety and convenience mechanisms for the sake of cool!  No wonder I had to wait at the Austin bike shop while they specially installed a kickstand on my bike… (my bike that was sold deceptively  in the ‘comfort’ section…  I could teach them a thing or two about comfort.)  Needless to say, cousin Ron has probably never set foot in the comfort section.

kickstand copy I’m just waiting to find a solid color onesie that doesn’t already say ‘cutie-pie’ or ‘daddy’s lil’ firecracker’ or something like that.

5 comments:

David, Ally, and Micah said...

you are a genius... why did I not think of this myself? I was just about to pay $35 for a silly tee for Micah. Sad part is that i have a pack of those iron on things for my printer and haven't opened it.

The James Family said...

you are a genius--I agree with Ally. I L-O-V-E Lukie's Sodor t-shirt and I cannot wait for him to wear it at DW and all around town. It's a little inside joke with all the other Thomas fanatics.

The Wife said...

I love iron ons! For Ally's bachelorette party a few years ago, I printed the invitation on iron on sheets and put them on little pairs of pink panties (pretty sure they were from the little girls department). They were a huge hit!

Jen said...

what a great idea!!

jjaustin2 said...

can you make Drew and Nate the Twins shirts. Nate is size 3T and Drew is a size 12 months. They are awesome! I will pay you for them.