Apr 24 2007

mommy creations

Published by at 10:34 am under crafty,daily,kids,photos

I’m looking back on the year of blogging and quite frankly, I suck. I used to at least post some photos several times a week which maybe kind of sort of made up for the not writing regularly. So, I’m going to try to remedy that. First up is some of the craftiness that’s been going on in our house.

Freezer stenciling on t-shirts. I have photos of the process for Jocelyn’s but only the finished product of Ethan’s. I used angry chicken’s freezer stencil tutorial to make these.

Here’s the stencil for Jocelyn’s shirt.

girls rock stencil

Next, I put the freezer paper over it, shiny side down, and traced it. Then I had to cut it out. This is probably the most time consuming part. Then, I ironed it onto Jocelyn’s blank t-shirt.

freezer paper stencil on shirt

Then Jocelyn and I got to painting. (This was taken several weeks ago. You can see how I caved to kid pressure and put a little pink streak in her hair. OK, I’m lying. I caved because I totally wanted to do it! However, you’ll see later, in the photo I took this morning, how it’s pretty much disappeared now. It gave her several weeks of pure bliss. You can also see in this picture how pink haired ladies should never wear orange shirts!)

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After painting, I set the shirt aside to dry. By the next morning, it was dry and I tossed it in the dryer to heat set it, and she wore it that day.

I did Jocelyn’s shirt first, because I pretty much knew what we wanted. After hers was drying, I asked Ethan what we should put on a shirt for him. He gave me a blank look. Jocelyn has a shirt that says, “My daddy loves me,” so drawing for something, ANYTHING, I suggested, “How about ‘I love my daddy?'”

He shook his head, thought a minute, and then said, “I love TRUCKS!”

“Should we put that on your shirt?”

“YEAH!”

I thought that sounded a little boring, but then I got the idea to take one of his drawings of a truck, and use that as well.

ethan truck drawing

I took the purple truck, got rid of the line/road at the bottom, and made it part of the stencil.

i love trucks freezer stencil

So here is the finished results, of both shirts, taken this morning in front of their school (notice how the pink is now gone):

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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “mommy creations”

  1. annaon 24 Apr 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Very, very nice. They also sound super easy. Zoey will love this.

  2. Rattling the Kettleon 24 Apr 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Ethan loves truck? Any one in particular?

  3. witchy_puppyon 25 Apr 2007 at 8:51 am

    I love them… The truck drawing came out great!

  4. Mr. Crazymokeson 25 Apr 2007 at 10:39 am

    It actually says “trucks”, but the shirt’s just folded over so you can’t see it :)

  5. E :)on 28 Apr 2007 at 12:05 am

    I love them! I want t-shirts like that. Awesome!