i have made a few tshirts for nate (here and here) and my 9 year old parker was feeling left out. he designed a shirt (actual drawings!) and off we went to joann fabrics!
(i love it when my kids want to go to the fabric store!)
you might ask why a shirt? dont your kids have clothing?
well, they do. but last year when we put a basketball hoop up in the backyard, my 2 kids wanted to have a basketball team. they named it the platypuses, after the character 'perry' from phineas and ferb. it is now their favorite animal.
back to the crafting story...
it is hard to see in the drawing, but he wanted the 'P' brown, the beak orange, a white eye and 'latypus' on it. and the shirt had to be red with a green circle. then of course nate wanted one. so it all got doubled.
when i draw circles, i use alot of plastic tops. the big green circle was from a large country crock container. the round part of the 'P' was from a sour cream container and the circle in the middle of the 'P' was from a sobe drink.
after i cut, but before i sewed, i used some of that no fray liquid on all the edges. i dont know if i needed it, but it made me feel better.
then i sewed the white eye on the 'P', then i sewed the 'P' to the circle, useing orange ribbon as the beak. then i used iron on stuff to get the circle right where i wanted it (off center) and sewed that on.
i bought a set of iron on letters at joannes and stuck those babies on, reading the instructions first. (which doesnt always happen) i used a '.' from the iron on letters for the middle of the eye.
so there you have it...team platypus.