the platypus basketball team

Monday, May 24, 2010 |
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 platypus.
kinda like team edward or team jacob.
but better.
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Nancy said...

um, My 7 year old Dallas, would LOVE that shirt! I may just have to copy it, Phineas and Ferb is on an eternal loop around out house. And this snow is crazy! I can't believe it's almost June.

Staci said...

Love it! Great job.

Kaysi said...

What a cute shirt, I love the P!

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Such a cute design!
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Beverly @ said...

Very very cool! I love that he designed it and you made it. That is fantastic. :)

Anne Maskell said...

you make a great design team! I'm visiting with anything related.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Cute shirt, he looks happy and that is the true test!


Heather said...

Visiting from Sugar Bee! What a great shirt, and my boy loves Phineas and do I :) Great idea!

Lianna Knight said...

Great job!! Love it!! Check out my giveaway here...

JHill said...

I love that you used your son's own drawing. What a cool momma you are!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Bobbie said...

That looks awesome! I have a link party on my blog on saturday (it is still open from last weekend) that I would love for you to check out

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

My kids love Phineas and Ferb too. ;) And I love that he made the design on his own. I think it turned out GREAT!

Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

Fawnda said...

Very cool and way to get your 9 year old to the fabric store! : )

Lanie Ree said...

This is awesome. And that shirt rocks.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session over at Life in the Pitts! said...

Cute shirt! what a great mom you are!

Thanks so much for linking it up! I hope you will join me again for this week's link up party!


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