Thursday, January 21, 2010


Just a short post today to show you something I made over the Christmas holidays.

I used a plain T-shirt from daughter's drawer and the sleeve of another shirt that we knew she wasn't going to wear again. Well, obviously. 'Cause now it's armless on one side.

I used a water soluble marker to draw the numbers on the shirt, stitched around the outside of the lines and then cut out the numbers. (it's important to remember to not stitch right on your marker lines). And that's it. Really.

Ailsa's learning to recognize her numbers by sight and only really has trouble with 6,7,8 now, so I thought this would be a fun way for her to remember what those numbers look like. I don't know if it's working but she's wearing this shirt almost every day now, and always with the little blue undershirt underneath. Because that's what undershirts are for, you know.

For a more adult version of this check out the tutorial at Hope Studios. I think I need to make one of these for myself.... how do I make it office worthy?
Also, the thread I used is the most beautiful in my stash. It's silk from here (go to her artfire store). It's lovely stuff to stitch with and the colors are magnificent.

1 comment:

  1. thats such a cute shirt. it looks really pro! marcel's house shirt looks pretty cute too! he doesnt want to take it off!