DIY || Valentine's Day T-Shirt

Happy Friday!  I can't believe Valentine's Day is next week.  Where does time go?  I feel like it was 2012 just a few days ago.  In fact, I'm still writing 2012 by mistake on checks...yikes!  

Well, we have gone a bit DIY t-shirt happy over here.  It all started with little Miss A. drawing a picture of two cats and saying she wanted that drawing to be on a t-shirt for her daddy for Valentine's.  So, off I went to get t-shirt transfer paper.  The final product is adorable.  I think daddy will be very proud to wear his cat t-shirt with hearts for cheeks to the gym. ha!  Out of that was born this t-shirt project.  You can easily design your own.  This is a very easy project but its BIG on immediate satisfaction, especially for kiddos.  This is also a very practical can do your own party favor t-shirts for your child's birthday party or make cute gifts for friends. The possibilities are endless.

Here are the steps:

1 || First draw something on actual paper and scan it in to your computer or design something on your computer like I did above.

2  ||  Flip the image you have so it becomes a mirror image.  (In Photoshop you would go to Image/ image rotation/ flip canvas horizontal). 

3  ||  Then print your flipped image onto t-shirt transfer paper.  (I used this brand and found it worked very well).  Make sure you read the instructions on the paper so you print on the correct side.

4  ||  Place the printed paper image side down on the t-shirt and iron on with a very hot iron.

5  || Voila!  You are done! Enjoy!  And here is the t-shirt in action:

Wondering where I got the lips from?  Let me start off by saying how much I LOVE and want this sweater.  Since its so expensive....the next big idea was to DIY it.  I found this lip brush download.  Thank you Creature Comforts for the great freebie.  So I will try it for myself - enlarge the lips make them red and iron them onto a white t-shirt or even a sweatshirt.  How cool would that be?  And maybe sew in some sequins!  Writing about it here on the blog kind of makes me accountable to actually do it.  So, I will and report back!  Anyone else want to try with me? Let's do it!  Email me if you plan on it.

And if you are wondering about the photo competition I mentioned in yesterday's post here are the details. So there were 70 works of art- from photography, to paintings, to sculpture.  There were 5 finalists and 1 winner.  I didn't make it into any of these categories....BUT I was chosen to be in hte University's permanent collection (they chose 5 works).  Which means they really liked it and they get to put up in their campus somewhere all dolled-up and framed and they even pay me for it. Amazing!  Who would have thought.  I'm thrilled.

Kisses!  Rest well this weekend and see you back on Monday.