Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weekend sewing!

I had a wonderful weekend crafting all day long, I made 7 shirts... well 8 if you count Kason's shirt that I made on Thursday night!  Last year I got a whole stack of long sleeved shirts for both of my boys when they were on the clearance rack for $2 and under (a couple were $.98!!!!) at Old Navy.  I knew that I would come up with something to jazz them up! 
I happened to ask Keaton if he would want a robot shirt since I saw a cute one here (which by the way has amazing boy ideas).  He was so excited and told me he wanted a blue robot and then he chose Orange for the arms.  He was quite proud of his shirt and told everyone about it at Preschool!  I made a "matching" one for Camden.  I actually have a bib that has robots all over it and I looked at one on the bib that I liked for his.  I love that they coordinate but aren't the same!

Here is Keaton's.  I added some messing stitching along the shoulders.  He loves the eyes that "My Daddy found" he tells everyone!
Camden's shirt. I used floss around the sleeves and a little patch on the bottom... as well as the buttons on the cute little guy!  I decided not to put washers on his for eyes... besides the fact that this little guy is small, I knew that Camden would just pull on them all the time.  You know choking hazard and all, figured it wasn't a great idea!
Now here are a bunch of monkeys... aren't they going to look cute on my little monkeys!  My mom has some flannel that is sock monkey (adorable by the way) that she is going to make pajama pants for the kids out of.  So I decided to make matching pajama shirts for the pants that are coming soon.  I wanted to get these done even though the pj pants aren't done yet because Kason is having his second birthday soon and his theme is sock monkey.... these make perfect party shirts!  Besides I had bought the socks to make Kason a shirt and had leftovers to make my kids some too!

Mr. Monkey with a knit pom-pom.

Miss Monkey with a knit flower of course!

I also made these shirts.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them.  I love it when I get an idea and it turns out even better than planned!  There is NO way that these shirts look homemade at all (not that it is a bad thing if they do).  I just love how it looks like I could have bought them at Gap!  I used an old dark grey t-shirt of mine and freeze paper stenciled the three guitars on.  I then used a thick stitch and red thread to stitch it on the shirt.
Did I mention I am in LOVE with these shirts?!??
Love this big boy too! (btw we think he has a mild case of Bells Palsy again.... either that or when he is going through a growth spurt, which he has been, we see some muscle weakness on one side... not sure but either way it isn't near as bad this time which is good news)  Also, not sure why his hair looks like I cut the front crooked... I really didn't but in this photo it looks like I gave him a bad haircut, must be those crazy curls!!

Here is Kason's shirt.  I used the socks to make long sleeves on his shirt.  I decided it was to much work for my kids to just wear as pajamas!


Cassandra said...

love all of them! so cute!

The Krisher Family said...

LOVE it!!! They turend out so good!I can't wait to start on mine....I have everything to try the freeze paper painting just need to find the time =) Great work!

AmyB said...

The guitars are AMAZING Kyla -- did you cut those out???? You have waaaay more artistic ability than the average gal! ;-) Very cute stuff, as usual.

Shana said...

All your creations are adorable!