Pretty much, I just want to say, "I love making things!" I usually don't succeed, and then I am disappointed... but still... I get a certain kind of joy that is difficult to explain when I have made something that I like, it is different than when you buy something you like. The fun is in the process... in making some really not-so-great stuff, and then finally triumphing.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Awesome UNO shirts!

After one of my very first posts, on stenciling, it was suggested I look at She is AMAZING at EVERYTHING, but in particular, it was suggested I look at her UNO shirt stenciling, as an idea for a baby's first birthday. My sister-in-law did it- and it turned out fantastic....
So, today my son turned 1, and I gave it a go as well. Here are the results! I really love them!
I made two for my son, which may seem excessive, but he had two little parties, and after I've made the stencil, it's a piece of cake to paint the "UNO" on. The onsies were first dyed with Dylon fabric dye, then painted with tulip matte white fabric paint.
We just happened to have an apple green plain t for my husband, so I painted him one up as well... and then of course I didn't want to be left out, so made myself a more feminine version. First, I sewed together scraps of vintage fabric, then sewed on a scrap piece of black jersey fabric, on which I stenciled the "UNO" as well. Sigh. It was such fun to be matching! I'm only sad my husband always blinks when we take a picture. :)


  1. SUCH a cute idea! Love the t-shirts!!!

  2. Bricky, I love the shirts...what a fun idea! And might I add how impressed I am with your creativity and projects?! :0)

  3. I absolutely ADORE these!!! How creative!

  4. I couldn't really see your shirt on your other blog. It looks GREAT! How crafty!

  5. Haha... Mark really does blink in every picture... :)

  6. Hey Girl!I am so glad we both have blogs! Sorry we couldn't be friends earlier but now atleast we can stay in touch.