Tuesday, May 5, 2009

For My Little Man

Let me start by saying that I do not sew! LOL I have always wanted to try embroidering a stamped image on a shirt. When I saw the Boys Will Be Boys set, I knew it would be perfect for this! I used the golf image and the ties from the set. I stamped them on the tshirts in light blue ink so that I would have a "pattern" to follow. I have to admit, I didn't think it would be as difficult as it was, so I have a new respect for those of you who can REALLY embroider! Let's just say, I'll stick to stamping! :)



Since I wanted to make these for my son, Isaac, who is almost 18 months old, I added my own sentiments to fit the images. I just handwrote them and stitched over the handwriting. The golf shirt says "putt putt" (meant in more ways than one LOL), and the ties shirt says "little man", which is what I call Isaac all the time, "my little man." I think they'll be cute on him. . .kind of playful.

After I finished all of the stitching, I decided I wanted to package them so I used a template I had purchased previously. The paper is from the Father's Day Key Ingredients, as well as the ribbon and button. I used a partial sentiment from the Boys Will Be Boys set for the tag. I created an acetate sleeve to slide the box into so the shirts would be nice and secure.


Hope you enjoyed my project! Make sure you hop on over to Taylored Expressions today for the release of the new stamps, the Father's Day Key Ingredients and the Boys Will Be Boys Bundle!! They are available NOW! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Boys Will Be Boys (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Ocean Tides (PTI); Paper- acetate, Father's Day Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions); Accessories- embroidery thread, Desk Top Organizer Template (PTI), ribbon, button from Father's Day Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions), oval and scallop oval punches (SU)

6 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Just adorable!! Love them - great job with the embroidery!! :)

Sankari W. said...

OH MY WOW!!! What a great idea - and you SO get a medal for embroidering! YOur creativity is so inspiring!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh how CUTE!!

Donna Baker said...

whoa, Charmaine! these are the cutest t-shits and great job on the embroidery!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Charmaine, this is totally adorable!! Brilliant idea!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

You are soooooo clever and creative Charmaine!! LOVE this idea, and your embroidery is fantastic!!