Friday, May 23, 2014

Freezer Paper Stencil Round-up

The blog Gracious Threads is currently hosting a series called Embellish is for Boys, and seeing how I sew mainly for boys this is right up my alley!  This week is all about freezer paper stenciling, which I've done more than my fair share of.  But I didn't realize quite how often I use this method until I started looking through all my old photos.  This is definitely one of my go-to ways to create fun, unique designs for my boys.  Here are just a few of the ways I've used freezer paper stenciling: 

Cool and hip mustache tee: check!

For the superhero lover, no problem!

 Personalization... easy squeezy!

I even stenciled a Batman belt!

I've used this method on quite a few birthday shirts for my boys, this is the most recent one. 

Duck, duck, goose!

And last but not least a one-of-a-kind tee for a visit to the Magic Kingdom!

I seriously love freezer paper stenciling!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kids' Choice

One of my favorite blogs is hosting a series called Kids' Choice.  Basically you give your kids total design control to create whatever it is that they want.  Shortly after this was announced I was wandering around Joann's with the boys in tow and we stumbled upon a bright and busy race car print.  Definitely not my first choice for fabric, but Tot was smitten.  And then I recalled this series and decided I guess I can figure out something to do with it. 

After a very short brainstorming session, we now have a snazzy new pair of shorts!  He only wanted shorts. Because shorts with race cars make you run super fast... don't you know!

I used Peek-a-boo pattern shops Costal Craze Baggies to create the perfect lightweight summer short.

  The knit waistband is a must for my boy who only likes "soft clothes."  He didn't want a shirt, just shorts. But I went ahead and made a black and white raglan shirt with racing flags on them, and he absolutely hated it (go figure)!  So he picked his most favorite rocket shirt to pair it with, and thankfully it matches.  Not homemade, but what's the point in kids choice if he hates half the outfit!

Conclusion:  I've got one happy kid on my hands!  I definitely think we'll be doing this more often, in fact he already has a few more ideas he wants me to create.  Hopefully I can keep up!