Sunday, March 28, 2010

Crazy Weekend Fun!

The technical difficulties continue...but, YAY, so does the fun! ;)

On Saturday, I took the kids to a craft show at the Library. Lacey and Piper needed to wear their green velvet Christmas dresses. With sandals. In March.

They were a huge hit! The craft show, however, was a huge disappointment. The venue was horribly small and there were way too many people selling the same thing. I did get some amazing tea, though, from
Tea-rrific. I brought home Orange Spice, natural flavors, no sweeteners. Yum!

I've been experimenting lately with freezer paper stencils. Using my Cricut and Cricut DesignStudio Software, I can make just about whatever I want. So cool! But...I don't like what I made this weekend. Let me just say, the technique is awesome, easy, and gives great results. I just hate the picture I made. So, hesitantly, I'm sharing my latest project...

The first picture is the stencil before painting. I cut the freezer paper to size for my Cricut, designed the image, then ironed it onto one of the girls old, stained white shirts. It was a flawless process. Then I painted it. I used acrylic paints because they were what I had on hand. It was really easy.

What I don't like: First, so I don't have to hear it from anyone else, the eyes are creepy. I know. Ick. Also, the boy definitely looks like he has a broken back and a skirt. Hawt! Next time, I'll spend a little more time in the DesignStudio perfecting the picture. This whole thing only took about 5 minutes to make. And, though I'm sure you can't tell, their arms and legs are exclamation points. (!!!!!!) While I like the cheapness of acrylic paint, if there's too much anywhere, it cracks. So fabric paint is a must. I don't know, it's not that bad. But still...

So, what should I make next?



☼SunshineDaisy☼ said...

your kids crack me up!

Shari said...

Love your posts, Katie. You could always sew buttons over the "creepy" eyes to add dimension.