Saturday, June 27, 2015

Monster shirts for my boy

Made these shirts the other day using the same freezer paper stencil idea.  If you want to make some, google search freezer paper stencils!  All you do is cut out an image in freezer paper, iron it on, paint with tulip paint, let it dry, and enjoy!

I have a hard time finding his size at the store with the cool shirts, so this solves all those problems!  Also, wouldn't matching shirts for the whole family be fun?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Printed t-shirts

I have been wanting to make some custom t-shirts for a very long time now, and I finally learned about the freezer paper method where you cut a design out of freezer paper, iron it on a blank shirt, and then paint a design onto the shirt with fabric paint.

Here is my design for David.

Now that I know it works, I want to make matching shirts for the whole family!

And of course, some other pictures from this week:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


I've been working on sewing shorts for David because it's getting so warm here!  I modified my usual pattern and it's working out even better than before!  It's also faster to sew.  So far, I have made him 6 pairs of shorts.  Here are 4 from yesterday:

They are so much fun to make, and it's even better to see him enjoying them!

Today we celebrated 500 bike miles together.

And tonight we enjoyed the sunset together.

We love summertime!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Road Quilt

 David definitely took to his car quilt!  I heard him say BROOM BROOM for quite awhile!  He drove his little car all over this quilt!

Then he packed up shop and moved to a new location!

I love how this quilt can be played with and also can keep him warm during a nap!

Road quilt plans:

I used dino fabric on the back!

Road stripe plans. Sew 2" strips together, cut into 1" strips, sew strips into long black and yellow segments, and then sew between black road fabric.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Our map

Here is the official map to our house in Colorado.  Hope you can find us and stop in to say hi!

Just need to add some borders and then quilt it.  I decided to leave bigger pieces of fabric instead of doing very small intricate detailed blocks so David can learn to use his imagination better!  He can pretend the Dr. Seuss fabric is really the library, or whatever he wants!  I'm sure he will come up with all kinds of things!  I found some awesome dinosaur fabric for the back, because car fabric seems too cliche! 

Friday, June 5, 2015

I love sewing for boys!

I thought up this "city" quilt on my own while making the other quilt.  I think this one will be lots of fun!  We're constructing roads today!  I bought the little matchbox car at the grocery store yesterday.  I'll have to look for more for David so he can drive them on his quilt!

I also found this fabric!  Isn't it fun?!  

Here are some pictures from our June adventures together: