Thursday, July 1, 2010

made in the USA

Being an artist I have a love for all things hand and homemade. Being an Aunt I have a love for all things family. The two often meet when it comes to my niece. I may have mentioned her a time or two before as the most adorable thing ever. I say that without prejudiced ;) But she is. She may be the only niece I have at the moment. So what do I know? I do know that I truly never knew it was possible to love someone else's child this much. But again, it is!

I can't say I'm one to be gung ho holidays. Well, maybe that is not entirely true. I get into the spirit. I like Valentine's. I like to bake and make decor. I LOVE gift giving. I always make a kid friendly Thanksgiving treat when our family gets together. And Chanukah - well the decorating is endless, and the Christmas fun of gift-giving and assembling is the same. Much can be said about the 4th of July, it's another opportunity to be a little creative.

Then I reversed (mirror imaged) the image, this will depend on the type of iron on transfer paper you wind up using, so that I could print it on my transfer paper. I then ironed it on a white t-shirt. I got some Aleene's glitter and gem fabric glue and went over the red letters of USA with the glue and then sprinkled over the glue with red glitter.  It's got just the right sparkle for my cutie on Sunday morning. I can't wait to see her in it. 

The t-shirt is drying as I type. But I will post a picture of the complete finished project as an update tomorrow morning, but what you see above is what I designed. I am most proud. I am linking up to my, CSI Challenge, with one of my other favorite's Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy judging AND sponsoring this week! Plus some other fun link parties that I love and admire at These Creative Juices and Craftaholics Anonymous, plus be sure to check out this page of my blog to see what parties I like to link up to!

***UPDATE*** - TADA! Hope you love it as much as I do. I even got a daytime shot for you in front of the pool, how festive?! Plus two pics as I was ironing and gluing the glitter. Enjoy and Happy 4th!



Leigh Ann said...

Your niece will look so cute in this. I don't have photshop but would like to! ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog, checking out my projects and for the sweet coments! Have a Happy 4th!

Kristi @ Creative Kristi said...

So cute! Love the idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment on my hand & footprint flag! :) Happy 4th!

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I don't know that you did anything wrong in uploading your picture...its just small. I upload the original file in PNG form (I usually make my graphics 4x6 size or 5x7) so people can resize as they like w/o losing any of the crispness of the image. Just what I do. :)

You have a really cut blog btw! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

Becky said...

This is so cute! I love the glitter. :)

Wendy said...

That is really cute!! Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri said...

i'm sure she'll be the HIT with that super cute t-shirt. really so impressive. she's lucky!

ellie g said...

Oooohhhh.....GLITTER! Everything is better with glitter. Unfortunately, I made a boy shirt. Actually, more unfortunately...he would probably like it. But I try to intervene where glitter and my son are concerned! Good job!

Nikki said...

What a wonderful idea? I love making T-shirts. Thanks for sharing your patriotic spirit. And also thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Have a great day!

Jen @ said...

Cute shirt! Very fun and patriotic! have a Happy Fourth!


linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Hey girl!
Such a cute tee. And fun saying!! Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
have a safe and happy 4th!

nylon spandex fabric said...

Emm, so you like the t-shirt

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