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!