Saturday, February 11, 2012

L*O*V*E Embellished Tee

I feel as if I've gotten behind the game in regards to Valentine's crafts.  So when I came across a plain white tee at Old Navy in the clearance section, I grabbed it up with a plan in mind to embellish it.

Included in my package pal box was some great felted wool - see the cute pink on pink stripe?  Perfect for what I had in mind!

I searched for the LOVE sculpture (it's by Robert Indiana and the first one is in Indianapolis created in 1970 in case you were wondering) and printed it.  Then I traced the image onto freezer paper omitting the "O" and cut it out using teeny scissors.  Insert sympathy here because I don't have a fancy Silhouette.  A Big girl camera took priority over crafty stuff!

I used Tulip fabric paint and put two coats on with a foam brush.  Then I cut three hearts from the wool felt, grabbed some embroidery floss and plunked myself down on the sofa while Arden and Hadley were playing.

A little blanket stitch to hold them in place - Arden was incredibly interested in this.  Oh, how I wish I had a personal photographer around because she grabbed her lacing cards and we had a little sewing party - adorable, but I couldn't capture it.  Maybe a tripod and camera remote should be on my wish list?

This project turned out better than I had imagined in my mind.  Arden loves it too - so much so that it caused a major meltdown when she wanted to wear it before I had finished putting the hearts on the elbows.  "Rational" and "almost three" are most definitely not synonymous!

I'm in love with the little hearts on the elbows.  I thought I was being all original but literally the evening after I finished this I saw an adult version with needle felted hearts on the elbows on Pinterest.

I can't wait until we can go outside to take pictures instead of the bathroom!  There are only about three places in my house I've found work well for photographing the girls, and one of them was in use by Hadley at the time.

Showing off her pirouette.  She got a little too into it and fell down right after this...

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  1. Oh my gosh, that is perfect!! Love the hearts! And Arden is such a sweet little ballerina!

  2. Now this is cute! I'll definitely be attempting this for my little DIVA. Thank you so much for linking it to Totally Tutorial sure to check back this Friday to see if you were featured :)

  3. This is adorable!! I love the hearts. Makes me wish I had girls - not sure the hearts are tough enough for my sweet little men.

  4. That is just the cutest! I love that it's festive for Valentine's but not over-the-top . . . it'll be just as cute for her to wear later on, too. And she is adorable!

  5. I LOVE this shirt! If I had a little girl I would be making one right now! I do have alot of girlfriends who have little girls though :)

  6. Very cute! Pinned it for next year.

  7. This is just too cute! I love the little hearts. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.


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