So I decided I would give a t-shirt to my friend. It was going to be glorious. It was going to be grand. It was going to be emblazoned with the infamous quote by Clone High's infamous Principal Cinnamon J. Scudworth: When Life Gives you Lemons, You Clone Those Lemons...and Make SUPER Lemons.
Let me preface this by telling y'all that my friend was visiting for a few days from Nova Scotia and he was due to leave the next morning. Nothing like a little procrastination to keep the adrenalin runnin'.
So I made the design using good old MS Paint (it was rather cool despite the antiquated tools at my disposal) and printed it onto iron-on transfer paper and got all ready to iron it on to the great yellow T I bought for the project...and realised that I hadn't inverted the image.
So, two sheets of transfer paper wasted, but I still had a T-shirt and that was a start. So, as my printer driver has been behaving like a petulent four year old and won't invert images, I sent my design off to my brother in law to have it flipped. That was all well and good, but we soon discovered that the font I origninally used was not imported. We found another font, resized the image for it, inverted it and all was well with the world. This was about 3AM the morning said friend was due to leave and I was sleepy so I packed it in and decided to do the rest in the morning.
I got up the next morning, printed the image, cropped it from the paper so it was beautiful, laid it out on the t-shirt - note to self at this moment was: hey self. Don't forget to ensure that you iron it on right side up.
Then I realised I needed to iron the T a bit before ironing on the transfer so I removed the beautifully placed images and ironed the T. I then replaced the images - they were beautifully centered, immaculately laid down upon the cottony soft yellowness that is the perfect t-shirt for my friend. I gave a place to everything and ironed everything in its place. On the hottest cotton setting on my uber-spectacular-so-lovely-it-will-play-canasta-with-you iron.
I then removed the paper backing...and realised that I'd ironed the letters on upside down. So sad. Sad face =(.
Luckily a friend with a car stopped by for me to abscond with and I purchased another great yellow t-shirt and ironed it all on correctly and it was so beautiful I threw it at the friend and said 'take your sodding present to sodding Nova Scotia and let me never see it again' as I'm a bit dramatic and flouncy that way.
He loved it. He was also nice enough to buy me a lovely set of jeweller's pliers as my gift