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« on: May 07, 2008 03:41:48 PM »

The ManFlesh's birthday is coming up AND he's a big fan of weasels.  In fact, he jokingly refers to them as his spirit animal, even though I don't think he'd much fancy an actual live weasel other than for a quick visit and probably at the weasel's house, not his.  I used scans from an old copyright-free clip art book of animals to make him a couple of tee shirts and iron-on transfer paper for inkjet printers.  There was A LOT of tidying up and tweaking the scans in PhotoShop, but I'm glad I stuck it out.

Here they are in poor lighting.  The white has a cream neck and the other is light blue, its weasel wraps around the side.


Here are close ups of the weasels:


The original images in the book had numbers that corresponded to descriptions at the bottom of the page.  This one was originally 44, but I made it 35 since that's the birthday he's celebrating.

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Back:


I noticed that the GAP had put info on the inside of the hem and thought it might be fun little surprise thing to  do something like that.  I meant to make them upside down so that when he was wearing the shirt he could flip it up and read it, but I got confused and got them right side up.  Grrrr!

The white ringer with a reference to some funny weasel conversations we've had:


The blue


Iron-on transfers always make me nervous, but I'm mostly pleased with how these turned out - I hope they make it through the first washing.  I just hope he likes them.  And not just because I made them, but like them-likes them.  This might be worse that swap anxiety!
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008 03:44:29 PM »

AH! Thats so well done! The weasels are adorable. Amazing job on those tees.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008 04:42:29 PM »

haha Weasels are a rather unorthodox animal to wear, but if he likes weasels as much as you say, then I'm betting he is going to like-like these shirts. Smiley Especially with the fun surprises in the hems. They look like illustrations from an old biology book. Good job getting 'em cleaned up and wearable.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008 04:50:50 PM »

attentionspanofnone- Thank you!

grenouille78- Aren't they, though?  He's mentioned that he'd like a t-shirt with a weasel on it, so I know that the weaselness won't be an issue.  But he's also mentioned a few times how he has a hard time finding shirt where the image was in the right place and the right size and blah, blah.  Hopefully these fall within his stringent parameters!  Wink  The book is "Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc." by Dover Publications and is full of many great old animal illustrations.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008 04:58:30 PM »

But he's also mentioned a few times how he has a hard time finding shirt where the image was in the right place and the right size and blah, blah.  Hopefully these fall within his stringent parameters!  Wink  The book is "Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc." by Dover Publications and is full of many great old animal illustrations.

Oh, a picky one, huh? Well let us know how they go over! I'll have to make a note of that book; you never know when you might need a vintage animal illustration!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008 05:47:45 PM »

Oh my god! I love weasels! I need these!
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 06:12:48 PM »

that reminds me of my ferrets..i have 3 of em.
apparently ferrets are from the weasle family.
very cute...id wear it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008 06:34:22 PM »

But he's also mentioned a few times how he has a hard time finding shirt where the image was in the right place and the right size and blah, blah.  Hopefully these fall within his stringent parameters!  Wink  The book is "Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc." by Dover Publications and is full of many great old animal illustrations.

Oh, a picky one, huh? Well let us know how they go over! I'll have to make a note of that book; you never know when you might need a vintage animal illustration!!

Apparently when it comes to tees he is! 
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008 06:36:25 PM »

hngoodlett- That builds my confidence!

pandamae- It seems there are lots of members of the weasel family, which I've learned while hunting for images.  I'm starting to think that "weasel" is kind of like "dog" - there are lots and lots of kinds.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2008 06:38:05 PM »

That's spectacular! Weasels.... really? LOL Men are weird.

Although this did give me an excellent idea about a Bday prezzie for the Hubster! Grin
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