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Topic: My kid is cooler than your kid. Sing it!  (Read 3241 times)
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jadegreen
« on: June 26, 2008 05:11:18 PM »

Ok, so the other day I bought a laundry sharpie and decided to go to town on a few plain t's that my little mans auntie and uncle bought for him. They are a bit big on him as they are a size2 and he is really only in size1 shirts at the moment but they are too cute to not make him wear them now.

I basically just found pictures on google images that I liked for reference, sketched them out, traced them onto baking paper, flipped them over on top of the front of the t-shirt and rubbed over where the pencil was to transfer the image straight onto the front of the shirt. Then I drew over the top with the laundry marker, gave them a wash and hey presto! New clothes for the man that I don't hate. (Personally I am so sick of all the kids clothes in stores, the boys section just plain outright sucks.)

The only picture I didn't sketch out first is the pirate ship which is the same one I painted on the front of his cupboard. I just traced it straight from the cupboard. You can see it in an older post I did on my sons room if you like because I can't find the picture I used as a reference but for the others here is the...

squid - http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/squid-14b.jpg
viking - http://www.theunknowntshirt.com/viking%20head%20emaier.jpg

and the sketches

squid -
viking -

and finally the finished product.

pirate ship


squid


and viking action shot!


There you have it. Not the most exciting thing in the world but I think it gives my little guy some much needed individuality. Personally I'd take a squid or a viking over a truck anyday! I will definitely be making plenty more of these.

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olive_juice
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008 05:33:27 PM »

Wow, you did a fantastic job! I wish my mom was that cool!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008 05:46:31 PM »

I love that squid.  Sure do wish I had your drawing talent.  My stick people don't even look like people!!   Grin  Those are too cool.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008 06:21:35 PM »

Aah! He's darling! And awesome job on the shirts-you have mad skills. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008 01:47:04 AM »

VIKING BABY!  How awesome.  I love the squid, lols.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008 04:42:11 AM »

love it, and rock that viking!! im the same way, my lil girl is named Sylvia Danger, so instead of all these fru-fru pink girlie dresses, i like to give her some style...great for my sharpie addiction!! Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008 03:36:47 PM »

Love! Love! LOVE!

Your little man is so lucky to have some a stylishly crafty mommy!

He's also very lucky to have such a rocking squid shirt!   Do you read the Squid blog from the folks at laughingsquid?  http://squid.us  . 

Seriously, the baby shirts ROCK!!!

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008 08:20:56 PM »

Love! Love! LOVE!

Your little man is so lucky to have some a stylishly crafty mommy!

He's also very lucky to have such a rocking squid shirt!   Do you read the Squid blog from the folks at laughingsquid?  http://squid.us  . 

Seriously, the baby shirts ROCK!!!

*skips away singing Immigrant Song by Led Zepplin*

I just checked out that blog and it's awesome. I love squids!
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008 10:47:35 PM »

Love it, love it, love it!  And I definitely agree, it's tough to find cool, interesting clothes for kids.  We just have to keep using our imaginations/creativity!

love it, and rock that viking!! im the same way, my lil girl is named Sylvia Danger, so instead of all these fru-fru pink girlie dresses, i like to give her some style...great for my sharpie addiction!! Grin Grin

My daughter's name is Sylvia, also!  I'm always excited to hear about other little girls with that name - she's never met another Sylvia under the age of 60 or so.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008 11:27:14 PM »

Super cool!  I have never seen a squid on a baby before...truly original, although the pirate ship is my fav of the three.
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