So I decided on a whim to give the whole freezer paper thing a try, and knew exactly what two projects I wanted to try with.
First off I did this stencil, I found online (so if it's yours and I didn't know please tell me, because I adore it).
It turns out that the cheap shirt I put it on, was ill fitting. Which is disappointing, since I bought two. (they were two for $5 at JoAnns, but apparently an adult Large is actually more like an adult Small in the arm areas? grr.) So it was time to Tim Gunn 'Make it WorkTM
' and I decided to turn it into a cute tote!
It's a bit sloppy, because I didn't put tons of forethought into how I was putting it together. But I rather prefer it that way. If my mom had done it, it would be impeccable to the core, but I'm happy with how it turned out. The straps are the black of the tee shirt (it looks blue in the pictures, but it's actually black) and the pink flannel of the interior, one strap with the black facing out, and the other with the pink facing out. I constructed a small pocket on the inside.
For the lining I used this obnoxiously pink flannel that my mom had scraps of in the basement. (I think it was originally doll pajama pants flannel, but now it's inside of a tote.)
If I had it to do again, I'd slow down and think it through better, but there is a good chance it would still turn out the same. (tee hee) I was in a rush because I was so mad about it not fitting. I was so proud of how it turned out that I was devastated I couldn't wear it. I still love it as a purse though.
The other project I cranked out last night I am even more intensely proud of. (a) because I love using the freezer paper, I've never done it that way before and it was soooooooo easy!!! and (b) because I've been wanting to do this design for a while now, and it makes me giggle.
Without getting (too) political let me just say I'm a liberal democrat, and thus support Barack Obama. Another note about me is that I'm an improv comedian, and love clever tee shirts. So after I decided to make this shirt I began to see it elsewhere and namely at the Second City Toronto (a famous improv comedy theater), as the name of their current comedy show.
So without further stalling for time.......
Yay! Same as above, I used freezer paper to help with the design. I used whatever paint I had around (I think it was acrylic, so who knows how long the design will last, but I can re do it with better paint if need be). The paint was white, so the red and blue are fabric markers over the paint.
For more information on what on earth Second City is, feel free to consult http://secondcity.com/?id=theatres/toronto
Comments and criticism welcome. Thanks for looking!!