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« on: September 05, 2008 09:20:58 PM »

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!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008 09:41:33 PM »

I hate those shirts from Joann sometimes they fit sometimes they dont! lol but i really like the bag and i love love love the shirt. WOOHOO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008 09:58:46 PM »

I likey the Obama t-shirt.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008 10:08:24 PM »

i love that cupcake saying!

i totally want to make a lunch bag with it on there.


way cute!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008 10:09:24 PM »

be careful that cup cake design is from jonny cupcakes and I'm sure they have copywright on it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008 10:44:25 PM »

Ok...seriously....I love these....seriously
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008 11:47:10 PM »

ive made the cupcake one before too, i love it. i did brown paint on a pink tie-dye. great choices.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008 12:12:22 AM »

i love them.. so amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008 05:47:51 PM »

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be careful that cup cake design is from jonny cupcakes and I'm sure they have copywright on it.


ayyyy thank you for telling me, I was leery since it was online, but didn't have any clear crediting to it...... bummer since it's so adorable.....


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ive made the cupcake one before too, i love it. i did brown paint on a pink tie-dye. great choices.

you didn't get in any trouble from jonny cupcakes for using their design did you??? I'd love those colors together though.  Smiley

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I hate those shirts from Joann sometimes they fit sometimes they dont!

never again dude. seriously. I've learned my lesson. I'm always making mistakes like that, thinking I'm saving money and being thrifty and actually somehow wasting money.

thanks for the feedback, all!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008 09:21:14 PM »

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ive made the cupcake one before too, i love it. i did brown paint on a pink tie-dye. great choices.

you didn't get in any trouble from jonny cupcakes for using their design did you??? I'd love those colors together though.  Smiley
well, no. and i wear it all the time. i dont think youd have a problem unless you were trying to sell them. what are they going to say?
"give me your shirt, thats right, right off your back! you stole my design, RAWR!!!"
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2008 09:31:50 PM »

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well, no. and i wear it all the time. i dont think youd have a problem unless you were trying to sell them. what are they going to say?
"give me your shirt, thats right, right off your back! you stole my design, RAWR!!!"


hahahaha, well no, but I was reading his site and all his stuff says like "one of a kind, wearable art" which seems just the littlest bit pretentious, and I have family in his general area of Massachusetts. lol. I'll just bring a different purse next time I visit.  Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2008 05:54:26 PM »

I saw someone at outsidelands in SF wearing that (exact?) cupcake shirt, and I WANTED it
rock on
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2008 07:29:21 PM »

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well, no. and i wear it all the time. i dont think youd have a problem unless you were trying to sell them. what are they going to say?
"give me your shirt, thats right, right off your back! you stole my design, RAWR!!!"


hahahaha, well no, but I was reading his site and all his stuff says like "one of a kind, wearable art" which seems just the littlest bit pretentious, and I have family in his general area of Massachusetts. lol. I'll just bring a different purse next time I visit.  Grin Grin

I wouldn't worry. There was a big discussion about this on Craftster somewhere a long time ago, and I think the general conclusion we arrived at was that if you're not selling things with the art on it or passing it off as your own, you're fine. He [the artist] may not be too thrilled with it, but there's not much they can do about it.
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2008 07:04:03 PM »

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I wouldn't worry. There was a big discussion about this on Craftster somewhere a long time ago, and I think the general conclusion we arrived at was that if you're not selling things with the art on it or passing it off as your own, you're fine. He [the artist] may not be too thrilled with it, but there's not much they can do about it.


works for me  Smiley just sad that he beat me to the design (by several years. but still...) I actually make & sell cupcakes at my college, and was wanting to expand into other crafty cupcake related areas.... I'm working on my own design at the moment.... I'll have to post whenever i come up with that........... someday *fingers crossed*


anywhoodle, thanks everyone for the positive feedback!
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2008 08:16:44 AM »

HAHAHA. CUPCAKES. that really IS awesome.
HEHEHHEHEHE BARACK TO THE FUTURE LOLZ.
i like Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2008 07:20:31 AM »

OMGeezis! I love the cupcake bag. Wantsit!!!
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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2008 06:49:38 PM »

Ky-ooot! "Barack to the Future" is very cute.
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2008 08:54:46 PM »

cupcake mania!
i loveee this stencil idea!
i'm so in the mood to go make some cupcake stuff =]
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2008 03:21:49 PM »

the cupcake one is adorable...

cupcakes are delish.
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2008 08:03:56 PM »

love it! so clever!
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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2008 07:30:29 AM »

Has the acrylic paint not chipped yet or anything if you washed it yet?? Just wondering because I was about to use acrylics on some of my projects too because it is the only stuff I have around..

And I was at the Galleria Mall yesterday and at Urban Outfitters.. there were shirts that said the "make cupcakes not war on them" I almost bought one.. I think it was over 30 dollars .. And then I said to myself nahhh.. I can make this myself, lol.. and then I see your bag today! That's soooo cool!
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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2008 08:21:54 AM »

Oh my goodness that is amazing! i love it good job and what a wonderful way to be peaceful and crafty
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