Monday, April 16, 2012

Cute Little Things

When I was a young thing, my mom taught me to sew.
And I loved it. I would sew for hours and hours...making all kinds of silly things.
Doll clothes, bags to put my found rocks in (and feathers, bottle caps, interesting items), skirts for myself, book marks, aprons for my mom...etc...
She was a wonderful seamstress- making our clothing, doll clothes and all sorts of crafty items for the home.
She could fix any torn, tattered or non functioning piece of clothing known to man (or young tomboy like me!).

When my son was born, I made a ton of sweet little rompers for him as well as quick and easy shorts.
I guess that having a little girl to sew for would be a dream (so many sweet fabric now days).
While I usually prefer to draw, paint and make books, I do occasionally get bit by the "I want to make some cute kids clothes" bug.

That is what happened a couple or three weeks ago.
I have been drawing, painting and stitching up a storm since then.

Here is the result.
I gave these to my nieces that have young ones.

"Caden's Sailboat"

"Caden's Truck"

"Kennedy's Bird"
I'll be teaching a class on this technique (which includes learning how to screen print with a Thermofax screen!) at "Fashion Fabrics" shop in Mt. Pleasant SC (near Charleston) on May 12.

If you're interested call Cathy Buck at 843/884-5266 for details.

Here are a couple of Onesie type tee's that I used my drawings to screen print on.

Wonky Flowers

We all need some Love

Whimsical Bird

Any of these designs are available for purchase in newborn to 5T size shirts.
I use non toxic paint in all of my screen printing.
And 100% organic cotton in the reverse applique designs (the actual tee shirt is not organic cotton though).
I have a ton of other designs, I just have to print them out and post them.

If you're interested, the best thing to do is email me.
We can talk about sizes and designs then.
I did do a listing in my Etsy shop if you're interested.

Oh yes - I can also sell you the actual screen and you could print your stuff.
I can make screens of your drawings and photos (need to be high contrast photo).
I thought it would be so sweet to make a screen out of a young child's drawing (or handwriting) to create a shirt or tote bag from it.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my Thermofax machine?
I do.
It's a full fledged love affair...

1 comment:

jackie said...

Your kid clothing designs are adorable! Love them all!