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Okay I have a confession to make. ?I’;m not a band wagon jumper. ?I know, a weird trait to have as a blogger. ?But I get all “;nervous”; when I see something getting REALLY popular…; I have a 2nd confessi...

Okay I have a confession to make. ?I’;m not a band wagon jumper. ?I know, a weird trait to have as a blogger. ?But I get all “;nervous”; when I see something getting REALLY popular…;

I have a 2nd confession to make. ?I jumped on the Chalk Art Band Wagon. I could no longer resist…;.. ?I decided it’;s a pretty good bandwagon to be riding on. ?Especially with all of the fabulous Chalk Art from Ms. Rhonna Farrer to tempt me.

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I had an idea whilst lying in bed at 2 am. ?(Being awake at 2 am the sad consequence of being sick for nearly 6 weeks straight)…;.?Why not put it on a t-shirt??? ?I LOVE to make t-shirts for my kids to celebrate events through the year. ?You can see my Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’;s &; Disney Cruise ones if you follow the links.

My youngest daughter is in middle school and this year I’;ve challenged myself to come up with projects to make for her that are more “;grown up”; and not so little girl.?? She absolutely LOVES all of the fun embellished t-shirts that are for sale now, so I thought I’;d combine some of Rhonna Designs FAB chalk art with a few fun embellishemnts.

Okayaccent pillow case baby canvas nursery, want to make one too? Here’;s how I did it.

You’;ll need:

Step One: Print you chalk art image (this one is from the Rhonna Designs Chalkboard Cheer Art Bundle)? You’;ll need to follow the instructions on your package of printable fabric. ?You need to buy printable fabric, it’;s treated so the ink from your printer will stick to the fabric. Even so, don’;t expect this to be 100% colorfast. I would recommend only washing this t-shirt in gentle cycle or hand wash, with a color catcher.

Size your art accordingly. Mine is 6×;8. If you’;re making it for a smaller child, make the art smaller, for an adult bigger- you get the idea.

Cut out the image and iron onto a t-shirt. ?Next stitch around the image. This will secure it in place. Anytime you iron something non stretchy onto a stretchy surface it’;s not going to hold very well. Stitch it down so it doesn’;t peel off later.

Next use a disappearing fabric marker and draw a frame onto your t-shirt. ? Just sketch out what you’;d like. You can trace something or even use a stencil if you like.

Now iron a piece of freezer paper to the INSIDE of your t-shirt. This will help the fabric paint not to bleed through to the other side, you’;ll also need less paint.

Now just use a foam brush and hand paint in your frame.

Use your metallic fabric paint (the one in the tube) to outline your frame. I wanted a handmade look, so I didn’;t worry about the outline being perfect.

Let it dry. Then remove the freezer paper and press the t-shirt from the INSIDE to set the paint (don’;t put the iron right on your painted surface)

Take a piece of tulle and tie a knot in it. Pin it to your t-shirt. Hand stitch it down.

Next take your flowers (mine are store bought) and your buttons and stitch them on to the t shirt over the top of the tulle.

Just a few notes:

-Handwash or Gentle Cycle wash this t-shirt with a color catcher- Lie flat to dry.

-I do not recommend sewing ANY embellishments onto a t-shirt for a baby. ?The danger of them coming off and choking is too great in my opinion.

Today I’m sharing with you a free quilting tutorial for these Patchwork Quilted Christmas Pillows made from Christmas Fabric. If you like this project you may also love this Log Cabin Quilted Pillow Tutorial.

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As much as I try to convince Elli to wear the shorts/capri’s/pants that are in her drawer……….she only gives in about 15% of the time.? And I better have a really good reason to give her…….because “it’s cold out” isn’t good enough. :)? I’ve decided to give up on it.? And just let her wear a skirt/dress every single stinkin’ day if she wants to.? (Who am I kidding?? I used to come home from elementary school as a girl and put on the same twirly skirt from the costumes box and twirl in it all afternoon.? So what’s the big deal, right?)

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