I Love to Create: The T-shirt is Your Kid’s Canvas
As summer vacation comes to an end (*pausing for applause*), us parents are always looking for last ditch efforts to keep our kiddos occupied. Decorating t-shirts is always a favorite time-passer in our house but frankly, with 2 weeks left and counting until school starts, mama’s tired; I don’t feel like dealing with paints and their accompanying mess. Enter the brilliance of fabric markers!
Originally, I pitched this project to my sons as a thematic one involving drawing their favorite Summertime memory, on a plain t-shirt. I thought that it might be nice for them to wear it throughout the year as a reminder of some of the things they got to do on their off-time. The response from my 9-year-old however, was less than positive. It went something like this:
Tanner: Can we draw our least favorite memory instead?
Me: No. Why do you ask, though?
Tanner: Because if we could, mine would be of this project.
Ok then; it was clearly time for a Plan B.
Since school shopping has begun and with it has come many the request for one character shirt or another (Star Wars, Sponge Bob, Halo, etc.), I suggested that perhaps, they might want to draw their own versions of one of their favorites. This actually got them really excited–praise the crafty Gods! With a little persuasion and a pack of pens my boys created their shirts, their way: featuring Super Mario Bros. bomb guys. It was a good compromise if you ask me!
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I am devastated by the loss of @hillcountryweavers founder, Suzanne Middlebrooks.
I wrote a longer tribute to her on my blog and Facebook (links in bio). In short, though, she had been sick for a long time but had been a master at not letting the illness get in the way of her living. So, it was often unimaginable that she wouldn't be with us for longer. Last June during an industry convention in Chicago when Susanne came over to the bar booth I was sitting at and plopped herself next to me to chat, I had no idea that it would be the last time I'd get to see her. I'm so thankful though, that when we parted ways to go back to our respective meetings, it was with a hug. Rest in purls, my friend....