April 09, 2010

Feature Friday - face plates and Readers that Roar!

When I saw these plates on So You Think You're Crafty (made by Kalleen from At Second Street who had some AMAZING entires to that contest this session) I knew I had to make some.  How fun are they?  I thought it might even encourage Rex to eat some of those foods he avoids. 

Here are ours:

I wanted to have a basic one, so I drew one a lot like the one you can buy.  Then I wanted a girl one, so I looked at a picture of Daphne from Scooby-doo (another recent addiction of Rex's).  Lastly, I thought the robot would be a crowd pleaser around here.

Rex and his cousin thought they were pretty cool.

I think we'll have a lot of fun with these for a long, long time.

This was a great project.  It was really easy and it didn't take a lot of time.  I think it would be fun (if you have a child 4 or older) to let your kids draw one.  Anyhow, if you want the full tutorial, click HERE.  Thanks for the great idea, Kalleen!

...and before you go, check this out.  (Thanks to everyone who keeps sending me links to their projects.  You guys are SO fun and talented.)  Here are a few recent projects that ROARED!

Krystal from Sassy Sanctuary made these cool tees for her kids using the reverse freezer stencil bleaching.  Isn't that motorcycle one SO cool?

Janine from It's a Beautiful Life saw the frames with personality post and made this adorable frame.

Carri from Life by the Mill  made these really fun shirts using freezer paper stenciling.  See how she used floss to make the stitches on the baseball?  Such a great idea!

Here's a fantastic robot tee from Maggie Muggins Designs and she sewed the shirt, too!

....and another cute robot from Ohholland in the flickr group.  Love that hat, too!

There were a few more things from the flickr group I wanted to show, but it wouldn't let me copy the pictures.  Not sure why.  Meegin has some amazing tees posted there.  Check it out.



Janine Marie said...

Thanks for posting my frame!
I plan on making more...after my laundry room project is completed.
Thanks again for the super-easy and INEXPENSIVE idea!

Taylor Swim said...

Love the plates! My kids will love them too. It sounds like a great way to get them to eat some veggies.

Meegin said...

Eeek! MY name is on your blog! What an honor. I have had so much fun making shirts. Biggest DS wants a new shirt everyday. I'm going to have to try to figure out how to find the time to make them when Spring Break is over and I go back to work. Well, I guess I only have 9 weeks to summer break! Then I can craft again!!! Thanks for sharing your craftiness!!!

Krystal said...

Thanks for the shout out! You have such great ideas, and those shirts were way fun! I really enjoy your blog!
Krystal (Sassy Sanctuary)

Katie Olthoff said...

That is such a great idea and would make a fantastic gift!!!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

These plates are seriously amazing! I am totally bookmarking this for when Asher is older!

Carri said...

Thanks for posting me on your blog..such an honor!

Maggie Muggins said...

I just got back from vacation and finally caught up in Google reader! Thanks for featuring my T-shirt. I love how your plates turned out!


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