August 19, 2010

First Day of School!

Rex had his first day of preschool this week.  He was so excited and I wanted to make him a special shirt for his special day.  I gave him a few choices and this is the idea he was stuck on.  "I Fight Bad Guys."  Yup.  Look out all of you classmates.... 

Do you want to mess with this?


Do ya?


He's really not a fighter.  He's actually pretty shy when it comes down to it, but he loves anything super hero related.

So here's the how-to.  I used this image from picnik.  Feel free to use it if you like.  I did a basic freezer paper stencil.  Click HERE if you need the freezer paper tutorial.  Yeah, I'm on a freezer paper stenciling kick this week. 


I made a stencil for the letters, but used green paint on them because it's Rex's current favorite color.


Lastly, I flossed the sleeves in green to give it a finished look.  I think this one might be my favorite t-shirt ever.  I love little boy stuff.

This little guy thinks he's hot stuff in his new tee.


So look out bad guys.

Thanks for reading!  See you tomorrow for Feature Friday!

37 comments:

The Wifeyness said...

Oh!! It's the same scowl as your littlest one! And the shirt is adorable. Thank you for continually linking back to the freezer paper stenciling -- I bought some this week & am hoping to attempt it!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Love it!! That face is precious. My little guy started preK this week too. He has to wear a uniform or I'm sure he would pick a cool shirt like Rex :)
I watched the freezer paper stencil video - well done. I'm gonna give it a try!!

Anonymous said...

Cute! This is a fun shirt! I really want to try some freezer paper stenciling....

Unknown said...

Sooo cute - the shirt and the adorable little man!

A Little Bit of Everything! said...

Absolutely love it! I have got to try out the freezer paper stenciling!

Saunders Family said...

Oh my goodness your little man is adorable! Seriously, those pictures of him are like the cutest thing EVER! (love the shirt, too!) :)

Kerstin said...

Oh my gosh! I have to make this for my little guy. You always have the cutest ideas. Pretty soon my Cooper will be a mini Rex running around in all his same clothes! It's so nice, after 3 girls, it is a little depressing buying boy clothes, but you make them so fun! Thanks

Christie // lemon squeezy home said...

That's a really cute shirt. He is adorable!

Tricia said...

The photos are so great. I love the stitching on the sleeves. Great job.

Erin said...

I love this!! I've never tried the stenciling, but I think now I must try it!

Unknown said...

The shirt is adorable. Rex looks so grown up. He is soooooooo cute. How was the first day of school for him? And aw, the Heaton scowl.

Taylor Swim said...

That shirt is awesome! I love it! My boys would love love love that shirt. I bet you're never going to be able to peel it off him. Too cute. That is one of my all time favorites! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I adore that shirt the best as well and that last picture - he seems to have mastered his daddy's look!

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

Seriously?!?! This is A-DORABLE!!!

Jessica said...

Love the shirt! Quick question:
I have played around on picnik just a little bit, but how do you save images? (like the face and letters) Can you create an image without uploading a picture? Is this available on the free version or do I need to upgrade first? Thanks! Can't wait to get started with my own freezer paper stencils!!

Lara said...

I'm in love with this shirt. I think I'm going to have to make some for my boys!!! I'm obsessed with freezer paper stenciling. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I just made a bunch of super cute shirts for Disneyland!!

Meegin said...

I know it looks like such a basic font, but what font is that? Thanks for sharing the cute graphic! I just might have to make this for my little monkeys. My 4 year old is on a super hero kick right now and all about fighting bad guys. Hope he had a great first day at preschool!!!!

iammommahearmeroar said...

Meegin - I used the cricut for the letters this time, so I don't know what the actual font is. It's just the basic one on the machine. Sorry I can't be more helpful!

Cnbztribe said...

This is such a great idea and your little guy is such a cutie!
My 11 year old son and I did some freezer paper stenciling and made a shirt for fathers day that said, "You rock, Dad!" my sons choice. We had so much fun with this and will be doing more in the future. Thanks, I LOVE your blog!

Steph said...

I love that shirt! Such a cute idea :)

jacque4u2c said...

Just adorable!

candicem said...

I love the shirt (nice work!) but the look on his face in those first two pictures has me in hysterics!!

Jo said...

That's an awesome shirt! So cute an boyish.

Julie said...

did you cut the letters out of freezer paper?

Kramer Family said...

Did u make that design yourself or can you search for things like that on Picnik?

katy said...

so frigin cute! the faces. and the shirt is cute too.

Mattie said...

What did you floss the ends of the shirt with? I'm sure its something simple, but I cant tell.

BTY this shirt is SOOO awesome! Now I'm really going to have to try this!

Beth said...

This is awesome, it's so hard to find little boy stuff. Lately I've begun to make my son's shirts from scratch (big head!) and there aren't many choices in stretch fabric (that's not plain at least) I'm going to have to get some freezer paper!

Amy from Our Dish said...

Cheri - toooooo cute. His little tough guy faces were the best part!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for linking to my shop. You rock.

Jamee said...

wonderful as usual- do you have a cricut - if not you soo need one- you would use it quite often for your stencil making!

Sabra at Sew a Straight Line said...

my son went by ___ Who Fights (first name in the ___, obviously) for about three years, starting at age three. For his "about me" in preschool he totally listed "fights bad guys" as one of his talents!!

I love, love, love having boys. and that shirt rocks. I may have to borrow the idea. so fun!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

You say you love little guy stuff and it shows!!! You should start your own "little guys stuff" line. My little guys are grown up and seeing your stuff always makes me want to make something for a little guy. Maybe someday! :( I did try your bleach pin idea on a shirt for me. I'm gonna have to keep practicing, it bled too much. Love your ideas!!!

iammommahearmeroar said...

Yes, I used freezer paper to cut the letters out with the cricut.

iammommahearmeroar said...

I "flossed" it with embroidery floss. It's like 33 cents and it's fun to add to any clothing.

Andrea said...

Love it! I'm featuring this tomorrow on Make It Wear It @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Beth said...

I've seen you refer to Picnik a bunch of times, and I'm excited to check it out. But I can't figure out how to find images there! :-( The only thing I see it can do is edit your own photos. How can I get the images and fonts that you are using? Too cute! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I made one of these :) And i featured you! Im a newbie so excuse the newness
http://petuniasescape.blogspot.com/

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