It seems every child we know has a birthday in the early Summer months! I love birthdays and picking up pressies but it’s a bit of an expensive mine field trying to get everyone a little something special. I know myself the perils of a growing mountain of plastic on the toy shelves in our house so this year I tried my hand at personalising some t-shirts for little birthday buddies and they turned out pretty well. Here are my handstamped t-shirts.
I had some Ikea cotton fabric with trucks and cars so I just ironed on some Wonderweb on the wrong side and cut around the edge of the shapes – about 0.5cm from the little picture. Then I attached them to plain (H&M Organic Cotton) T’s – using the ‘otherside’ of the Wonderweb, and ran a little stitched hem around them to secure.
A few months back I bought a stamp set of letters and some Versacraft Permanent Fabric Ink (for putting labels on the kid’s clothes for crèche) so I stamped the names on the front just to make them a little more special.
I’m pretty chuffed at the results for a first attempt and my own little man loves his bus!