Last year, Bilal’s birthday came on our first full day in this house. You can imagine how crazy things were on that first day, surrounded by boxes and chaos! In the midst of packing, a week or so before that when I asked Anya what she wanted to make / do for baba for his big day, she told me she wanted to make a t-shirt (they both had a joke between them about making t-shirts for each other and so it made even more sense) and the wheels started turning in my head. Anya was super excited about her gift and I thought I would share it here today.
MAKING OF THE T-SHIRT
A White Tee from Bilal’s closet (He buys them in bulk so we knew he wouldn’t miss one:p) / Black Fabric Marker (Available at Joanns or Michaels) / Pencil or Fabric Chalk / A ruler /
I know my girl has a strong mind but I wanted to give her some guidance in the project so it’s something that her daddy is more likely to wear, in the house at least. At the same time though, I wanted it to be ‘her’ project and didn’t want my ‘need for perfect’ to come in the way of its cute-ness.
I began by asking her what she wanted to write (had to make sure I didn’t correct her and use her words as-is because they are what make this project special).
I searched for ideas on Pinterest, and wrote / drew a few designs I liked on paper for her to choose from.
She was a little nervous about the writing so I wrote the words out with pencil and let her trace them over with the fabric marker. Of course, she added a few details on her own in the end (see that little flower?).
Rolled it in some pretty paper for a simple wrapping and waited for the big day to arrive.
// Don’t forget to iron out the t-shirt + add a cardboard in-between before you start using your marker //
And here’s the simple breakfast celebration (using our ever-ready party supplies box) we had that morning. It is fun to look back on these photos now to see how different the place looks now. Will try to share more from how it looks like now soon :):)
Thanks for reading you guys.
I just might drop in more often from now on, let’s see how it goes. But all those messages you send, letting me know you miss my blogs.. warms up my heart, really! hugs.
Lots of love.
ALSO FROM PREVIOUSLY ON THE BLOG: THIS DIY PILLOW COVER IDEA / THIS ADORABLE HAND-DRAWN STUFFIE FOR ANYA / PAINTING HANDMADE STUFFIES CRAFT FOR ANYA’S 4TH BIRTHDAY PLAYDATE