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Thursday, May 29, 2008

My sisters visit was a whirlwind. We had a fabulous time, and I really wish that my sisters lived closer.   How perfect that would be.  We didn't do much knitting but did manage a craft with the girls.
Back in October, I needed a peace shirt for a party.  Decided to investigate that freezer paper craft that I had seen on so many blogs.  Have you all done it?  Seen it?  

When I first started reading craft blogs, it seemed like everyone was doing it.  I thought wow, I can craft with the best of them, but this is where I draw the line.  I am not putting my shirts into the freezer.  I kid you not.  That is what I thought.  That you paint on the shirt, and then do something with the freezer. The shirt, the paint, the freezer.  I really had no idea what they were talking about!
Anyhow, my sister borrowed that shirt and decided she would like to make them.
We  bought t-shirts on sale at Old Navy and got busy.
My niece, Kelli, made the ice cream cone.  Libby made the snail.
I made the tree.
And using the inspiration from the above peace sign t-shirt, Lisa made two peace shirts.  Except the girls told us that my peace sign was wrong.  That this was what the peace sign looked like.  Huh?  Isn't that a mercedes sign?  Not what she had in mind.  She will be repairing those!

Really.  This is such a fun craft for the kids. Or you. And you do not have to put your shirts into the freezer.  I promise. :)

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37 comments

  1. I think they are adorable and original. (and I wouldn't have even noticed the difference between the Mercedes sign and the peace sign). Libby is very artistic; her snail is too cute.

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  2. Too funny! I had no idea what freezer paper was for a long time.

    The shirts are so cute! Every time I see someone doing this, I really want to try it out.

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  3. I've been meaning to try this technique for a long time. I really like your tree. It's adorable.

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  4. Oh, wow, those are cool. LOVE the snail and the tree! I

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  5. shirts in the freezer - that would be interesting!!!

    they look so cute! you'll have to find a Mercedes fan to give the boo-boos too.. :)

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  6. both the girls and myself love doing these! libby's snail is darling!

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  7. I like them all. Great job! Actually, the black with the Mercedes sign is quite hip. I would keep that one that way. I hope you all make more.

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  8. too funny, they are adorable though!

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  9. I personally think there is something pretty funny about a homemade mercedes t-shirt!

    And, love that you thought they went in the freezer!

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  10. Too cute! I've seen these before and always have thought it would be too much work. Must think about doing this some time now that I've seen yours.

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  11. very cute! I did try this technique once with some onesies for my friend's baby. I ironed too long and burnt some, but all in all they came out nice.

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  12. They're so cute! So you mean I can stop freezing my tshirts now? Hooray! ;)

    I love the paint marbling effect on the peace sign - very cool.

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  13. How fun, that snail is a killer!

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  14. using the freezer would make for one chilly tee! great craft idea-love the snail.
    :)

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  15. I got a huge kick out the Mercedes sign! If you think about it, there's a certain irony in it. Isn't that what old hippies drive now?

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  16. ohhhh Leslie I am sooooo jealous!!! I am dying to try freexer stencils but I am having trouble finding suppliers in Australia. Your shirts rock!!! well done.

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  17. such a fun craft...with everyone involved...I like that!

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  18. That's something I so want to try - eventually.

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  19. I must try this with my girls - they'd love it. The snail is my fave - gorgeous!!

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  20. I smiled tonight when on my way to work, what did I pass? A Mercedes dealership! (I read your post before I left the house.)

    Cute! Cute! Cute! I've got to try these when my niece comes to visit this summer.

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  21. Aargh! I really do not need more crafty ideas! I adore the lounge pants and the tees are too cute. Perhaps the tees would be a fun summer project....

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  22. every one of those is beyond adorable.
    definitely a summer craft to earmark.
    thanks again leslie.

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  23. They're adorable :)

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  24. As I told Kim,you put pipe cleaners in the antenna ;-)

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  25. Awww, these are so cool, I am off to read more about how to do this! Thanks Leslie for sharing!

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  26. Have fun over your weekend. The peace sign is surely a kick!

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  27. There always something new in your blog. I love the snail T.

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  28. That is really funny. I put some yarn in the freezer the other day because I was pretty sure I saw a moth fly in the bag. When K opened the freezer last night, he freaked out a little.

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  29. Those tees are perfect! Love the snail and the tree.

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  30. Interesting. I am hunting for some sheets to try the lounge pants. Wish me luck, not with the finding, the sewing bit.

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  31. I love that you can admit your misunderstandings - shirts in the freezer! :) Those are awesome shirts from the freezer you've made!

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  32. I've been interested in this for a while, but have been too lazy to get around to it (despite buying the freezer paper). Maybe when I get the table surface all cleaned, I'll get the drive to do this. They look great!

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  33. I also use that method and love it. I have doing t-shirts for birthday with the age/number on them in fun fabric. They seem to be a great hit that when I forgot to make on for my nephew my Sil said hey does he still get one. That's now on the top of my list better late than never.

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  34. I am so glad that no shirts where frozen in the making of this blog!

    They look great, I love your tree.

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  35. They are fun!!!! I will be trying this with my DD over the summer. Thanks for the idea. I've never heard or seen of it before. :)

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  36. I love the shirts! And I'm pretty sure your peace sign is the correct one :-)

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