My favorite blond gal turns six this month. (SIX! That's old. We met right before her third birthday, so we go way back.)
And because I made a commitment to myself awhile back that gifts would always be handmade (by myself or another artist), unless of course, they're art supplies or books(!), Joe and I decided to stencil some t-shirts for her. Stenciling is easier than screenprinting, which is good, because I'm OVER things that are hard and stress me out.
I designed a number six made of squares, stars, and hearts, Joe posterized a photo of Lily's dawg Wryly's sweet face, and then we used a (cheating!) stencil we had around the house of the best swallow ever.
I do believe they were a hit. It wasn't too long ago that Lily was all pink and purple and tiaras and sparkles. Today, I learned, she's very much more into ripped jeans with wild embroidery and animal prints.
(Also, please note the yellow dawg in the top photo, my constant crafty companion.)