Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Winner and Valentines T-Shirt Tutorial

The Winner of the Valentine Hearts is comment #17, Jenny!!! Congratulations Jenny, I hope you'll be able to use them for at least a few days!


This isn't much of a tutorial. I pretty much just used the same technique on this shirt as I have on all the other applique shirts that I've made. So if you want better directions just click on my side bar on one of the shirt tutorials.



Here are the hearts that I used. I almost feel silly posting them, since I'm sure your all very capable of making a heart, but maybe this will save you some if you want to make a valentine shirt for one of your kiddos. Just click on the heart picture for the actual size. I used the bigger hearts for my daughter shirt which is a size 7/8. The smaller size hearts are for maybe a 5T or smaller. (Ok, so I just clicked on the hearts and they were huge, sorry, maybe you can play around with them and get them a size you would like.)



Just a couple hints, first I sewed the ric rac on with a regular straight stitch and then I zig zagged over it. Also I started and stopped the ric rac where the pink heart touches the blue, then you don't have to worry about raw edges.

In other news, my baby is growing way to fast, but oh, he is so sweet and cute. He has become a thumb sucker and I don't care what people say, I think it's wonderful. It's so cute, and he is such a happy baby.

My twin sister is moving to Canada tomorrow. Currently she lives maybe 2 minutes from me. I'm soooooo sad. I don't think twins should move away from their other half, it just isn't right. It's funny, in High School we weren't that close and then for college she went to Ricks College in Idaho and I went to Snow College in Utah, probably 12 hours away from each other, and I could have cared less. But the last 6 years we have lived always within 20 minutes of each other and I've loved it. Our kids play together and our families hang out a lot together. I will miss her so much!


7 comments:

onlymehere said...

I'm so sorry that your sister is moving so far away bz it almost sounds like you're more like friends now. My kids went through times when they weren't so close to but then came back around to being extremely close. It's satisfying as a mother to see it. I didn't know you were a twin either. Are you identical? Congrats to the winner of the hearts and guess what...I'm going to print out the hearts! Don't be embarrased bz I find for templating and appliquing a good stash of different types of shapes of all kinds make for fun new things to make!

Brunch at Saks said...

SUCH a cute/great idea! Love the way it turned out! XOXO

Julia said...

Oh my goodness! I'm a twin myself! And she lives 6 hours away! I hate it. I miss having her here every day. I'm so sorry...

Angela said...

so cute! love the hearts layered together like that.

Jenny said...

YEah!! Thanks!! I love the hearts!!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Congrats to Jenny!
I love your V D shirt. I kind of think I should have made some little Onesies for my grands....
I didn't know you were a twin! We have identical twin gsons. They are 7, and inseparable! In fact they are almost inclusive. They hardly need another living soul! LOL
I'm sorry your sis is moving away, and to another entire country! :(


OOOOO,
but think of the fun vacations you can go on!

a little bit biased said...

I love the ric rac on the hearts. So cute! You're so good to always make your kids cute shirts! My daughter would love that if I did it more often. Maybe I'll have to whip one out for V-day! Thanks for the inspiration!