Happy day, Daddy!

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i admit that last year i wasn’t able to make even a little token gift for my hubby for father’s day. the little guy just didn’t want to let me. (even if the big gal wrote him a very cute book which was very much appreciated, but i wanted to make him something, too.) so this year i wanted to make him something special. and i found my inspiration in this pin. (i’m not putting the photo because i’m not totally sure if i’m supposed to.) i immediately liked the idea but i wasn’t really sure if my husband would’ve like something to hang. but t-shirts…they’re another story!

so i dusted off my freezer paper and used the technique of freezer paper stenciling with fabric paint. at first i thought that i’d do the outline of each hand in a different color, like the original, but i wasn’t sure if i could get it to come out right (even though, now that i think about it, it wouldn’t have been hard at all), so i decided to fill in each hand with a different color and then change color according to the overlapping. so, where my and my hubby’s hands overlap there’s a different color. and another where his and our daughter’s hands overlap. and yet another where our kids’ hands do, etc. good thing i have a lot of different colors of this type of paint! above you can see the picture and the color scheme directly on the freezer paper before cutting. and below the different phases: the stencil attached to the shirt, after the second coat of paint, and with the paper removed.

it almost looks like a painting done for the unesco. i think it would be cute even with just the black lines of the hand outlines.

and here’s the model ready to give it to the recipient. who was very happy with it!

my daughter decided to make a computer for her daddy. so she went rummaging through my mega bags of recycling stuff (a.k.a. “the landfill”) and found a shoebox for the screen and keyboard and a kinder egg for the mouse, which she connected to the computer with a bit of yarn from my stash.

daddy immediately got to work on it!

and for her nonno (grandfather) she made something to hang on the balcony with his portrait and some metal wires she found in our friends’ garden.

happy father’s day to all you italian dads! (you american ones will just have to wait a little bit more, sorry!)

8 COMMENTS

  1. 1. Brava Cuci, la maglietta è venuta proprio bene ed è stato un pensiero molto carino che sono sicura il tuo partner abbia molto apprezzato.
    2. Mi è piaciuta anche l’idea di fare un pensierino per il nonno. Anch’io lo facevo da piccola. In fondo, il nonno è un papa’ al quadrato.
    3. Sono fiera di te che tiri su’ i tuoi figli nel rispetto dell’ambiente e delle altre persone.
    4. Sarei proprio curiosa di visitare il tuo angolino-discarica…

    Ora ti saluto e ti do un bacino.
    Alex

  2. grazie topo! sì, il maritozzo l'apprezzato molto e ha anche portato il suo nuovo computer all'ufficio da esporre. facciamo sempre qualcosa anche per i nonni per le feste di papà/mamma. mi sembra giusto così!

    per quanto riguarda il rispetto dell'ambiente e l'uso della roba recuperata per creare, mi sa che è contagioso quando una persona lo fa con passione. mia figlia ha imparato da me, e poi ho scoperto recentemente che anche una amichetta sua da scuola ora non fa più buttare le cose dalla mamma perché vuole "fare l'arte come sofia!" (cioè, mia figlia). la mamma, quando me l'ha raccontato, non sembrava proprio contentissima ma spero che fra breve sarà "contaminata" anche lei!!

  3. Non ci posso credere, la tua piccolina e' troppo bella!!!Cara la Sofia, che fa l'arte con la sua mamma…

    E il maritozzo che si porta a lavoro il pc nuovo e' da morire… la tua famiglia e' troppo simpatica!!!

    Massi', contaminiamole tutte queste mamme sprecone…

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