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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.
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.