Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Randomness of the Night

Littler man, being that Rock is little man makes Rain littler man...?  Anyway, littler man has a checkup tomorrow... his 9 month appt. I can't believe it has been that long already!

Sooner than I know it he will be running around with his brother and getting into everything... wait they already do that.

I should probably be cleaning or sleeping while the boys are asleep.. but I never am tired when they are too... does anyone else ever feel that way? Entirely too tired when it is time to wake up and wide awake when you should be sleeping?

Random is this blog entry, I know. Maybe I am more tired than I realize.

The boys helped me pick out a small pumpkin today. When we got home Daddy put it on his head, and now Rock insists that he is a pumpkin head: 

Oh, I love these boys. They are such a joy!

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do."
Matthew 11:25, 26 (NIV)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hooked on Freezer Paper

Ever since I started freezer paper shirts in May I have been addicted. constantly looking for new ideas and wanting to try more intricate designs. I started simple with just one stencil. And though there were three colors in the giraffe shirt they were meant to blend. (both giraffe and transportation shirts were painted by rock after I applied the stencils)

Then I tried slightly more complex designs with more colors not meant to blend: robin (need a change from batman) and link (from legend of zelda)
here is the pattern I sketched out for link:
Finally, the one that was by far the most difficult: Sebastian many colors, intricate design, and black outlines around most details. This was a gift for a birthday this month... my niece will be 5!

The next project I will tackle is Teemo from League of Legends. My husbands main charachter when he plays the game that has also become Rock's favorite. I simplified the original photo and I plan on putting it onto a lightish green shirt. It will be a challenge but I look forward to when I can start it! Maybe I will post a step by step of what I did?
If you want to try it yourself here are a couple of tutorials that I looked at before I even attempted freezer paper stenciling: I Am Momma Hear Me Roar: Viking Tee   and   DanaMadeIt: President's Day Shirts