Thursday, February 10, 2011

curing the flu blues by making a Harry Potter t-shirt (Or: How nerdy is too nerdy?)

Since our homeschool is lax enough that we give puking first-graders a sick day instead of forcing them to do school, I've had a bit of extra time on my hands today. (Well, not really, but I'm pretending.)

In which I produced this:

In case you can't tell in the picture, yes, the letters DO sparkle. IIRC, I first saw this phrase on a t-shirt on Craftster (though I've seen it elsewhere since, so I don't know who came up with it first) and it made me laugh so hard that I became sure I should have such a t-shirt too.

This is my first time making something with iron-on letters, and I have to say that as a crafting experience, using them comes pretty close to instant gratification. Which is a good thing, because as you can see in the background of this picture, there's a laundry basket full of freshly-washed-linens-that-probably-won't-stay-fresh-for-long waiting for me to fold them and put them away so they can be used again tonight when the vomiting recommences:

Hey, I may not be optimistic, but I am pretty happy. This is one cool shirt. And it just makes me laugh every time I look down at it. Now all I need is a Harry Potter movie opening to go to . . . what? You say there's a while to wait? Hey! I'm finally early for something!

Peace of Christ to you,

Jessica Snell


Jen said...

I love this!

Katie K said...

Yay for DIY T-shirts! I'm an iron-on letter junkie and have a stash of letters to prove it. Aren't they way too fun? I'm convinced that if everybody started making T-shirts with iron-on letters, there would be no war. Okay, maybe not but your HP themed shirt is super cool. Great job!

Tienne said...

You, and that shirt, are made of AWESOME!