Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Two More Thanksgiving Shirts...and a Christmas Guest Post

After I made Eli's Shirt of Plenty last week, I knew I had to make Henry and Grant a SUPER cute shirt to wear on Thanksgiving....but I didn't want them all to have the same shirt this time. So here are two new shirts...the Pumpkin Pie shirt for Grant, and the I Love Turkey shirt for Henry.
This shirt was really easy to make! I used gray, brown, white, and orange felt to make my pumpkin pie, and I used an empty ice cream bucket as my template.
I used the ice cream bucket to make three circles. The gray for the pie pan was the largest, the brown for the crust was a little smaller, and the orange for the pumpkin was the smallest. After I layered the circles, I cut out a "slice of pie" by cutting a triangle out of the brown and orange but leaving the gray in a whole circle.
I attached the felt to the shirt with iron-on adhesive and then stitched around the edges with embroidery floss just like I did with the Shirt of Plenty. To add a little bit of whimsy and to make sure that everybody knew that Grant's shirt was in fact pumpkin pie, I added a little bit of whipped cream to the top:) I simply cut a circle out of white felt, then I pinched the felt in the middle of the circle and made the ends gather up. Then I sewed the whipped topping on with some heavy duty thread.
I originally saw the idea for the I Love Turkey shirt at Positively Splendid. Amy makes some really cute stuff...and this shirt is one of her cutest yet! I loved the idea, but I didn't have all the materials. What I did have was felt, so I made my own version of her shirt using felt and a little bit of color just for fun!
Here's a picture of all three shirts:) Can you tell that they were all three saying "The sun's in my eyes!" Hopefully we will manage to get a better picture on Turkey Day!
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I'm guest posting over at Under the Table and Dreaming today. Hop over and check out my SUPER cute Glittered Snowman Ornaments and all the other really great homemade ornament ideas!
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21 comments:

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

ok..the pumpkin pie shirt is just stupid cute!!
And I LOVE that you used an ice cream bucket as your guide!!

Jules said...

I just love the pumpkin pie shirt! I think I could even make that one.

Nichol said...

They are all adorable. I'm gonna hire you Kelli lol. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving if I don't get over here then. I have so much to do!

Kmama said...

I love that turkey shirt. How creative!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

They all turned out SO cute! I love them!

Kelli said...

I need that shirt about the turkey because I sure do love turkey. Now the boys will be truly festive.

Ambrosia said...

All three shirts came out so great!!! I love them!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Kelli, I LOVE the pumpkin pie shirt!!!!

LacyHolly said...

I love them! This makes me want to make shirts for my friends' kids since I don't have any. Haha. Love them!

He & Me + 3 said...

Those shirts are so yummy. I love it. You are too cute and creative.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

These are great!!!

Carrie said...

Oh how FUN! They're so cute...the pumpkin pie is too darn adorable! I love that they all have their own shirts that celebrate all the yumminess of Thanksgiving ;) LOVE them!

Ashes said...

I like those shirts! You're lucky you can use your kiddos as models (= my daughter doesn't wanna keep still long enough for "good" pictures. lol. But she LOVES the camera. Sheesh.

Happy Holidays.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

The turkey shirt is so cute!!!

Life in Rehab said...

Okay, they're all cute (and so are the shirts), but the pumpkin pie is definitely my favorite! I would have cranked those out for my bunch in a heartbeat.

amanda said...

how cute are thoe!! i LOVE them. you're so crafty!!

Nichol said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you and your family had an amazing day.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

How cute are these!!!

Jamie said...

i fell in love with your turkey shirt so i made one for myself! it is the first thing i have sewn! thank you for the cute idea!
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Myya said...

I am in love with that I♥Turkey shirt. So fun!

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

I finally got around to making the pumpkin pie pillow to go w/ my turkey one. Thanks for the suggestion.

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