Why is NOTHING I try easy??????
I got it in my mind that Joe and I needed matchy t-shirts to wear to the Great Canadian Outdoor Expo tomorrow. We are 2 of 10 volunteers demonstrating geocaching to 80 teenagers. Our geocaching team name is Logger & Trail, so that's what's on the t-shirts. FYI...that's where the name Trail Mix Designs comes from.
Anyways, 2 $2.99 t-shirts from Michael's and about $7.00 worth of fabric paint and about $100.00 worth of aggravation later, here are our t-shirts.
That was the first of THREE projects I wanted to attempt tonight. Needless to say it's the only one that's going to be completed.
Issue #1: Cutting the stencils.
I had NO idea how tricky it would be to cut out the stencils. I intentionally printed out a simple font and chose very simple images, just in case, but it was harder than I expected it to be.
Issue #2: What is that on Trail's t-shirt????
Ya, it's supposed to be a cute mushroom. It reminds me of a bowling ball. Not good.
Issue #3: Can we even wear these t-shirts tomorrow????
The instructions say to let the paint dry for 24 hours and wash after 72. I used my heat gun (why do I have a heat gun?? I have NO idea) to speed up the process, but I still don't know if we will even be able to wear the shirts tomorrow.
So there you have it. That is what I've been doing for the past three hours.
On a happier note, a couple clarifications regarding the Use What You Have, Stash Buster, I Will Not Buy Anymore Fabric No Matter How Dirt Cheap It Is challenge. International participants are welcome and if you do not sew but are obsessed with some other craft, scrapbooking, beading, whatever. Just pledge not to buy any new supplies (except the necessities) and show us how you are using up your stash!