As I mentioned in my previous post, I purchased a Silhouette sd and I am so excited. Of course I was itching to use it so here is my first project using the Silhouette.
Aren’t they cute? I have been seeing these Peeps shirts
peeping up popping up all over blog land.
I love how they turned out. I cut the bunnies out of freezer paper on the Silhouette and then painted them. Next I appliquéd some green grass out of some knit fabric I had. When I purchased the Silhouette it came with some white flocked heat transfer. I used that to cut out the words. (Note: The first day the kids wore their shirts, I hadn’t sewn down the grass yet. I had just ironed them on with some Wonder Under with the intention to sew them on later. As you will notice in some of the following pictures, sewing is definitely necessary as the grass started to come off a bit by the end of the day. So far the heat transfer letters have held up fine even in the wash.)
Now for some action shots!
Because we were enjoying the warmer weather and having so much fun in the back yard, we decided to make S’mores for a special treat! Yummmm!!!!
P.S. Look how filthy little boys can get their new shirts after just one day. Fortunately everything came out in the wash.
P.P.S. I need to share with you the really dumb thing that I did with this project. I was so excited to get started that I only watched about 1/4 of the instructional video before I shut it off and just tried to figure things out on my own. Well, I originally had planned to cut the words out of freezer paper too and just paint them like I did with the bunnies. Cheri at I am Momma Hear Me Roar! was even kind enough to give me the tip to place the freezer paper shiny side up and reverse the image. Well, when I tried to cut out the letters it was a disaster! The paper slid all over and basically kept getting eaten by the machine. I was so bummed until I came up with the heat transfer plan. Well today, I was on the Silhouette site when it mentioned the carrier sheet being sticky and I thought “Hmmmm… my carrier sheet wasn’t sticky.” I am such a ding dong. I never peeled off the protective sheet on the carrier sheet. Once I did this, it was sticky. I tried cutting out the words “My Peeps” today and it worked like a charm. Duh! :)