Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peeps Shirt


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.

There is Char’s version here and Christie’s version here.  I just had to make some.



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!

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Of course I had to make the girls some cute matching hair clippies too!



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!  :)


  1. Super cute!! Love the hair tie. Coming to you from fireflies and Jelly beans. I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club or blog design if you're interested--connie,

  2. The shirts turned out really cute! I would love a Silhouette, I'm a bit jealous you have one.

  3. freakin' cute! The shirts, the hair clips, the twins (both sets--- how cool is that?!?). Awesome. Found you @ Bubbly Nature Creations.

  4. These are so cute. I also hate reading instructions and just jump right in! Glad I'm not the only one.


  5. Charity - Such and adorable design! I have featured these today. Thanks so much for linking to the sunday showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a fabulous holiday! Thanks again ~ Stephanie Lynn

  6. Really cute - I'm getting a Silhouette for my birthday this week and cannot wait! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

    I'd love if you stopped by & entered my new CRI-Kits Gel Pens Giveaway - they work in the Silhouette & the odds are great:

  7. LOVE these shirts! Very cute!

    And I kinda giggled at your PPS story :) Thats something I would do!

    I featured this on my blog today so come on by and check it out!



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