Monday, September 09, 2013

Fun Batik T-Shirt ~ My Backyard Owls

Happy Monday everyone!

Archie and I had so much FUN enjoying our warm weekend in the backyard!

This was probably the last few days of 90+ temps we will see in Boulder for awhile so we welcomed in the cooler breezes with this whimsical batik t-shirt we just made!

I made it the same way I did for my batik pillows but with a piece of cardboard stuck into the shirt to protect the front and back from bleeding on to each other as I painted them with the fabric dyes.

I also combined iron on owl stencils and freehand drawing in this design by ironing on the owls from Aunt Martha's iron on patterns and then connecting them into a scene by drawing a tree around them to perch on. :)

I love how both the front and the back turned out!

...and after it was all done, R-Chee and I decided we needed to updo another project we had done but never wore!

I pulled out a pair of crochet socks I made a few years ago that we too thick to wear with shoes, but too slippery on the hardwood floors to wear as slippers and added crocheted soles to them to make them into slipper socks!

I laughed when I put them on while wearing my new shirt today because the two match perfectly! :)

Now I have 2 new Fall creations ready to enjoy this Fall to wear on my back and my feet!

How did you spend your weekend?

Please leave us a note and let us now!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

Melissa & R-Chee


Molly the Airedale said...

You are so creative, Melissa! We just love your beautiful t-shirt!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Sketching with Dogs said...

Your t shirt is beautiful Melissa, it is a work of art in itself!
Lynne x

tubby3pug said...

Thats really lovely

urban hounds

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We of course love the tee shirt- and the slippers-- they are sooo colorfuls and happy - like butterflys and bubbles!