Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Freezer Fun in the Freezing Months

We finally tried Freezer Paper Stencils this weekend. A few of the great gals at my Knitting Night have been raving about this project for a while, so I decided it was high time we tried it. Why did I wait so long?! It's incredibly easy, and I highly recommend it. My only tip, get more plain shirts and pants if you don't have a good stock already because you'll just want to keep doing this once you start. I was at the point of wanting to stencil my cloth shopping bags yesterday. Ben & Nate both really enjoyed this too. Nate painted one of his own, the tie dye spider, and Ben was so inspired that he made a shirt for a friend's birthday this week. It turned out really well and it was exciting to see Ben enjoying making something for a friend. Maybe he'll catch the crafting bug after all!

Nate, painting the spider on his shirt.

Ben's wolf shirt. He's currently reading the Wolves of the Beyond series which inspired this shirt. About three months ago that probably would have been an owl.

Ben sporting his new shirt and the hat that I knit him several months ago. There are few things better than seeing the kids really enjoy something that I've made for them. Ben wears that hat daily, inside or out.

Syda's Totoro shirt. Ahh, Totoro! We shall be seeing a LOT of Syda's shirts with various Miyazaki stencils I think.


drp said...

They turned out awesome! Great job Leila and kiddos!!! Really like Ben's wolf!

MainelyMama said...

I have to give credit where it's due, Tim did all of Ben's shirt! Ben picked out the stencil though, pretty quickly.