Saturday, December 18, 2010

getting ready for christmas





we are having fun getting ready for christmas. the silver tree is very small and actually has some decorations on it now {including a row of white flowers around the bottom, thanks to mr 6yr old}.
the present i'm most excited about is this t-shirt for hubby ~ a screenprint of one of mr 6's drawings! i hadn't screen printed anything since high school, but i have a couple of books on the topic and a little help from an art teacher {over the phone!} . . . it turned out ok! i had to paint in some of the lines afterwards as the paper i used in between the layers of the shirt were a bit jumbled rather than padded and flat {always in a hurry here}. no matter!
it was so lovely to trace/paint the drawing that i watched my son make ~ i really wanted to keep all his lines as they were. {to see the drawing and print properly, click on the image to go to flickr}.

are you organised for christmas yet??

20 comments:

june at noon said...

That shirt is such a great idea! My daughter is just getting to the point where I could use some of her drawings like that. Hmmm....

helicopter6 said...

Good stuff. The silver Xmas tree reminds me of our family's very first tree. It got a bit rusty in the end!! Love the tshirt, it will be a super special gift - I'm absolutely hanging out to do some screen printing - but there's not a whole lot of room for such things in our modest apartment. Great colour choice btw! Am I organised for Chrissy?... not particularly!!

Erika Lee Sears said...

I love the t-shirt! Your son is so talented. :)

ArtMind said...

I love kids drawings & it think it's a rad present to get and to wear!
Happy holiday's, belinda! :)

June rhymes with moon said...

OOH. Love the silver tree!! I want it :) The screen print idea is a perfect gift - genius. He's going to love it.

barbarabeesblog said...

The drawing of your son is really phantastic and this shirt is great. I would love to do screen printing. I happy about any instruction how to do it homemade! Wish you all a nice sunday.

helicopter6 said...

OK... we need funding for an international screen printing workshop!!!

Kylie said...

I love mr 6's design so much, Belinda - just LOVE it! What a perfect present. So gorgeous :) Kx

p.s. very curious about the method you used - did you burn a screen?

inaluxe said...

love the silver tree! and the t-shirt is fabulous! We haven't sorted a tree this year, I think we're going to miss out at this rate! ha ha ha.... christmas is sneaking up on us here. :)

Kristen Donegan said...

I love that 6-7 year old boy obsession with star wars exists all around the world...and what a special way to use your sons drawings! It came out perfect

gretchenmist said...

thanku!

a screenprinting workshop would be excellent! we should all go.

kylie ~ i used the drawing fluid and screen filler method. i didn't spread the screen filler very well, and had to spread it more than once, making the drawing fluid hard to wash out! bit of mucking around and reapplying screen filler after scrubbing . . .

lots to learn!

Meeling said...

The T-shirt is great!
What a fantastic present!!

annamaria said...

What fun!! Lovely stuff-what an awesome gift!
Happy Holidays dear Belinda!!XXX

Frannie said...

Fun post.
I think I am ready for the holiday.
I think!?

Have a wonderful holiday!
Frannie

Amy Prior said...

Hello Gretchen just dropping by to wish you a happy Christmas and all the best for a happy New Year 2011 x Amy

barbarabeesblog said...

Dear Belinda, I wish you and your family a wonderful christmas! xx Barbara

Leililaloo said...

Have a fantasticaly 'gezellig'(means something like 'cozy' in dutch) Christmas(or what's left of it) and a very happy 2011 :))

Kate said...

That t'shirt is the best prezzie ever!
Your son must have so proud and your hubby must have been thrilled. Yay!
I hope the week before the new year is a wonderful one for you and your family. X

zoetropa said...

That is such a great idea for a present. You are so clever! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. :) xo Pam

swinkie said...

love the blue wash...and what a wonderful tree.

I must come back to peruse your blog in the New Year... all the best for fabulous year ahead....

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