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Tie Dyed 4th of July shirts

So my sons wanted to be creative and make something over the long holiday weekend so we decided to make 4th of July tie dyed shirts to wear.  We made extras for other family members and it was so much fun!!

We went to Hobby Lobby and started out with white shirts and a 3 pack of dye.  We mostly only used the red and blue so we could be patriotic with our shirts.

We made shirts a few years ago courtesy of JoAnn Fabrics if you’d like to see them, click HERE

We searched the Internet for different patterns and found a couple different cool ones.  We tried a few different patterns but one turned out the best.


Let’s get started!  We twisted and bunched the shirts up to how we wanted our designs to turn out.  Next we started to put the dye on them.  Make sure you wear gloves or your hands will turn colors!!


We let them sit in the sun to dry and then rinsed them out to rinse the color out and then washed it in the washing machine.


We decided that the color on Caden’s turned out the best!


It’s a super easy project to do with your kids and they will love to wear their new shirts proudly! 🇺🇸

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Snow Day!!!

Most of us here in Michigan had an extra long weekend, and no not because of the Super Bowl!  We had a big snow storm here last night and most of us are snowed in!!  The kids had a snow day and I had a work snow day! It’s such a great feeling to work for a great company that is so thoughtful for their employee’s and their safety!!

So anyways, with an extra day to be home and craft, I decided to finish up a few Etsy orders and get some new things out there for folks to purchase!  I just made this super cute Detroit Tiger’s Shirt that I think will be a hot seller since EVERYONE loves the Tigers! il_570xN.721481446_c0k1

I also designed some Valentine’s Day Cards for my son and decided that why not add them to Etsy to share if anyone else wanted to be able to use them!

Minecraft: https://www.etsy.com/listing/221056462/you-are-mine-minecraft-valentines-day?ref=shop_home_active_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/220892029/minecraft-you-are-a-blast-valentines-day?ref=related-0

Superman:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/220890731/lego-spiderman-valentines-day-printable?ref=related-1

Both of my son’s are still playing lots of hockey, either out in our front yard, or at the rink.  Caden got to practice with the Michigan State Spartans hockey team on his birthday and that was exciting for him!  Brody gets to do it in a couple of weeks.  But Brody also got to participate in a shoot-out between periods at the MSU vs OSU hockey game on January 24th and it was such a great experience! We were so proud of him and of course, he SCORED!!!

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Brody during the MSU vs OSU game- Team Titan Shoot-out

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Caden at his game

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

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Disney’s FROZEN Shirt

As you know, Disney’s Frozen is one of the most talked about movies right now.  All little girls want to watch it, sing it, talk like it, and dress like it!! Well I had a request to make the cutest shirt ever!  It’s of both Anna and Elsa together.

Frozen SistersThe mom and daughter that requested it are going to Disney World for spring break this year.  The little girl LOVES this shirt and said it was her favorite shirt ever!!  It did turn out super cute!

I also made a shirt for little sister, Minnie Mouse of course!

Minnie Mouse

Take a look at my Facebook page if your curious on other designs that I can make.  And as always, there is my Etsy store too.

See something you might be interested in? Email me!

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JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores "Cape Discovery" Summer Crafting Challenge

I was asked by JoAnn Fabrics if I’d like to participate in a summer crafting project with my kids and add it to by blog.  My response “YES!”, I frequent JoAnn Fabrics at least once a week lately so with my kids home and in tow all the time, it was easy to get them to pick out something to do crafty!  Although a lot of the crafts are more on the girly side and I have 2 boys, we managed to find something to do!  Tie Dye Shirts! 🙂 If you’d like to sign up for a 20% off coupon, go to the link to do so!  www.joann.com/discover-­‐connect 

 So we started the project with 2 shirts and the package of tie-dye.

 The package had 5 colors of dye (Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow) and 10 pairs of gloves and instruction guide.
 We looked up patterns in the booklet and we tried to do one of them.  I’m not so sure how well it looks like the pattern, but hey, it worked!
 Ready, Set, TIE-DYE!

 We didn’t read the directions as good as we should of because the shirts were supposed to be wet to start, so we had trouble getting the color to stick but it worked out in the end! Lesson learned for next time!

 You have to let the shirts sit til they dry, so we left them outside on the table to soak up the sun!
Time to see what they look like!
Caden wasn’t very happy with his, he wanted his to look like Brody’s and it had too much white he said.  I told him, it’s really hard to make 2 shirts look exactly the same, so we can try another time.  🙂
After they were dry, we washed them in the machine and they tried them on, they loved them!!  I think we are going to do more shirts this year at family camping!! Along with a few other patterns with our cousins 🙂


To view more projects to do with your kids this summer, visit the Summer of Fun Catalog at JoAnn’s website!  http://joann.shoplocal.com/Joann/BrowseByPage?StoreID=2412048&PromotionCode=JoAnnStores-130331CC&PromotionViewMode=2

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Project 365, Day 19

Hockey starts today!!  Brody and Chris were excited that hockey is back on TV!!  Watched the game and had a few friends over.  It was fun!  I also cut out another design on my machine to try out!  I had a few extra blank shirts in Caden’s size so I could know he was at least going to wear it!

Love it!! I can’t wait to do more things with this machine! I can do vinyl for the wall now, so making quotes and names, also wanting to order some blank cups and other things to personalize too!!  Perfect for camping and having a cup with your name on it, so you don’t have to waste cups and forget what one is yours!!   Using this one as an example: 

NOT MY IMAGE

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Project 365, Day 17

I was super busy sewing today, it’s amazing how productive you can be when you sit down to actually get stuff done!!  I can get so many more orders done now that I’m not working right now!!  Look at this little cute shirts I made!

Love it! I was also super proud of this because it was the first time I’d played around in my editing software to get the name to go that way!!  Then I turned around and finished this shirt too!!

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