Saturday, October 16, 2010

I love New Zealand T-shirt

I can't imagine living anywhere else but New Zealand....

Mind you I haven't travelled like many friends have,
 so that may be a little naive to say. 
( too busy having kids while everyone else was travelling ) 

I know we don't have much history like many amazing countries.
But we do have a lot of beauty packed into our small islands.

From sandy beaches to deep untouched forests, lakes and mountains.
Not to mention us friendly kiwis :)

So when I saw this tutorial at Living with punks,
I couldn't wait to try it out

What a great idea! thankyou to Living with Punks for showing this tutorial
And what a great way for any Kiwi or ex-pat to shown there love
of New Zealand.

Although when I found that I only had silver glitter fabric paint, I had to improvise. ( and too far from any shops to buy any )

So this is what I came up with ......

I have a few fabric markers, so once I had prepared my stencil (from freezer paper )  and ironed it on, I coloured the outline of the stencil and then lightly filled it in. ( it gave a shading effect )

Then following the manufacturers instructions, I sealed the colour with a hot iron.

Once it cooled down I proceeded to paint the fabric glitter on

When it was still wet I put the felt heart in place, making it easier once dry to stitch in place

I also took the freezer paper off carefully when it was still tacky.

Then once dry I just stitched the felt heart in place with a single strand of thread.

I am really happy with the way it turned out

Now it looks like the boys want some,
with there own designs of course.

Today I am linking up to

Tea Rose Home Link Party No 28


Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

oh that is SOOOO gorgeous!! I want one now!!
We are kiwis living in Oz... but always missing home.

Susan @ Living with Punks said...Best Blogger Tips

Love! I love the colors and the glitter especially...I am so happy you did it!...Thanks for letting me know. Have a great week :)

Hootnz said...Best Blogger Tips

thankyou for your great comments, I'm glad you both like it. Leonie - maybe you should make one? It's really easy and satisfying! there will definately be more to come :)

Angela Noelle of SK said...Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE the wisdom of your comments about NZ....because I have travelled...and I'm an immigrant. And for me, it's always sort of sad to hear many-a-kiwi articulate their longing to get "out" and see the world because they are sure there's so much more on offer elsewhere.

To have travelled less and still know what a goldmine you're sitting on...well, you're just plain smart.

Hootnz said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Angela you have officially made my week!

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