Tuesday, March 30, 2010
"4" birthday shirt
I guess it's a tradition now, because I made her a "4" shirt too!
She's grown so much! (Which reminds me - her toenail fell off last week, and all is well with that...)
This year, she even helped with the fabrics. I picked out a dozen or so, and she chose her 3 favorites. Here's the template I started from, just whipped up in PowerPoint, using clip art for the butterfly. (If anyone would like the PPT file or a PDF version, let me know - I can even change the number for you...)
And here it is fused down...
And a close up of the stitching. I was so excited to see that my machine has a "O" buttonhole stitch - it was perfect for the tip of the antennae!
I have to admit, the non-symmetrical-ness of the 4 kinda bugs me. But by the time she's 8, butterflies might be uncool! My math geek friend Mandy reminded me that next year, I can use "V" (the roman numeral for 5), which is also Vada's initial. Fun!!