June 16, 2011

angry birds...

ok so bayley is going to legoland with some friends for a summer outing. before picking up his friends for the sleepover i had to stop by micheal's for my weekly bargains and found t-shirts 2 for $5! well the wheels in my brain start turning, lets make.... ANGRY BIRDS!!!

after gathering everything together, i used scrap material and wonder under that i already had at home, we are ready to get angry...

i got the angry birds idea from my svg files i created the other day using my make the cut software (only the best software ever invented!! thanks a bunch andy!!)
after creating all the birds, i created the shirt with the intention of making it with my kids, but now we can have fun shirts for our outing and i can be the COOLEST mom ever!!! :)

so, i cut my scrap material to fit on my cricut mat and then cut my wonder under (steam to seam, whatever you chose to call it) the same size and iron it together to make a piece of "material paper" to run through the cricut.

i then placed my "material paper" material side down on the cricut mat and secured it with painters tape.

now let the cutting begin... (one "little" side note here, make sure that your design is set to mirror image since the material side is facing down. otherwise your image will come out reversed. trusted me, :) i had to redo the eyes!!)

now while i'm SLAVING away over a cutting cricut and a hot iron the boys are outside breaking in the new pool liner that was just installed earlier in the day. (the pool is literally being filled while they are swimming)

while they are outside, i put together the pieces using basic paper piecing. i figured the least amount of ironing that a 10 year boy is going to have to do the better!! now to put the faces on the shirts...

of course MY kids the ham!! :)

and then (insert the glowing lights and ahhhhh music here).....


we had so much fun! the boys were SOOOO excited, and the best part was that they were really excited and not just acting excited to make me feel good. our day trip was a blast, i fully recommend legoland it was well worth the day. our shirts just made the trip, i can't even begin to tell you how much people commented on our shirts not to mention the looks! it was awesome!