Tuesday, March 16, 2010

hey, four eyes!


i am all about the quick projects lately. with our move coming up soon it feels as though all i've been doing is box packing. this can be satisfying, in a box packing kind of way - but it does pose it's challenges. like when, for example, you're in the middle of a few projects and you realize that you've packed your sewing gear in a late night packing frenzy and now that box lies at the back of a room full of boxes.

but the tuxedo t-shirt project from last week left me with a package of iron-on transfers and few ideas, so i satisfied the project fix by making cole another custom tee. specs!



he does love the novelty glasses after all, and i can't resist a good pair of nerd-chic horn-rims. the graphic was designed in illustrator, based on a photo of a pair of vintage rayban wayfarers. i had wanted to put an abbreviated snellan eye chart on the back but figured that amount of lettering would be better done with screen printing. mental note: unpack and try out screen printing kit that santa brought asap!


if you'd like to make your own personal-use specs t-shirt please feel free to use this pdf template. just save, print & iron using the instructions for your particular paper. the graphic is already reversed and printed at 100% on letter-sized paper it would be suitable for a grown-up shirt; i printed it to 70% for cole's 2t size. enjoy, four eyes. ;-)

7 comments:

Katie said...

So great. Nice clean illustration too :). Have you washed the shirts you've used the iron ons yet? I'd love to know how you think they'll hold up after time. That little boy of yours is so cute and I love those wall decals!

miranda said...

thanks katie! i've washed the tuxedo shirt and turned it inside-out (which the package instructions suggested). so far so good! just don't iron them, i gather... if they became a little distressed after a while it might be a good bit of grainy texture, i think...

and i sure do love my model - he's very cooperative! his wall decals are from blik from a few years ago. sadly i'm having to peel them off the walls now for the move! :-(

Bonnie said...

love the new shirt idea miranda and your model is spectacular!!!

Milkybeer said...

Fantabulous! Can you design one with ladies glasses - something like: http://www.eyeglassboy.com/Womens_Vintage_Eyeglasses_Black_Cats_Star-Girl.html then we can put the kids in their matching shirts and take goofy photos!

miranda said...

oh my god kim - i can totally do that and will - that photo will be so awesome!

cabin + cub said...

oh that is so cute! and what a great idea with the iron-ons. i love the little tuxedo one you did!

ps. i see you are doing Got Craft! hooray! i will be there too. i will have to swing by your booth... i want to start getting some things for out little Bun.
:)

Kim Baise said...

Awwww adorable! Clark Kent?
Love this.

 

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