My best friend Trisha’s son turned four this week. Gosh how the time flies! Seems like only yesterday that my former college roommate was calling me up on the phone to tell me she was pregnant!
My little buddy Isaac is really into rainbows and cars. When Trisha and I were talking one day about his rainbow obsession, and about how he needed new clothes, my mind began to wander to the fact that there probably aren’t any clothes out there made for little boys with rainbows on them. (I could go on a long-winded rant right now about gender stereotyping and marketing for children, but that is not what this post is about. I will save it for another day.) So a thought popped in my head and I set out to make him a rad t-shirt that combined his two passions.
I ended up changing my mind about using the stamp for the rainbow part of the design. Test runs (on some of my son’s bibs) were not turning out right printing by hand, so I used fabric crayons for the rainbow instead. I drew it on, with a piece of stiff cardboard inserted between the layers of fabric. Then, I carefully set the rainbow with an iron.