Fabulous Felt: Strawberries

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I had always found felt a rather boring craft medium… and then I became a Mum and the world of felt opened up before my very eyes. I have to eat my words as I say ‘FELT IS AWESOME!’ (Yep, this is what your life amounts to when you become a crafty Mum, you’re excited by the idea of FELT, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!)

Strawberries were my first food of choice for toddler M’s play food assortment and why stop at one when you can have a whole punnet (20 hours or crafting later…)!

I followed this picture tutorial as a rough guide, making my own little adjustments along the way. 

Fabulous Felt: Strawberries | https://bubblesbeforebathtime.wordpress.com/

Fabulous Felt: Strawberries | https://bubblesbeforebathtime.wordpress.com/

Fabulous Felt: Strawberries | https://bubblesbeforebathtime.wordpress.com/

I think toddler M likes them, he’s been throwing them around the lounge room all afternoon!

Toddler T.A.R.D.I.S. Tee

Free Download: DIY TARDIS T-Shirt printing template

Yep, Hubby is a little geeky, he’s a massive Doctor Who fan (“old school Doctor Who that is, not the new modern shite the BBC are currently labelling as Doctor Who” …. blah, blah, blah). Personally, I quite liked the new Doctor Who up to and including David Tennant, but I’m not too fussed on the direction they have gone with the new guy?

As a result of his long lived childhood obsession, I have a house full of Doctor Who wares! There are books (alot of books), DVD’s (alot of DVD’s) and VHS’s (Yes, we are the only house on the planet who still have Videos!).

Then there’s the Doctor Who pinball machine, a bunch of Doctor Who memorabilia etc, etc, etc.

So we’re up to our eyeballs in Doctor Who and it is only a matter of time until toddler M is recruited to the family fan club! I thought I’d hurry the process along and make him a Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS) shirt. Hubby was thrilled!!

(BTW: My family fan club membership wasn’t optional, over the past decade I have been subjected to almost the entire 50 years of Doctor Who footage!)

So here’s what you’ll need to print your own TARDIS shirt:

  • My FREE downloadable TARDIS template .pdf (see below)
  • Cutting knife
  • Steel ruler
  • Silk screen
  • Fabric printing paint
  • Squeegee
  • T-shirt

Free Download: DIY TARDIS T-Shirt printing template

I found this outline pic of the TARDIS, printed it out and started work on my monochrome paper template and just because I’m nice 😛 (and I know what huge Doctor Who fans you all are) below is my finished template ready for you print out and start cutting. All you need to do is cut out the black bits and you are good to go!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TARDIS T-SHIRT TEMPLATE PDF

Free Download: DIY TARDIS T-Shirt printing template

Next, grab your tee, lay down the cut out template and place the silk screen on top. Blob a dap of paint on the paper part above the cut outs and swipe you’re squeegee down until you have covered all the cut out bits. According to my paint instructions I had to bake my shirt for a couple of minutes to set the paint – so in the oven it went.

And there you have it! One Toddler Tardis Tee (and all finished before the time Hubby has stumbled out of bed)!

P.S. I can’t sleep-in anymore? What is with that?! Apparently I now only need 6 hours of sleep a night :(! (Ok, vent over.)

Free Download: DIY TARDIS T-Shirt printing template