Thursday, October 7, 2010

My version of the UNO shirt

When I first started getting into and reading blogs, one of the first things I bookmarked was Dana's UNO shirt that she made for her son's first birthday. I knew I wanted something like this for my cub when the time came. Well Wednesday was the day and I still hadn't started it so I got rushed but he got to wear it for a bit on his birthday. My version is a little different. I did mine in red and black to look like this picture I found...

I did the same basic freezer paper stenciling technique, but I had to do it in a couple layers (sorry no pictures, I was scrambling to get it done and dry in time). I started by stenciling the black then red and lastly the letters. When the letters were on I didn't like them and almost scrapped the whole thing. I gave it one last shot and hand painted around the letters to give it an outline and I liked it so much better.

Ignore the frosting smudges on this one...I forgot, of course, to get a close up before he had cake, but at least it wasn't chocolate.

Yeah, I was apparently a 'mean mommy' for not making him a chocolate cake to make a huge mess in our apartment with light carpeting. :-P I made him an apple/banana cake instead and he seemed to like it just fine. I found the recipe here and the frosting recipe here, if anyone else dares to be a 'mean mommy'.... ;-D

1 comment:

  1. Very sweet and creative idea! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 linky party.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...