I really wanted something fun and adorable (but not too little girly) for Jazz to wear on Valentine's Day. While I am not huge on celebrating it with the typical check marks (dinner plans, roses, cards, chocolate, etc), I enjoy letting my children know I love them and appreciate them. (I let Mr. Neoclassic know all this, too, because I cook dinner that night and give him a night off!)
I was browsing some of my favorite sewing idea blogs last week and saw Dana's cute t-shirt refashion. It was adorable and doable within the week. I finally finished - tonight. Nothing like last minute crafting/ sewing. I used an outgrown sea foam green tee-shirt from one of the boys and the only size of heart doily in this city, apparently. I am really inexperienced at sewing knits, but I sucked it up and did it anyway. It worked - yeah me! I'm not even letting my type-A self worry about the wonky cut sides. That's a big step for me. Did I mention the Engineer part???
I had plans to make one for Irish Jig, as well, and painted a heart for her. Then I realized the heart would practically wrap around her bodice from armpit to armpit. Not really the look I was going for, so she'll have to settle for extra hugs and a hand-me-down shirt from last year's celebration. She'll probably want to wear her Mardi Gras tee shirt again, anyway :)
Since I know better than to make the above tee shirts for the boys, they'll have to settle with opening their lunch boxes and finding a container of red, pink, and white M&M's - with a LOVE note from their Mama! Just what every boy needs at the lunch table.
Enjoy a celebration with your own loved ones!