Tuesday, 28 February 2012

T-Shirts for Little People


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I've been busy sewing T-shirts for small people. These ones here were all for birthday presents. The owl design is mine and the two white t-shirts are for my nieces (one of whom is two today - Happy Birthday Eleanor!) The car and dog designs are from Cath Kidston's Make book and the dog t shirt is for a lovely little boy we know who celebrated his second birthday on Valentine's Day.


When I photographed them about a month ago it was so VERY cold and grey and about to snow. I wore my ski jacket and hat to go out into the back garden to peg them on the washing line. (I felt like a bit of an idiot if I'm honest and hoped very much that the neighbours weren't looking). The light wasn't great but I had to do it then, as they needed to be wrapped and despatched to their recipients. 

These were inexpensive gifts, but ones that were made carefully with thought and love. I have a lot of little projects like this on the go at the moment which is fortunate because I do get awfully restless without a bit of crafting to keep me out of mischief, and start plotting house moves and new babies and generally worrying John. It's better for all concerned if I am busy. But that darn Kiss tapestry wont sew itself.

12 comments:

Essie @ Pingere Antiques said...

Hi Gillian,
They are so gorgeous - do you sell them?
Essie x

Annie said...

Wow, so cute ... I think I like the owl and the little car best. What lucky childerbeasts the recipients will be :D

Hazel said...

Oh wow! That owl design I would wear myself! Such a cute idea for gifts and so personal too!

Anna said...

Gillian, thank you so much for Eleanor's owl t-shirt. It is such a lovely design and the t-shirt is really soft too. I recognise the car design that you made for Jennifer last year. She lived in that t-shirt during the summer and I hope it will still fit her this year.

Oh Abigail said...

My small one loves the owl on her t-shirt! It washes really well too :)
You are so clever to design it yourself. They all look so professional. You should pics on your facebook so I can show people who I know would buy them.

Gillian said...

Thanks Essie. I do sell them at craft fairs and school fairs locally but that's it. They're labour intensive so it's more of an enjoyable hobby than anything else. Gillian x

Gillian said...

Thanks Annie. And thank you for introducing the word "childerbeasts" to my vocabulary, it sums them up!

Gillian said...

Hi Hazel, thanks, I have thought about doing some adult ones for myself but never found the time!

Gillian said...

You're so welcome, I hope she likes it. xxx

Gillian said...

Thanks for the lovely feedback! :-) Bella and Angus's t-shirts have been through the washer and drier about a million times so I road tested them well! xx

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

These are fab, Gillian. I love the owl especially. What a lovely design!

cassie said...

very mini boden! love the owl!