2.14.2012

Dino Gift Set {or rawr}


A friend's adorable little boy just turned one. He {with personal return address labels and all} invited my little miss to his first birthday party. It was such a wonderful little gathering of friends. I was thrilled to be apart of it!

Well all this excitement has translated into racking my brain to come up with a really great present for the little man that doesn't break my bank. Enter Pinterest. This cute little dino caught my Pintrest surfing eye. I was hooked. I got caught up with the dino theme and decided to make a cute little shirt to round out the present.

Lucky me, I got a Silhouette for Christmas. I've been giddy playing with it. After slicing a couple of holes in the cutting mat {and screaming at my cat who decided to beat the living daylights out of the cutting arm while it was moving}, I hope I'm starting to get the hang of it. I used my shinny new toy and the fabric ink starter kit to make the shirt.

I downloaded a cute little set of dinos from the Silhouette store. After picking my favorite {I think its because of the triceratops in The Land Before Time. Sarah, right?}, I designed a shirt around it. Etsy helped inspire me.

I used freezer paper as my stencil. I remember long before I thought I was going to need this info someone mentioning that the velum setting on the Silhouette was great for cutting freezer paper. Well, they were right!


 

{If you need information on how to use freezer paper as a stencil, check out this great post by Ashely at Make it and Love it.}


In order to have the two pieces of the gift be all matchy cute, I used the dino from the shirt as a template for the stuffed dino. I'm not the greatest with sewing curves, so they don't look as much alike as I was hoping more. But, I do love the cuddly little guy.


I also helped with favors for the party. Stay tuned for some fun favor ideas!

Come party with me!


6 comments:

  1. Oh, goodness, that's aDORable! My son is 3 and he's CRAZY about dinosaurs...he'd flip for a shirt like that. Would you consider sharing it here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-15-and-some-fabulous.html

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    1. Thanks so much. I'd love to see it if you make it for your little man!

      I'll drop by!

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  2. Love the shirt and I'm sure he will look adorable in it!
    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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  3. So cute! What a great silhouette project! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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    1. It was one of my first projects on the Silhouette. I'm excited with how it turned out!

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