For the second year in a row, we made tees for Valentine’s Day. This holiday, more than any other, inspires me to drag out the freeze paper and paints. It’s all the hearts and redness! Here’s a tutorial on freezer paper tutorial from way back when. If you’ve never tried it, give it a go! You’ll be hooked!
This year was extra special for me because Love Bug was very involved in the planning and executing of her t-shirt. First, we talked about what she wanted the shirt to look like then we sat down and I drew out a sketch per her instructions. After I cut the design out of freezer paper and ironed it down, she oversaw my color mixing and painted the hearts herself. I was grinning ear to ear watching her.
Her idea was that there was a heart for each person in our family. A Daddy heart, a Mommy heart, a Love Bug heart and a heart for Sweet J. Aw! So sweet.
It was hard to coax my littles outside for these pictures but they finally relented…after I promised three gummy worms a piece. They drive a hard bargain.
Then it was all smiles and happy faces after that.
She is growing so fast. My little curly-headed Valentine.
For Sweet J, I initially intended to do a car on his shirt. But then I looked up dog images and he came barreling over to see what I was doing and to yell ‘Dawd!’ at me 14 times. :) Dog it was. Found a cute dog image here and modified the nose to be more Valentine-y.
I love it. And he does too. His ‘Dawd!’ shirt.
His cheese face. Sweet J cooperated the best he ever has for these photos. Must have been the gummies.
It is so him. It’s perfect. My little bruiser Valentine.
I wanted to get a perfect shot of Bug kissing his cheek for the closing shot but they both demand payment right after this one. Maybe next time.
Love them so.