I had planned a rather traditional what-we-did-on-our-summer holiday/hints of autumn post. Whilst away we spotted native crayfish, met dear friends in a beautiful garden, came face to face with great crested newts, ate delicious food (I made buttery parmesan-laden polenta with mushrooms – it’s SO good) and spent time with family.
Sometimes though, an idea for a project seizes me. You know the feeling – it just presents itself, fully formed inside the noggin and resistance is futile. I had to carpe the crafty diem.
So, during a quick trip to buy Autumn tights for the little ones I pounced on some plain long-sleeved T shirts. I ferreted in the cupboard for my fabric pens, practised some doodles and went for it. After a brief spell under the iron I was done. The girls have happy-making new tops and I have that slight glow that comes from a quick, satisfying project.
Right, we’re off to pick more blackberries from our top secret squirrel location….
marigold jam says
Lucky girls – clever mummy!
Mrs. Micawber says
Cute, cute, cute! If you ever decide to take orders, I would like a bird-and-spray one in a grown-up size please. 🙂
What a unique t-shirt your daughter has! It looks lovely on her!!
Yes, me too please -a quince and leaf would do nicely.
Lovely to take on a simple project with quick gratification.
I'm sure the girls will show off mum's artistry.
You cannot live too far from my sister in the UK.
Lil Bit Brit
Too gorgeous indeed x I know how you feel when you just need to get that crafty thing done xox Penny
So sweet I love the one with the little birdie.
These are so precious!
Wonderful. You are such a great artist, lucky girls. Hope you have a good week.
I love these drawings emma, especially the birdy on the branch one, how lovely for your girls 🙂 good luck with the blackberry picking, I have been doing the same at the weekend, makes such lovely puddings 🙂 safxxx
What a unique top you daughter now has….. I am sure that this will be the first of many. Love your drawing x
Ooh, now I'm inspired Emma! How well do the fabric pens survive (endless) washing? Love the designs x
bet you won lots of mummy points for those.
(apparently I lost all mine this week for cooking peas twice…)
Alice Auperin says
Beautiful Emma, so much lovelier than Tshirts covered with brand names, superheros, etc. You draw so well
angharad handmade says
What a lovely project! I bet your girls are delighted. I only wish I could draw!
harmony and rosie says
What a cool tee shirt. We have used coloured fabric pens in the past and have had a range of Nintendo/fairy/rainbow creations but it looks much prettier as a simple one colour design.
Thanks for admiring my latest knit xx
Janine Marques says
Hello, i´m a follower of your blog, just love to see your post´s, the decoration is very vintage and soft, you are an artist 🙂 …
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Magia da Inês says
Passei para uma visita.
Estou encantada com a delicadeza do seu trabalho! Seu blog é encantador.
Beijinhos do Brasil.
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How charming – I cannot believe that smallest pebble was a babe in a sling when we first met. Where does it go?
Annie @ knitsofacto says
Too sweet. Both designs are gorgeous but I like the the cloud one best 🙂