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December 20, 2010

Printing on Clothes

You know when you have a great idea going round in your head and then spend forever trying to decide how to make it work? Well my little nephew was born nearly two weeks ago now and he had a very traumatic start to life. He's now home safe and sound with his Mummy and Daddy and as pround Auntie, I wanted to make him a few very special Christmas presents. Here are two of them, I think I'm safe as I'm sure my brother doesn't read my blog!

I've used the Emile Elephant image which is a newbie over at the DigiStamp Boutique. To get him on to the baby vests, I firstly opened the image up in Paint and carefully coloured him in then copied him to Powerpoint and added my nephew's name. Then copied the lot in to Word and flipped it so the font and image were both mirrored before printing on to T-shirt transfer paper and ironing on to the vests. I tell you, it's easier to colour with pens and inks than this way!! It took me ages to zoom in and slowly colour around the edges one pixel at a time. Here's a close up of one of the vests:

I'm really pleased with how they turned out as I have never tried this before. Now I need to make a matching card, gift bag or box and tag so check back soon to see how they turn out. I'll also be having a go at stamping on some baby clothes soon too - I'm in the experimenting mood!



  1. Gorgeous hun! I can imagine it took forever to colour them in on the computer but the end result is so worth it, they look amazing. I hope you have a great christmas and new year.

    Liza x

  2. wow, these are lovely!! so cute!! I'm sure your brother and family will appreciate the effort. Hope baby Evan is doing well now and you all have a lovely family Christmas

    Louise xx

  3. OMGosh Victoria! These are adorable... perfect for the little guy!

  4. Awww how cute is that. Mum and dad are going to love it.

  5. Wow Victoria, these are brilliant and so perfectly done...Evan will look so cute in these! Merry Christmas to you and family...hope you have a wonderful time :) Donna x

  6. These are fab and have given me some ideas.
    Many moons ago I made an 'Incredibles'(Drew the logo and everything) top for my son when he went to a fancy dress do. I think I've still got some of the special paper you need to transfer the images to clothes, I may have a go for our newly awaited grandchild!


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