Let me tell you a little bit about my family. My parents divorced when I was 6 months old and both remarried a few years later. I am so thankful that God put these people in my life for a myriad of reasons but one is that as an only child, I then gained 3 brothers and a sister. They are all step-siblings but I don't really remember a time not knowing them.
So through this blended family there are many kids. My stepfather had 2 kids and between the two of them I have 3 nieces and 3 nephews. My stepmother also had 2 kids and between those 2, I have 2 nephews. Do you have all that straight?? It is a lot. I know.
So. I decided to make t-shirts for all the grandfather's for father's day with their GRANDFATHER name.
I am not a professional.
I am a messy girl with paint and tend to be impatient.
Do not look directly at imperfections and embrace the IDEA of it all.
I also think imperfections add to the homemade aspect and it is sorta sweet.
My Dad is Poppy.
My Father-in-law is Paw Paw.
My Step-Dad is Papou.
And then there is my husband. The sweetest Daddy to my two girls.
All I did was go to Michael's and purchase some plain t- shirts and fabric paint. Make sure you slide a piece of cardboard inside the shirt before painting. I forgot to do this on the first one. Woops!
Using stencils with several different fonts, I painted their names with fabric paint.
Also, for a little fun I put an EST. 2006 or whatever year the first grandchild was born of that specific grandfather. It's a funny touch and I hope they get it. Sometimes my humor hangs out in the dangerous realm of nerdy and no one gets me. I know YOU all do. It's why I love you so.
I had the girls put their hand print on the back of each shirt.
Cati signed her own name and I signed Ella's with the year.
I am sending these t-shirts along with more fabric paint to each grandparent so the other grandkids can put their hand prints on the back and sign their names.
I hope they all find it as special as I do. If it were me, I would wear it proudly with oodles of love in my heart. There is nothing like the the nostalgic gifts, right?
Hugs my dear friends!