Sunday, March 13, 2011

St. Paddy's Shirts

My Goose is going to turn four on St. Patrick's Day. (Where *does* time go??) When she was a teeny tiny baby goose, I saw a onesie at Old Navy that said "Little O'Cutie" and I REALLY wanted one, but we really didn't need it. I regretted that decision for a long time! This year, I realized there was no need to pine over it any longer - I can make the darn shirt. And I was inspired to make one for me, too. :>)

Goose's says "Little O'Cutie" and the dot over the i is a four leaf clover like mine, you just can't see it on the green. Mine, of course, says "Mama O'Cutie" and I'm still giggling over that. My sister-in-law snapped this pic for us yesterday, and since then I wonder-under-ed on a few shamrocks and outlined Goose's i dot shamrock with a sharpie. Except I should have followed what the shape should have been, not what it was. Oops.

Both shirts were thrifted, and I used Dana at MADE's freezer paper stencil tutorial. It was a bit tedious cutting the stencil out, but after seeing the results, it was TOTALLY worth it! Not counting the dry-time wait (I did two coats of paint), this project probably only took a couple of hours.

I gotta say, we WILL be wearing these often than just March 17! I can't close this post without sharing my favorite joke this time of year:

What's Irish and sits outside?

Give up? Paddy O'Furniture! (get it? patio furniture? hee hee!)

I'm linking up at Made By You Monday.


Angela said...

So cute!!

I love the joke, too. :)

Heather said...

These are sooooo cute! I'm glad you made one for yourself too as I think that is really adorable. And so clever!

Happy Birthday Goose! I hope 4 is a great year for you :)


phasejumper said...

Loving the sayings! Visiting from Made by You Monday.

Kim said...

You did a great job! Love the shirts and will bookmark that tutorial for possible future use.

Kim said...

And Happy 4th Birthday to Goose!!!

Anonymous said...

those are adorable!!!!

Ray said...

I haven't checked in on your blog in many weeks and missed Goose's B-day last month. If you remember, my youngest grandson was born the 18th and just turned 4 years old, too. He's starting to do 6th grade math, playing the violin and writing simple poetry. How's Goose doing?

Yankees and Twins start a series tonight. Go Yanks!

Ray said...

Oh yes, flower bulbs. If they are spring flowers that will be blooming soon, they should be moved in the fall, after the first frost. If you are talking about summer and fall bloomers, you could move them soon, but don't wait too long.

I started working on spring cleanup at church this past Saturday. We have plans to add a lot more color this year.

Oh, and a couple years ago I put bagged store-bought manure around my rose bushes - I wore rubber gloves. Don't tell anyone.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Sooooo cute, Lenetta!!! And Happy Birthday to Goose!!!!

Hope all is well with you, my friend. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!! xoxo