We're taking Phoenix to the zoo today to spend some time together before Daddy hops on a plan to LA for 3 weeks. Daddy has tickets to the Kids Choice Awards so he has explicit instructions that if he runs into the one and only ORIGINAL Justin (Justin Bieber YOU wish!) he is to call me PRONTO!
But first I wanted to show you what I made yesterday.
Hopefully last month you stopped by MADE to score some great tutorials on all things BOY. This has become one of my favorite blogs!
Dana came up with this adorable Conan O'Brien tshirt and I wanted to make it for Phoenix. I had to explain to my Dad and siblings why it was Phoenix needed a Conan shirt.
The reason? Well although I am on Conan's side in this whole Jay/NBC/Conan debacle I honestly don't watch his show (or any late night) but I like putting Phoenix in relevant pop-culture stuff. It makes me think other parents are like "Cool his parents must ROCK!" (or be 22). I'm pretty lame huh?
So he needed a Conan shirt.
I followed the tutorial Dana had posted here and here.
After TWO hours of cutting the stencil out I was finally able to get this.
And after over night drying
this is what I ended up with.
I'm a little torn because
A. I'm wondering if Conan looks a bit like Hitler? That would NOT be cool to put my 19 1/2 mth old in a Hitler shirt
B. I'm wondering if the words are so messed up that you can't read it and it looks messy?
Not to mention the paint I smeared.
My 10 & 8 year old sisters say he should wear it and Shawn says its art and doesn't need to be perfect. But I think he's just saying that because he doesn't want me to beat myself up to much and stop crafting all together.
But I learned with my first project that crafting takes patience and PRACTICE.
What do you think? Should I use the shirt as a rag or let him wear it?