Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Getting My Craft On

I haven't felt terribly creative lately.  I've had a few ideas and I've spent hours on Pinterest marveling at other people's creativity, but I haven't actually felt compelled to make anything lately.

A few weeks ago, I had an idea for a t-shirt for my youngest (inspired by her current obsession), but I just didn't have the motivation to make it.

So, last night, creativity and inspiration combined to bite me on the butt and I got to work.

This was super simple.  I don't know what took me so long to get started.  It didn't take more than 20 minutes to make it.

Luna's glasses were my inspiration.  I toyed with the idea of adding her earrings or possibly a Ravenclaw tie and sketch a blouse collar, but decided to keep it simple.

Collar reads, "Luna Loony Lovegood, you're okay in my book." 

I created the design free-hand.  The pink of glasses are painted with paint markers.  The lenses are fabric paint.  The text was done quickly by hand using permanent marker.  I usually prefer transfers for fonts because I'm lousy at free-handing letters, but I have a huge font collection.  Today, though, I knew the t-shirt would get tossed aside unfinished (like far more of my projects than I care to admit), so I just grabbed Sharpies and did it myself. 

Around the bottom and the glasses, I used my very favorite Luna line, "You're just as sane as I am."  Around the collar, I used a line from Harry and the Potters' "Luna Lovegood is OK."  It reads, "Luna Loony Lovegood, you're okay in my book."  

She loves it.  Her big sisters have put in requests for versions in their sizes.  

It's not by far my best work, but, hey, at least I put my toes back into the creativity pool.  

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