Daddy portrait t-shirts

This little craft project didn’t go up before the event, so that sneaky eyes could not see.

I am not sure where the idea came from last year to do a t-shirt with pictures of daddy drawn by little hands. I think one day, Isabella and Toby sat at their drawing table and spontaneously drew a picture of their papa, and the idea sparked to turn it into a t-shirt for the up and coming father’s day. Well, this year I set them to task, drawing a new picture, a 2010 portrait of their daddy if you will. I then traced it onto a white t-shirt, did the outline with fabric pens and the rest with fabric paints before fixing it with an iron (make sure you have a sheet of paper on top of the picture and iron over that). Here is the result.

 2010
 2009

Now, I realise that we have a new family tradition evolving here…a t-shirt portrait for every father’s day…and that as a result Daddy may well guess what he will get in years to come. Yet, I can’t help but imagine what precious treasures those old faded t-shirts will become, though I do wonder if I will be able to cajole a sulky teenager to oblige us with a portrait?!Check back here on Father’s day 2020 and I will let you know!

As for Mr Daddy, I look at my Neil, his utter devotion and gentleness towards these two precious children of ours, and I smile. They are lucky, lucky children.

4 Responses to “Daddy portrait t-shirts”

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  1. Laci & Jules says:

    Love it!! Very cute. xx

  2. AG Ambroult says:

    what a great tradition! And it will be so fun to look back at the evolution of daddy!

  3. ella@lifeologia says:

    This is adorable. I would love to do this 😉

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    Caney Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the great work!

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