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.
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.