it’s stencil time

as opposed to hammer time. Heh. Anyone remember that? “Can’t touch this.” Ha ha ha. Anyway, I went over to Melissa‘s yesterday for some freezer paper stencil fun. I also coerced her into making me lunch and feeding me Hood strawberries with ice cream. I also used her ink and other stenciling supplies. Yeah, I’m an excellent guest.
Anyway, I am quite pleased with my first shirt, even though the lettering is kind of doofy:

I ripped off the design from one of my Japanese “I Love T-shirt” books. Something about it cracks me up. It also illustrates why I don’t go swimming around in the ocean.
The second shirt is quite indisputably a hands-down failure. It screams, “Made by someone with absolutely no artistic ability whatsoever.” It also confirms that I should continue stealing other people’s ideas rather than going for something original. I’m going to show it to you anyway.
flat white shirt front.JPGflat white shirt back.JPG
The “flat white” part will most likely only make sense to Australians and coffee drinkers who have traveled to parts Down Under. It was my beverage of choice during our recent trip there. Why don’t they have flat whites here, I ask? But back to the shirt. So cheesy, but at least I used an old shirt that I normally wear underneath sweaters and also, yes, fleeces, so the evidence of my craftin’-gone-bad will remain hidden (unless I get really, really hot).

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12 Responses to it’s stencil time

  1. kate says:

    LOVE the flat white t-shirt!! It’s awesome!

  2. melissa f. says:

    so paul pretty much thinks these are the funniest ever. he wants the first one. and i said “but nobody gets the flat white thing”. and he said “yeah. that’s why it’s so funny.”

  3. clare eats says:

    Love them both 🙂
    Flat whites ROCK!
    I’ll have a double skim thanks 😉
    They are 1 part coffee to 2 parts milk with microfoam not froth!

  4. Meg says:

    Truly, is flat white a cultural thing? Who knew? I thought it was just coffee (way down under, in NZ, we have them too. Don’t like Australians to think they’re special or anything.) The jaws shirt is funeeee.

  5. carolyn says:

    you are too funny. but you should have said oh my buddha to really make people scratch their heads. or maybe TOE-SHIBA. hello moto.

  6. Jennifer says:

    I stumbled across your site one day and have been stalking it ever since . . . I hope that’s not freaky! Anyway, I think you are a really awesome blogger and I love to read your stuff. You’ve inspired me to be crafty in many ways. 😀 I just wanted you to know that your “Flat White” t-shirt is not shabby and that you should give yourself more credit when it comes to creativity.
    PS: Thanks for introducing me to other awesome bloggers, too. I really want to start my own “crafty blog” now and I am looking for a place to do it!

  7. Gina says:

    You crack me up.

  8. Lydia says:

    Okay, so let me get this straight, you think you fall into the category of “no artistic ability”? Yikes, you are incredibly artistic and a wonderful source of inspiration for the rest of us out there! The following your blog has amassed speaks for itself. The best part is that you’re not affraid to just try different media.
    On the flat white side, if I understand what it is correctly, that’s what I make on my home espresso machine everyday, but I like the name better. Although it could also describe my out-of-shape and un-tanned biceps…. 😉

  9. jess says:

    oh, I love the shirts! and mmm flat white. 🙂

  10. Rachele says:

    Flat whites! Natsukashii, ne. The most baffling thing about a month in New Zealand a couple of years ago was the coffee lingo. After much experimenting, I realized that Flat Whites were my type of coffee.
    Great shirts!

  11. patti says:

    I love that swim shirt- I don’t like to swim in the ocean either!! BUT I did take the plunge and order the machiko kayaki book!!!! Yeay!!

  12. Tammy says:

    what’s a flat white?

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