Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Paddy's Day Clothes

We take the pinching tradition very seriously around here on St. Patrick's Day, so I wanted to make sure my kids were safe with some green outfits. Yesterday it was my mission to come up with some cute green clothes for the babes. Not wanting to spend any money on this little project, I raided Jim's t-shirt drawer and made this St. Paddy's Day dress for Tralee out of some of his older (filled with holes) t-shirts (didn't use the holy parts for the dress mind you). I used this tutorial as my guideline, then cut out some shapes/words using freezer paper with my silhouette, used some fabric paint on various t-shirt strips, then sewed it all together. I think it turned out pretty cute. I made it a little big so she can (hopefully) wear it again next year.

As for Hunty, I cut out a four-leaf clover using some leftover t-shirt material, sewed it onto one of his t-shirts, and cut out some iron-on transfer letters using my silhouette. You can't tell in the picture, but his shirt says, "Lucky Charmer." Cute, and it gets the job done as far as wearing something green is concerned.
Now no one will pinch my kids today (but feel free to load on the kisses).
In other St. Patrick's Day news, we ate green eggs and ham for breakfast (it's tradition) and made a green smoothie (that turned purple) to go with it (still delish). Tralee and I might tackle Irish Soda Bread later on as well. I found a whole wheat recipe that sounds pretty scrumptious. Since Jim's not in town no need to do the big Irish dinner. Maybe when he comes home.
Also, Happy Anniversary of our first kiss to Jim, and Happy Anniversary to my brother Jimmy and his wife Amy as well. To everyone else. . .
Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig!


Aunt Debi said...

Your Paddy's day outfits turned out cute. I am continually amazed at what you can find on the internet! Mckenzie just looked up how to make barrel curls and we watched the whole process. Pretty cool!

Boom said...

Great job Leslie. Did you get the Soda Bread done. I'd like to have tried that.

Necha said...

I LOVE the clothes! I wish I knew how to sew! Tralee's dress is adorable!