FREE GIVEAWAY! to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month

FREE GIVEAWAY! to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month

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DIY Matching Vacation Shirts

before bleaching  after using bleach penafter using bleach penDIY Matching Vacation Shirts

So, we decided we wanted to start a new tradition and make the kids matching shirts for our annual vacations each year. Our first challenge was wondering how will we ever get all of these little ones to look at us and smile for a picture?! (never.going.to.happen) Well, we decided to do the design on the back of their shirts (also because some of the shirts we bought had a pocket on the front), so that solves that problem! Next up was actually making the shirts. We will write out the steps and attach pictures but be warned, we can never seem to get our pictures to attach in the correct order so they might show up at the top of this post.

First buy the shirts. We bought ours at Target and Walmart- a quick note about the shirt from Walmart is that it WOULD NOT bleach!!! No matter what we did (not washed, prewashed, loads of bleach) it just wouldn’t work. So we do not recommend buying your shirts at Walmart because of this.

Next pick your design (if you have a cricut or silhouette you can use one of their designs). Then cut your design out on freezer paper. Lay design on t-shirt and iron on (make sure you put the shiny side down).

Once freezer paper design is adhered to shirt begin filling it in with bleach. We opted to use the Clorox bleach pen (make sure it says “gel for whites” on it). Depending on the color of your shirt it may take up to 20 minutes for the bleach to work.

Once your design has bleached, remove freezer paper and wash shirt by hand under cold water. Wipe away any excess bleach with your fingers. (Don’t worry your bleach will not run and smudge, we promise) Then put the shirt in the wash machine, dry it and it’s done!!

It was so simple, and the design possibilities are endless!

 

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Knotty Sister photoshoot

We photographed some of our newborn hats on a model today. Here are the pics!

Newborn ‘modeling’ photoshoot

Newborn 'modeling' photoshoot

So a wonderful new mama let us ‘borrow’ her daughter to get some photos of her modeling our crochet items and headbands. She was 3 weeks old so it was tougher to get sleepy baby photos, but they did turn out pretty darn cute and we were able to get some new photos for our website : ) LOVE those squishy little newborns!

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4th of July Photoshoot- DIY backdrop

4th of July Photoshoot- DIY backdrop

So I bought some new photography props and things for the Knotty Sisters and wanted to try them out, luckily my son was in a good mood so I snuck in a mini photo shoot before the 4th of July.

You might have seen a backdrop similar to this (because they are all over pinterest!) I have seen them many times and thought they were something elaborate, but when I investigated a little further I realized they were really easy to make yourself. In fact, all this backdrop consists of is paper (yes, paper-from Hobby Lobby) and more paper to make the banner which I strung together with yarn. So simple! All I had to do was find a spot in our home with decent lighting (which wasn’t easy to do considering these never ending rainy days around here), tape it to the wall, tape the banner on and hope for a cooperative baby 🙂

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Super sweet newborn photo prop :)

Super sweet newborn photo prop :)

How cute is this strawberry hat and legwarmers?! Just added it to our shop. It would make the perfect photo prop for a summer newborn. Check it (and us) out on Facebook!

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