Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Night of the Babies

I'm trying to catch up with all the updates I missed while my life was happening.  To borrow the words of Kenna Wahlquist, this is what I would have blogged in December, had I been blogging.

To prepare for the family trip we took to California in December, I made all the cousins matching t-shirts.  If you have never stenciled a t-shirt using freezer paper, drop everything this very minute and try it out.  It may change your crafting life.  (This was the first tutorial I read.  Very helpful.)  A note:  I used my Cricut to cut the letters and circles, but it only takes a couple minutes to cut the same thing by hand.

I wanted to get a picture of all the Anderson grandbabies in a row, but we had a couple problems. Problem #1:  Annabel.  Problem #2:  Quinn.
He has the most mischievous eyes, right?

We had one good shot.  

The perfect lineup.
Ruthie there (in the "r") is exactly two months older than Maddie.  Isn't she darling?  Madeline decided that Ruth was her anchor, and she clutched her hand and arm as if her life depended on it.  

I don't think Ruth was a fan.  
"Hey, guys.  This little fuzzy thing won't let go of my arm.  Help!"

Best. Shot. Ever.  Maddie happy, Ruthie perplexed, Quindo oblivious.

Looks like we pushed it too far.
I think I want the initial shirt to be a tradition.  Let me know if any of you want the tips for how to crank out twelve shirts in less than an hour.  I'm a master.  ;)


Millie @ The Busy Butlers said...

Awesome! Freezer Paper Stencils - the way to go! And seriously, those Anderson genes are pretty dominant, aren't they? You can totally tell all those babies are part of the fam! Great picture!

Liz said...

I LOVE the t-shirts! I'm in charge of a family reunion later on this year. I might just have to steal this idea from you. Em, they are SO DANG CUTE!