"VERMICIOUS KNIDS! That's what they are!"
..... So yeah, we've been reading books and I've been painting T-shirts with the kids again, and this morning both my gorgeous little vermicious knids trotted off to daycare in their brand new clothes.
I gave P a collection of Roald Dahl books for Christmas and we've read The Twits, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and now Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
The kids definitely found the nasty aliens in the lifts of the Space Hotel lobby pretty frightening but then they got really involved in the story and were delighted when everyone escaped those murderous beasties. In fact, A has requested a Vermicious* Knid teddy to sleep with. If only I could crochet, I think an egg shaped, greenish-brownish blob would be pretty easy really.
* and yes, a not quite three year old trying to say 'vermicious' is pretty cute!
I also figured that an egg shaped blob would be pretty easy to paint, so the kids painted their own Knids with the help of a freezer paper stencil outline. P's T-Shirt is a standard size 6 Field Trip raglan T
Here I did the lettering by using the Transfer Pencil that I used for P's Kenzo Tiger sweater and then hand painting over it.
And then I snuck this on the back! He thinks it's a bit dorky, which cracks me up, cause really the whole T-shirt is kinda dorky and I'm not sure that this is what tips it over the edge! Their mum is a book nerd who likes to sew and paint so he'll have to get used to it!
I used a T-Shirt Transfer on the back and was too lazy to cut out every letter so it looks pretty ordinary. I think the ultimate way to do lettering would be to use a stencil cutting machine to make a freezer paper stencil. Did you hear that Flipper? Birthday idea there darling....
A's dress is an alteration of the same Field Trip pattern. I used the size 3 and lengthened and widened it to make a basic A line dress. Sadly, my red Transfer Pencil wouldn't work on the pink fabric and I couldn't see it well enough to paint over it. But it made enough of a mark that I had to try and put the T-Shirt Transfer lettering over the top. Minor fail, but she had such fun painting her Knid she doesn't mind at all.
I finally ran out of the pink cotton/lycra knit (used here and here) so we found some nice stripes for the back. I can't recall where this stripey knit came from but it feels so very nice. I might find a use for the rest of it for me!
When they're not storming through the house destroying everything in their path the