Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We Recommend - Some Handmade and Giveaways

Every year our boys open a pair of matching summer PJs on Christmas Eve (at least they have for the last 2 years!). Usually I buy plain t-shirts and fancy them up and make the shorts for the bottom.

This year the t-shirts are from AS Colour. A lot of printing companies and small indie printers use their tees and hoodies to print on as well. We really like them because, unless it's arty/interesting The Atlas and I kind of resent being a walking billboard for a company.

I also really like the range of colours they have, frankly in our house white t-shirts don't stay that way for very long at all. I have 2 of their hoodies and The Atlas has at least 2 hoodies and several tees. They used to have a shop in Chch but now we buy online. If you'd prefer organic cotton they have those too. Be sure to check out their sale section too if you want some amazing bargains (seriously $2 nice coloured mens t-shirt anyone?)!

If you want to do something simple and sweet for a  'handmade' gift I recommend a cute plain, vibrant coloured tee or hoodie with a personalised design. You could use fabric paint or like me good old visoflix, some tracing and an iron. (I top stitch as well because these puppies will get a lot of washing machine and messy sleeping action).

These are their Christmas Eve jammies!

Also because AS Colour sent me some extra tees I have done 2 to give away.

Red balloons sailing - kids size 4

Light Pink Floral unicorn -  kids size 10

and because I did 2 fabric unicorns there is also a black and white butterfly unicorn which is all ready just to iron on to a garment, bag, other, of your pleasure.

To enter:
1. Pop over to AS Colour and tell me something you like (link opens in a separate window so you can find your way back!)
2. Link in a recommendation of your own
3. Tell me a Christmas tradition you have
4. Tell me which thing you would like to win.

Four chances :o) Separate comment for each please.

Winner drawn and announced next week. Thanks to AS Colour for the fab tees and hoodie.

Winners of pillowcases and edible pens were Naomi and Ash.

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Love you more than a bright t-shirt on a cloudy day xxx