Hello, dear readers and crafters, and let me be the first (probably) to wish you a very Happy Grammar Day!
Having a fairly relaxed dress code, I wanted to do something wearable to mark the big day this year. I saw a t-shirt eerily similar (ahem) to the one below on a website, and knew it was perfect. They had a little blurb asking customers to contact them regarding international shipping rates, so I sent a very polite message doing just that…and never heard back. (Still haven’t.) Either they’re extremely skittish about shipping to Canada (“But the dollar is so low! How will she afford it? How will she afford it?”), or they’re now completely defunct. In either case, when it became readily apparent I wasn’t going to be finding a parcel in my mailbox in time for March 4, I took matters into my own hands. I’m crafty like that.
Yes! Something to combine my love of The Simpsons (as it used to be, anyway) with my inherent grammar geekiness! The shirt is just a standard men’s crewneck from Old Navy, and I used Tulip soft fabric paint for the logo. I would love to learn how to screen print to get cleaner lines, but overall, I’m pretty happy with how this turned out.
Fun fact: although the purely fictitious National Grammar Rodeo from the episode “Bart on the Road” was to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto, the original artist apparently decided this needed more of a Calgary vibe.
And because I know you’re all dying to know: yes, Andy Williams was on
heavy constant rotation while I painted this. 🙂