Tally - ho!
November 14, 2008
Every year, I make each of the girls a t-shirt for their birthday. Here's what I made for Kate:
I wish I could take credit for the idea, but that was all Kate. Kids really have the best ideas! Sometimes they aren't really practical, but they are always creative. About a month ago, we were driving in the car and she said she wanted tally marks on her birthday shirt. Perfect! Of course, it was 6:30 on the morning of her birthday when I finally got around to making it. Some things never change. I do know what I am going to do for Jane's shirt (also her idea). I have two and a half weeks to do that one. Let's see if I can avoid procrastination. Probably not. (Just me trying to be realistic).
I am so thrilled that it is Friday! I don't have anything big planned for the weekend. I might paint our bathroom. It looks like such an easy project, but it might be one of those that takes more time than I think. I have some school auction projects to get started. And then there is the studio - messy again. I know that is a big project. There will be some de-stashing, so stay tuned. I also have some yarn I don't want and plan to offer that up for sale here. Everything will be first come, first served.
Have a great weekend!
creative! like mother, like daughter! very sweet. happy weekend to you!
Posted by: TD wool design | November 14, 2008 at 07:42 AM
That could not be cuter...I LOVE IT! And the tie dye looks perfect underneath!
Posted by: Marcia | November 14, 2008 at 07:46 AM
That is super cute, what a great shirt.
Posted by: yvonne | November 14, 2008 at 08:14 AM
I am SO copying that! Love it!
Posted by: whitney | November 14, 2008 at 08:23 AM
I love it! What a great idea with using tally marks.
Posted by: Lisa | November 14, 2008 at 08:36 AM
cute! i am totally stealing this idea.
Posted by: brandie | November 14, 2008 at 08:40 AM
Adorable shirt! Have fun with whatever projects pop up next! Oh, I made a Rose Hill hat this week as a gift, and I'm going to have to get another one on the needles for me soon!
Posted by: Meg Evans | November 14, 2008 at 08:51 AM
Such a great idea! Have a great weekend full of not much. Although your not much sounds like quite a lot!
Posted by: Sarah Jackson | November 14, 2008 at 08:52 AM
a great weekend to you...xo.
Posted by: emily | November 14, 2008 at 08:57 AM
such a cute shirt, erin. great thinking, kate.
i love the title of your post. in college we used to eat tally-ho burgers!
Posted by: leslie | November 14, 2008 at 08:57 AM
The shirt is so cute! Such a great idea, Kate !Happy Belated Birthday to you!
Posted by: denitza | November 14, 2008 at 09:03 AM
I love the idea of making/decorating a tee for birthdays. The tally mark idea is great. Kids really do come up with the best ideas don't they?
Posted by: martha | November 14, 2008 at 09:13 AM
that is such a cool idea. way to go, kate! i love that my kids LOVE their 'birthday' shirts. makes a mama proud.
Posted by: kirsten | November 14, 2008 at 09:13 AM
I love that! Too cute!
Posted by: Linds | November 14, 2008 at 09:15 AM
Happy Birthday to your clever girl.
p.s. will you ask her if I can use her idea? :)
Posted by: stephanie | November 14, 2008 at 09:18 AM
I love this idea! Kids have the best ideas!
Posted by: Mary | November 14, 2008 at 09:19 AM
How clever! I may have to copy this as my daughter has fallen in love with counting tally marks at school!
Posted by: Heather B | November 14, 2008 at 09:20 AM
awesome shirt! very very good idea kate!
Posted by: julia | November 14, 2008 at 09:25 AM
that is SUCH a great idea! and what a great shot too. happy weekend!
Posted by: heather | November 14, 2008 at 09:26 AM
What a wonderful idea, and your execution is perfect.
Posted by: Leslie | November 14, 2008 at 09:52 AM
I always love your birthday shirts, but this one is my new favorite! Love the tallies, and LOVE the fabric choices. I'd say it's pretty well, near perfection!
Posted by: Angela | November 14, 2008 at 09:58 AM
What a great idea Kate. Yes, kids can come up with the best.
Posted by: Teresa | November 14, 2008 at 10:04 AM
That is a really cute idea for a shirt. Seven... wow.
Posted by: Mama Urchin | November 14, 2008 at 10:08 AM
That shirt is just adorable!
Posted by: Valerina | November 14, 2008 at 10:14 AM
What a great idea!
Posted by: Jennie | November 14, 2008 at 10:18 AM
That is a awesome idea....high five!
Posted by: Stacey | November 14, 2008 at 10:24 AM
The shirt it totally cool, and how proud is she that she can say she's a designer now! And at 7 yrs old! But really I want to add that I'll checking back twice as often for the destashing action! I've told you I love yours so hopefully some will become mine.
Posted by: jess | November 14, 2008 at 10:26 AM
Such a cute shirt - so clever! And I love the color scheme.
Posted by: lisa | November 14, 2008 at 10:40 AM
What a great idea for her shirt! Very, very cute. :)
Posted by: Grace | November 14, 2008 at 11:14 AM
how adorable! i'm totally stealing kate's idea and making a red one and a pink one for my girls when they turn 7 in february. and that worksheet looks suspiciously familiar!
Posted by: mommymae | November 14, 2008 at 11:18 AM
That is such a cute idea! I make my girls a shirt on their bday too! But they haven't thought of tally marks. Very darling! Have a great weekend!
Posted by: Mej | November 14, 2008 at 11:18 AM
ooh, I'll bet it's a pile of awesome fabrics when you destash. :) Got any fun yellow?
My to-do list is LONG this weekend. Really long. Like, overwhelmingly long. I have alot to get done before next Wednesday, and even more before 12/3. I hope your weekend is productive!
Posted by: Tracy | November 14, 2008 at 11:39 AM
What a great idea! Your daughter obviously takes after your creative side. Her shirt looks wonderful!
Posted by: Bunny | November 14, 2008 at 12:33 PM
Wow. I wonder what it's like to be some creative and brilliant at such a young age... Your execution of the idea is fantastic.
Posted by: Me? A Mom? | November 14, 2008 at 01:08 PM
I love the tally t-shirt! What a great idea from Kate!
Posted by: julie | November 14, 2008 at 02:16 PM
Great idea! That might have to become a tradition in our house too.
Posted by: Nell | November 14, 2008 at 03:10 PM
I love the shirts you make for your girl's birthdays. Such a great idea and I'm sure they will love looking back at them when they have children. Can't wait to see the fabric and yarn you don't want! Enjoy your weekend!
Posted by: Katie Dykema | November 14, 2008 at 03:23 PM
Great shirt idea and great work on making it happen! Hope she had a great birthday. All of my memories seem to start at age 7 - for some reason I don't remember much before that age. Have a great weekend.
Posted by: Sam | November 14, 2008 at 05:04 PM
What an excellent idea Kate!I might try that on a shirt too.Great for unstashing some of a large stash too..
Posted by: andrea | November 14, 2008 at 07:19 PM
i already said it on flickr but this is so so cute.
have a great weekend!
Posted by: meg | November 14, 2008 at 08:18 PM
Posted by: Liz | November 14, 2008 at 10:47 PM
I Love this idea...she's brilliant...a great gift idea, too!
Posted by: Liza B. Gonzalez | November 14, 2008 at 10:51 PM
Tally Marks! Ok, I can see the next generation of creative craft bloggers right there in that T-shirt.
Posted by: Gina | November 14, 2008 at 11:32 PM
That is a really cute shirt!
Posted by: Wendy | November 15, 2008 at 07:09 AM
very clever daughter you have there...very!
Posted by: theresa/t does wool | November 15, 2008 at 12:10 PM
fantastic idea! my son is also the chief designer here
Posted by: celine | November 15, 2008 at 12:26 PM
I love the t-shirt!
p.s. are you planning on destashing any scraps?
Posted by: amandajean | November 15, 2008 at 03:03 PM
love this! and happy day to kate!
Posted by: traci | November 15, 2008 at 07:18 PM
What a nice idea! I love it.
Posted by: mariarrosa | November 16, 2008 at 03:29 PM
I wish Sabrina was that old again!
Posted by: KeanaLee | November 16, 2008 at 03:51 PM