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Stickers + fabric dye= The Mako Island T-shirt

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When I was a kid, one of the things I liked most about weekends was being able to have my breakfast watching TV, and then keep watching show after show until my parents made me turn it off because we would have something to do, like going somewhere, visiting someone, or just because “the television needs to rest”. <- More or less that’s what I do now on Sundays… but this time it’s my conscience that stops me by saying that I have to do the laundry, or clean the kitchen, or whatever.

So, there was this show called H2O: Just add water, about three girls who turn into mermaids when they touch water.

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I watched it although by that time I was kind of grown up… about 18 or so… But I enjoyed it, and I’m not ashamed. Well, maybe a little…

Anyway, I think it’s cool to honour one’s past, and for that I decided to make this tee. If you want to make something similar grab some cloth, some stickers, a spray bottle and “just add water” (and dye, of course).
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Melted Crayon Pokeball

It’s been a crazy week here in Barcelona and I’ve been super busy with all sorts of things. Finally it’s Sunday and all my plans for the day have been washed away by a tremendous rain that doesn’t seem to want to stop… 😦

But since I have to stay at home, I’m going to share with you one of my recent discoveries: Printing designs onto clothes by melting crayon shavings! I saw THIS in the internet and I thought it was super cool and new! Then I talked about it with a friend and she told me that this is a very old technique and that she did a lot of things with it at school, when she was a child. 😦

Anyway, new or old, I think it’s very clever, so I had to give it a try. I found the perfect occasion two weeks ago when my brother got his first job as a music teacher in a school. I wanted to give him something as a congratulations gift because I’m very happy for him and super proud! He was born in 1992 and he liked Pokemon very much when he was younger, and now he’s old enough to start having that nostalgia feeling for the way the world was “back in the days”, and for that I thought a T-shirt with the image of a pokeball would be cool.

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The process in very simple and you can see it summed up in pictures in the original link I’ve mentioned above. Or you can keep reading for a more detailed explanation.
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