Hallie's Valentine surprise from Gramps and Rah-Rah were tickets for Sesame Street Live! She's going to be so excited (we hope!). :o) So...in keeping with my mother's traditions, Hallie had to have a new shirt for tomorrow's festivities. :o) Now, I can't say that Elmo is my favorite thing in the world; Hallie likes Elmo, but doesn't request him near as much as she used to. She really loves Word World right now. But we all think Hallie will just have a blast tomorrow. Back on track...so, I started looking yesterday for an Elmo t-shirt online to see what stores might have one. I knew I wouldn't have to worry b/c every time I tried to find a solid white shirt, all I could ever find was an Elmo shirt! Wouldn't you know the moment I want to buy an Elmo shirt, I can only find plain shirts...OR shirts with Dora the Explorer (GAG!) on them. Sigh! I searched high and low. In Hallie's words, "I tried." lol. I went to the mall, Target, Kohl's, and Wal-Mart. I had luck at ONE place...Kohl's. But not for Hallie. No...Kohl's had shirts for Jonathan and me! What? Geez. I talked with my mom on the way home and for a moment, my mom thought that I was going to be a "slacker mom" (so not the way she has taught me! lol!). I explained my story to my mom and her response was, "So Hallie's not going to have an Elmo shirt for tomorrow?" She was distraught. My reply was, "Mom, please...what kind of mommy do you think I am?! Of course Hallie will have a shirt...I'm going home now to make it." That's right. If I can't find what I'm looking for, I've learned to just make it. By now I should know that I should just make things myself to begin with--I'd save lots of time and money!
So...sweet Hallie Shea will have an adorable Elmo shirt to wear to Sesame Street Live tomorrow. :o) Here are a couple of pictures of the finished product. :o) I just used some paint and a round sponge brush for the creation. It was a lot of fun...I really do enjoy making things like this.