Mama Sonshine

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Custom Daredevil Shirt ~ Silhouette Blog Hop & a Giveaway!!


When Sid turned two we had an Evel Knievel themed birthday party for him.  This seemed perfect for our little daredevil.  Admittedly when discussing this theme with Ian he was a little concerned. It took me a while to figure out why, and then I explained to him that Evel is a person’s name and that he was not evil, and when I say ‘daredevil’ I also don’t mean someone who is bad. I just love how kid brains process things.

Evel Knievel Party Decorations


Originally I wanted to make Sid an Evel Knievel suit. And when I say ‘I wanted to make’, I really mean I wanted my mom to make him one (see picture).

But it was so hot and we had lots of water activities at his party that he wouldn’t really be wearing it… I scratched that idea.

I also thought of just making him a shirt that looks like the top of Evel’s suite. Think tuxedo shirt….

But I still wasn’t sold on that idea.  Then I found an image somewhere on Google that I thought would be great for his shirt and a whole new idea was formed.

I wanted to customize Sid’s shirt so I took the image traced and altered it. (As I do with everything I make.)

Sid Evel Knievel birthday shirt

It is convenient that Sid’s name only has three letters and fit under the motorcycle in place of the engine.  I used two colors of flocked HTV (HTV=Heat Transfer Vinyl), it’s the kinda fuzzy stuff. I personally think it holds up better than regular HTV by the way.

It was a little difficult to get a picture of him in his shirt on his birthday (left) but he still wears this shirt all the time (he’s three and a half now).

Custom Evel Knievel Shirt

I went ahead and used the same image for his party favors.  I simply replaced Sid with Ride, as I felt people wouldn’t want to take home bags that say “Sid” on them.  For the bags I used the printable HTV for light colors (there is a difference between the one for light fabric and the one for dark fabric, I explain it in this post) and had my Cameo cut around the outside of the image, and the larger pieces inside.

Evel Knievel Party Favors

Inside the bag is a matching tattoo and sticker also made with my Silhouette Cameo.

Turns out that this Silhouette Challenge theme was all about Fabrics! So I just knew this project would fit in perfectly. Now since using HTV is only one option with working with your Silhouette and fabrics these wonderful ladies have come up with some other amazing ideas for you.  My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Art Party Smocks Custom Daredevil Shirt ~ Silhouette Blog Hop DIY Lightning Bug Wall Art with Lights DIY Chevron Mickey Mouse Shirt with Glitter HTV DIY Nautical Pillow Cover + A GIVEAWAY! Recycling Tee Shirts - St. Patty's Day Style! Appliqued Initial Heart Pillow Wrap-Around Shark Shirt Sew A Shopping Tote Into A Zipper Pouch 3 Creative Onesies for Baby Girl & Free Cut Files Pom Pom Tail Bunny Onesie Freezer Paper Stenciled Cushion with a Giveaway! Rawr! Dinosaur Birthday Shirt customize your Picnic Blanket It is Well With My Soul T-Shirt Design Monogrammed Envelope Pillows + Giveaway {The Silhouette Challenge} Toddler Trouble Shirt with free cut file DIY Ombré Tote Upcycled t-shirt cat... Meow! Little Helper Stenciled Kids Apron DIY Easter Egg Shirt - Silhouette Heat Transfer & Rhinestones DIY: Crazy Cat Lady Shirt + Free Cut File

1. Cutesy Crafts // 2. Mama Sonshine // 3. Morena’s Corner // 4. Simply Kelly Designs // 5. Coral + Mint Design Co. // 6. A Time For Seasons // 7. Architecture of a Mom // 8. Where The Smiles Have Been // 9. Haberdashery Fun // 10. The Thinking Closet // 11. The Crafting Nook // 12. Get Silvered // 13. Tori Grant Designs // 14. From Wine to Whine // 15. Create & Babble // 16. Curly Crafty Mom // 17. unOriginal Mom // 18. The Small Stuff Counts // 19. The Experimental Home // 20. Creative Ramblings // 21. Adventures in All Things Food // 22. Minted Strawberry

But wait there’s more…

Because really if you are going to be working with HTV you really want a heat press and right now you have a chance to win one!

Heat Press Giveaway

Win A Heat Press SC

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Pro World Inc is giving one lucky reader a Heat Press Valued at $300! 

Pretty sweet, huh? To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter link below. You have 26 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter!

{This giveaway runs from today through Monday, March 21st at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a lower 48 U.S. mailing address. You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below, click through the link below.}


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3 thoughts on “Custom Daredevil Shirt ~ Silhouette Blog Hop & a Giveaway!!

  1. The shirt and favor bags are perfect for his party! I am still learning a lot about my Silhouette machine, but I haven’t tried the flock heat transfer, just the smooth. Its good to know the flock holds up better! And that you want a different heat transfer for light versus dark fabrics!


  2. These are so cute! I don’t have kids, but I love seeing all the different options there are for planning parties- I need to find a reason to throw a party now!

  3. This is such a cute project. Love the t-shirt and also the bags! What a great birthday!

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