operation t-shirt project update

My husband and I decided to screenprint shirts as party favors for our son's slightly Yo Gabba Gabba themed 2nd birthday party on Saturday. Nevermind that we have never screenprinted anything, ever. If you're going to bother to try something new, go big! Right?

So here are the Operation T-Shirt Project stats as of now:
(Sidenote: why does blogger not have an underline button? Imagine the above heading is underlined.)
status --> moving along
likelihood we will finish the shirts --> 75%
likelihood we will finish in time for the party --> 60%

Because Clark is so crazy about Yo Gabba Gabba but already has like, ten Brobee shirts (thanks to his grandma, mostly) we decided to go with a more obscure Gabba character, the flying toast who says "way weird". Here is one of our sketches.

And here he is in a very poor quality photo of a paused DVR'd episode of YGG. I am a little puzzled by this photo. I don't know how it got chosen and uploaded to flickr when I'm sure I took a better one, except maybe just maybe I was drinking a lot of coffee and trying to do a lot of things at once.

The design is done, the shirts arrived from the t-shirt blank store in the appropriate sizes and colors (orange for boys and pink for girls) and we have the transparency ready. We have the screens and the emulsion and all that. It's just... we've never done it. And there are a lot of steps. And the screens need to be exposed to light for the just right amount of time or they get messed up. Stay tuned.


  1. You are brave, and they will be awesome. :)

  2. Can't wait to see what they look like!


  3. Amazing. I am amazed. I love this new blog, by the way...

  4. I've been thinking of you as you partied it up tonight. Hope it was wonderful. Wish we could have been there. Can't wait to see pictures of how the shirts turned out.

  5. Sounds like an ambitious project. I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

  6. Sounds impressive. I tried iron on decal t-shirts for the first time this year. My students loved them!