If you guys have been around my blog for a bit or peeked through my goodreads account (widget in the side bar) you already know that I have a thing for young adult fiction. I fell in love with the Hunger Game series earlier this year. This may sound blasphemous to some of you that know me but I may like them as much as the Harry Potter books (well maybe not but really close and in a different way).
Any ways I’m so excited about the new movie coming out and I love seeing all the new people they are adding to the Hunger Games cast. I really wasn’t sure about their choices and really thought Jeff Bridges would be a fantastic Haymitch before the decision was made but I’ll trust them to do their best, I hope. This new image below gives be a little hope you know minus the total plastic feel, okay I’m trying to be optimistic.
Anyways I had to make some iron-ons with my cricut last night so I decided while I was at it to whip up a little Mockingjay shirt. Kinda late for the shirt challenge but still a new shirt for me right? ;)
I used this image from here, traced and resized it and just used my normal iron-on making technique to make gold iron-on fabric which I then ran that through my cricut to cut out the design. Next I trimmed it with scissors (my cricut never cuts totally perfectly) and finally ironed it on my shirt.
I knew it might be iffy since obviously the iron-on doesn’t stretch and I put it on a a shirt that definitely stretches when it’s on. So it’s not perfect, I don’t think it’ll last that long (the fabric was kinda thin and didn’t iron well before the stretch issues), so when this one dies I’ll probably redo it using my freezer paper stencil technique But I’m still really excited about it.
UPDATE 2/22/12 If you’re just finding this now I’ve got exciting news. I’ll be doing a Hunger Games Blog Party most of march to get ready for the movie. I hope you’ll come back and geek out with me and some other awesome bloggers! And the shirt has lasted after all :)