Calavera Margarita

Last year I made this shirt for my oldest daughter (then 4), who was fascinated by skeletons and monsters at the time, and wanted a shirt with a skull on it. Now that it is almost Halloween and Dia de los Muertos it's a good time to show it to you.


I didn’t want to make something that would scare off her friends, so I made this for her. The skull is made of felt and is embroidered on the shirt. I bought some ready to use felt flowers and iron on rhinestones to decorate the skull and used lots of pink and lila to give it a (somewhat) more friendly face. Not entirely succeeded (it's still a skull after all), but I did the best I could and my daughter loved it. Back then at least, because now she thinks skulls are disgusting, haha!


Comments

  1. Well done! But unusual wish for 4 year old girl to get a skull shirt ;) Mine is always thinking of fairies and princesses, unicorns and that stuff.

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    1. I thought so myself, haha! But skulls where a hype at that time where I live (The Netherlands), you saw them e-ve-ry-where, so my daughter wanted one too. The sugar skull was the most 'cute' version of a skull :-) . Now my daughter is a year older and hates everything skull-like.
      Thanks for visiting and the nice comment! Liz

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  2. I think it's beautiful! I'm your newest follower from "Live Laugh Rowe" blog hop. If you wanted to follow me back here is my blog: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Thank for visiting and following me, Angie!

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  3. Oooh....I want to make one for myself!

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  4. cool skull! I like the flower eyes and the flower chin!

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  5. It's fantastic! Sharing on Facebook.

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  6. Great skull shirt! AT least you were able to make the skull pretty! Found you through the Sunday Funday blog hop.
    my blog is at http://myinspiredlifewithfibromyalgia.blogspot.com (if you'd like to visit)

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    1. Thanks for visiting and following me, Emily!

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  7. I love the flowers in the eye sockets!

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  8. What a cute idea, Liz! You come up with such great projects! I love reading your blog :)


    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Thank you for your very sweet comment, Katie!

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  9. I think its gorgeous! Love the artistry!

    Bobi
    http://onedailymoneytip.blogspot.com

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  10. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/10/show-your-stuff-44-seafood-mac-and.html

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  11. I love this shirt.. I have a friend that loves sugar skulls, i will have to share this with her.

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  12. Wow - I think you did a great job!

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  13. Look at all the details ~ I'm impressed !

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  14. That is so cool - and the prettiest skull I've ever seen!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment, Jill!

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  15. Please consider linking to my friend Rebecca's blog here:

    Recuerda Mi Corazon

    Your calavera Margarita will fit right in!

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  16. The details really make it special and so feminine overall. Happy Rednesday!

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  17. Ok. Very cool skull...lovely for Day of the Dead, but I have a confession...the title Sugar Skull...I thought it was a sugar cookie!!!

    vistiting from I Gotta Create linky party

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    1. Haha! Can't help it, that's what this kind of skulls are called! Thanks for visiting!

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  18. This is so adorable and cool at the same time! Halloween skulls freak me out but Day of the Dead ones make me happy! I love your embroidery, and the flower eyes, and especially the heart nose :)

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    1. Thank you for your very nice comment, Karen!

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  19. Looks awesome! Perfect for the Day Of The Dead! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

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  20. Wonderful skull. It's so colorful and has personality. Not creepy at all. It would be perfect for Halloween or Day of the Dead.

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  21. Hi Liz,thank you for your compliments on my blog for the crochet Rhino!You 're also very creative!You just have a new follower!;-)

    greats and a nice weekend!
    Angeline
    www.mijnplekkie.tk

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    1. Very welcome, Angeline! The rhino just looks great! Thanks for visiting back and for following me!! Liz

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