Screen Printing and the Breeding of Future Fandoms


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We’ve been honing our screen printing technique these past few weeks, so I thought I’d show you all some of our newest creations.

Here are some onesies I bought at Old Navy and printed up for Krystopf and Atlas’s baby boy who is due in October.

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Krystopf really liked my giant squid so I figured I could make him and his future son matchy-matchy shirts.  And babies are grabby.  Squids are grabby.  Same difference.

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And babies bite and have short useless arms.  And Tyrannosauruses bite and have short useless arms.  They’re pretty much the same thing, right?  RIGHT?

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And we’ve recently found out that Rusty and his girlfriend are expecting in the new year so I figured I’d get ahead of the game and rustled up these two.  Rusty (like most people I know) is a huge fan of the ill-fated Joss Whedon show Firefly, so I figured any kid of his would end up being a fan, too.

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I think both of these quotations are super appropriate for babies.  This one is inspirational (in a way): “I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar.”  We don’t want to talk about what happens after Wash said that.  We’re just not gonna talk about it.

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But don’t you love how I got the name printed on the pocket like a wee badge!  SO CUTE!  I had to do that separately and so it was like the world’s smallest screen print!  Actually, the MAL (for Malcolm Reynolds) on the one below was even shorter so TECHNICALLY …

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And everyone knows that most kids are secretly saying, “I aim to misbehave.”  I was trying for a rich brown here (because that’s kind of the colour of Firefly) but it sank in a bit too much to the fabric here and didn’t show as much as I wanted.  But that’s okay.  It means I can keep on making more until I get it right!

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Oh and here is one that the Pie made.  This was our first double-colour overlay, and it didn’t come out as clear as we’d wanted because our screen was getting old and was a bit on the loose side.  But it was a good first attempt.  And it is a spoof on Capcom, but I don’t really understand the reference.  You’d have to ask the Pie.  He seems to think it’s really funny.

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

6 thoughts on “Screen Printing and the Breeding of Future Fandoms”

    1. Ha, and then Fox would sue me like they sued all the people making Jayne hats! I’m just going to convert the next generation to become Joss Whedon acolytes.


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