dirty thirty

Everyone’s best blog bud, Pam, is turning 30 years old today! Back on my triumphant day, she told me that she was fearing turning 30. So like any caring, loving friend, I decided I would find a way to rub her face in her 30-ness as much as possible. And what better way than to make her wear a shirt featuring herself, declaring her 30-ness?

I pulled out the freezer paper and my fabric paints, and I got to work, building Pam from the bottom up.

pammie (by mintyfreshflavor)

I used this photo as my guideline. Those pigtails are so distinctively her, but the glasses really make it Pam, don’t they? And though you can’t tell, I did put sparkly fabric paint on to give it the rhinestones.

happy 30th! (by mintyfreshflavor)

Of course, this is all in the manner of an elaborate and time-consuming gag gift—nothing like the amazing blouse she made me—but I hope it brings her a similar level of joy. And here’s to embracing our age, no matter what it is! xoxo and happiest of happys, Pam—you wear 30 well!

30 Responses to dirty thirty

  1. ann says:

    that is so cool! I’ve been playing with freezer paper stencils, but haven’t yet graduated to filling in blank spaces. only outlines for now. :)

  2. Kristy says:

    I love it! I don’t think it’s a gag gift at all! And green is such an appropriate color. She would blend right in with her wall.

  3. liz says:

    That’s fantastic! And echoing Kirsten, it does look just like her and we do insist on a photo of her modeling it.

  4. liz says:

    thanks, Minty, for the response. i completely didn’t look at the whole thing. i’m having a very ‘duh’ day!

  5. pamela wynne says:

    So. Totally. Amazing. I LOVE ELABORATE GAG GIFTS! And this one is also useful because it’s a perfect layering tee. So I get to wear it under stuff year-round and no one even KNOWS I’m a creepster with my own face on my shirt.

    So, um, it’s been more than 24 hours, and I haven’t taken it off yet. Do I have to? Can’t I just get in the shower with it, Ferris Bueller-style?

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