Friday, February 4, 2011

Think pink!

Today was pink day at preschool. Luke was supposed to wear something pink and bring a pink toy. Now, I try not to assign gender stereotypes to colors. Still, my 3-year-old doesn't own any pink clothes.

So I set out to make him a Valentine's Day shirt. I thought about a heart or the word "love."

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In the end I settled on a simple XO and made the X black in hopes that it would be more punk than princess.

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I used raw-edged applique. Super easy. It took me maybe 20 minutes, and he was proud to wear it to school!

7 comments:

Elizabeth D. said...

Super cute!

Claire said...

that's awesome!!!

did you freehand draw the "X" & "O" or did you print them off the computer??

so does he have any pink toys??? i know my boys don't, but that's cuz society doesn't make pink toys for boys!

Becca Quilts said...

Don't feel bad, my nephews would be at a loss if they had to wear pink to school - especially if I was the one dressing them :-).

Lara said...

Adorable! Great idea... you've got me thinking!!

Robin said...

cute, cute, cute. Both the shirt and that adorable boy wearing it.
Love, Grandma

Kaye Prince said...

That shirt is super-cute Katie! That is so odd that pink would be the requirement - I don't gender stereotype in this was either but seriously (!) most little boys don't have pink in their wardrobe. Why not pink and/or red?

Stephanie said...

Your kid and that shirt are rad.