Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Here's Humphrey


Lauren sent me a request last week, to see whether I could put a little tie applique on a t-shirt for her bubba who has just turned one!



He's having a birthday party this coming weekend with a The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme.


In the absence of any humans (or mannequins of the correct size) to model the finished product, Humphrey B Bear volunteered to step in.

After all, he gets a bit chilly sometimes..... considering that he has no pants.


Humphrey B Bear has been with me since the 1970's (as you can probably tell from the state that he's in). That rock hard plastic yellow hat caused many injuries over the years. His little pocket hankie is hanging on for dear life.

I suppose it's inevitable considering that he's moved house with me at least twenty times over the years.


I made a little cardboard template for the tie, so I thought I'd share it just in case anyone else wanted to whip up a quick appliqued tee.


If you right click and save the image above - it's an A4 landscape scan. So basically, the tie is the height of an A4 sheet of paper.


Or you can use this one that has measurements.

My template suited a Size 1 tee. If you'd like a smaller applique, just reduce the size, or for larger increase the size.

Have fun!

20 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

very cool Ms Curlypops, tie & Mr Humphrey. really LOVE your place today ♥

Liesl said...

How cute - that's the best!

♫♪♫ What a funny old fellow is Humphrey, he get's in all manner of strife ... ♫♪♫ (By strife, do you think they meant "arrest for indecent exposure"? Whatever did happen to his pants?)

Jennie said...

That T is perfect!
And i love the shape of Humphrey.
He's looking so good - after years of hugs too!X

Leni and Rose said...

I had a Humphrey exactly like yours!! How wonderful that you still have him.

Nelly said...

Love the shirt.and Humphrey is awesome.

teddybearswednesday said...

I love Humphrey! Even more so after his years of love and house moving xo

Christina said...

Had to laugh at the thought of Humphreys dangerous hat! His little payback for lack of pants I wonder?

The tee looks great. Love it next to the mannequin too, for scale. :)

bec said...

So cute! The tie, that is, I think I'll borrow that idea. And Humphrey looks...pantless, of course!

willywagtail said...

Thankyou for sharing. I think I will be coming back at some point and using your template. Cherrie

Caroline said...

Fabulous shirt, perfect for a hungry one year old!

We had that exact Humpty with the hard yellow hat in the 1970's...he's long gone now though. Thanks for the memory.

Caroline said...

Sorry, Humphrey I mean! My fingers are not working too well on my keyboard are they?!

Naturally Carol said...

Are you going to make Humphrey a new tie too? The t-shirt tie is a great idea for little boys!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Your humphry looks like he has a childhood of memories. He's wonderful!! I love hungry caterpillar fabric too one of our families favorites!!

Big love Steph

Michelle said...

Cam...I adore Humphrey...I had a hard plastic Humphrey when I was little and loved him so much...I have never been able to find another one...Must have a look on ebay...they probably come up every now and again...
Great post!!!

Miss Prudence said...

well thanks Leisel for stealing my opportunity to be amusing ha! But yes humph could do with the business, a good ol makeover! Love that tie - my eldest's fave t shirt this year (from target) was one with a tie, pocket and sunglasses hanging from the pocket printed on it...ahh bogan nation!

delia hornbook said...

aaww i am loving Mr Humphrey bless him. Cute idea with the tie he will love it i am sure ;-) dee x

LionessLady said...

This is a really sweet idea - thanks for sharing.

Busy Bird said...

looks awesome!

The Essess said...

Ahh Hunphrey, good to see him out of the cupboard and working over in Curlypops land..! By teh way I have one similar for sale at The Big House Collective.. Humphrey is very collectable!

kylie said...

cute. do you use a stabiliser on the inside of the tee?