here's a little project i had a lot of fun making. right out of high school i played dek hockey for a team called The Outlaws. so it only took me 1 season to redesign the jersey with this logo:
i've since updated it just a bit:
The Outlaws logo has ALWAYS been one of my very favorites. so i decided, why not DIY it. but instead of another hockey jersey, i went with a biking theme. these were amongst my first DIYs, so i was still using felt. all these pics were taken before i had the chance to sew down the letters and symbols. and then glue and sew them onto the jersey. maybe sometime next year i will buy twill, and make this sweater again... but a little tougher. enjoy:
racing themed number/nameplate with screen name/nickname rather than last name:
shot a bit farther away:
close up of the front wordmark detail:
front (love the color scheme):
patches (note my love for the state of PA with a logo in the middle breaking it up):
and of course, my love for #40. Pittsburgh Penguins style number font:
here's a quickie little project i did as a gift to my GF, a huge Pavel Datsyuk fan.
i asked the help of my friend Joe H from maryland and of Jersey Name Frame fame. HIGHLY suggested, by the way. Joe does amazing work! speaking of Joe's work, i asked him if he could make me the Red Wings arched letters "PASHA" and the Red Wings number font "13". Joe recommended a scaled down version to fit a shirt rather than a jersey. he sent them up to me quickly, i ironed and sewed, and this was the result:
while Joe was busy cutting my letters and numbers, i jumped on eBay and ordered a slightly smaller then authentic Red Wings logo for the front. glued and stitched, here:
so that's that! a cool DIY and a happy GF, all in one shot. and like i said, especially with the holidays rolling around, check out Jersey Name Frame for an awesome gift for any sports fan!
just for laughs, i took a princess birthday card and made a few... updates? edits? for my little buddy jake's 10th birthday. he was mad when he opened the envelope and saw the princess, but pretty happy when he opened the card. check it out:
(nozz = one of my nicknames. long story. highschool)
what can i say, the kid loves tanks and monsters!
have a great weekend everyone! and once again, as always:
thank you to all of our active duty service men and women and all of our veterans!!!
some of my earliest, and favorite memories are of me and my family crabbing in Ocean City, MD. look at these tasty little guys:
i've always wanted to design a crab-themed jersey of some sort. i copy & pasted a picture of a crab into AutoCAD. loosely traced it out. pulled the trace off of the image, then rearranged some of the legs. also trimmed, reshaped, and cleaned up some lines for a silhouette-like result:
printed to scale on 11x17 paper, and cut. pasted that cut onto heavy card-stock/construction paper and made a template (yellow):
used a simple block lettering, then spaced and radially arched the letters (process from right to left):
glued and sewing the front of the jersey. the jersey is actually a nike dri-fit sleeveless:
the invaders re-design/disaster/whatever you want to call it had me entering the dimensions of the screened/temporary block numbers and making them myself. i wanted to cover up the screened numbers with 2-tone twill sewn-on numbers. the only problem, i "shorted" the upper right side of the 7 by about a 1/4 of an inch. just enough to piss me off every time i looked it it. but you can't see it in this pic, can you:
look closer. i took some white twill and cut it in the shape of the screened number peeking out. not the prettiest of work, but effective.