Back in the early 90s, I was big into fabric painting. I had a few t-shirts that I decorated with fabric and puff paints. I LOVED doing it, and in true hobby/collector form, I would buy a bunch when they went on sale. Anybody remember Zak's? It was a favorite craft store of mine before Michael's got big and when JoAnn's was mostly fabric. I bought a LOT of my craft supplies from them, including my paints.
That hobby eventually fell to the wayside when I got the quilting bug and they stayed packed away in the closet for a long time. I never wanted to get rid of them, because I still had projects to make with them. Fast forward to 2004. We are hit by 4 different hurricanes, including one (Frances) that is going so slow, she's almost stationary. I've got small rugrats that are getting stir crazy and all the projects I had in the house are now done. And the storm has yet to pass. I open the craft closet in search of SOMETHING to keep them occupied and there they are. With my help, we not only keep from going crazy, we have a new shirt to wear!
Today I'm going thru some old clothes and come across some sweat pants that are too small for #1 Son, but are perfect for Baby Girl. In the guise of making them a bit more girly, I pull out those paints and make a heart on one pair and a flower on another. Well you KNOW what happened next.
Both #1 Son and Baby Girl have new shirts to wear. Without ANY help from me!
While I had to throw a couple away because the paints had separated, these guys are still going strong! They used some up, but I think I have abt 10 left. Who'da thought they'd last for 15+ years. THAT'S what I call quality!