Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I couldn't resist calling this entry "dino-mite."  My 6 yo is convinced that's how it is spelled and said because he has some underwear with that phrase on them.  Even the lego dynamite that came with his newest set is "dino-mite" to him. What a character!
My birthday is later this month and as a treat my favorite online embroidery shop gave me a $10 off coupon to use.  I instantly thought of my little dinosaur enthusiast and budding paleontologist. They have the most amazing dinosaur embroideries there so I got a fairly large and complex one to use for him but I also got a couple of smaller designs. A t-rex skeleton in a medium size that is too big for doll stuff , and this small triceratops skeleton.  I shrunk the design so it would fit on a doll shirt. It can go a tiny bit smaller and I did make another shirt with the smaller design but I like it in this size. 

 I've been working on my v-neck t shirt pattern and it's just about perfect now. There is just something small to change with the sleeves now. This shirt is a recycled one of mine.  I used the sleeve hem as the neckband and it worked really well.

I think you can click on the pictures to see them larger. The skeleton is quite detailed.  I used a very light blue thread, but it would be nice in ivory, too. If I had some ivory :) Have you heard the latest news about triceratops?  Paleontologists are now saying that Triceratops and Torosaurus are the same animal.  Triceratops is just a young Torosaurus. Their skulls are slightly different because of changes that occur as they age, but they are the same animal.  Pretty cool huh?  The same thing happened years ago with Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus.

 Davina is quite interested in fossils. She would like to show you one of the fossils we have here in our amateur collection. My son and husband found this one at the beach. There is a lot of limestone there rich with small fossils. They brought some tools one day to split open the large rocks and found this:
See the ammonite?  It's the spiral on the left half of the stone. Here is it closer:

Thanks for looking!


mandypandy said...

I love this shirt! The color, fit and design are awesome ~ I need one:)
Great job!

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