Sunday, July 29, 2012

Backcountry goat shirts

I like the company for their outdoor clothing and gear.  We haven't bought a ton of stuff from them because outdoor gear is so expensive, but when we do buy something it's usually from backcountry because they have pretty reasonable prices.  And I always get their free goat stickers whenever I can.  Their logo is the distinctive "backcountry goat", as you can see in this photo of my stash of free stickers:

One of my favorite tee shirts is a Backcountry shirt with the goat logo.  That shirt even went to the Great Wall with us while we were in China.  So, I decided that TongJie and Jeff should have goat shirts, too.  We got some plain tee shirts and I did a freezer paper stencil of the backcountry goat for each one and used fabric paint to paint the design onto the shirts.  I've done freezer paper stenciling before, so this wasn't my first time.  I think it's fun to do, and as long as you're patient enough to cut out your design with an exacto knife, you can pretty much make as intricate of a design as you want.  The goat isn't very intricate, so it didn't take too long for these.  TongJie's is a blue shirt with a green goat, and Jeff's is a grey shirt with a maroon goat.  Now we each have our own goat shirt, and I'll have to work on trying to get a picture of the three of us together in our shirts!


  1. Great job! Seems like I've heard a story about three billy goats...:)

  2. Nice! I remember all the fun we had 2 Christmases ago making freezer paper stencils on t-shirts! I should do that again. Those are really cute goat shirts!