For Arthur's #1 shirt I made a large 1 sitting in the grass, with some sunshine and friendly bear. The bear has button eyes and a button nose. The grass has a bit of a 3-D effect but you can't really see that in the pictures.
All the parts are made with basic craft felt and sewn on with my machine. I hand sewed the first one I made for my daughter using embroidery floss, but it took forever! Click here if you would like to see my daughter's #2, #3, and #4 birthday shirts.
Happy Birthday Arthur!
In case you are wondering, yes he got the shirt coated in chocolate cake and icing, but it came out of the washing machine sparkly clean. I've never had any problems washing my birthday shirts. The felt holds up nicely.