About Me

HELLO!

I'm Jennifer Sanderson, screen printin', Pinterest-lovin', crazy crafter behind Pigskins & Pigtails.

I am a mama to 2 girls with a supportive husband who puts up with our creative mess. Most of the time you can find me in my craft room – crafting for the next holiday, screen printing t-shirts, or planning the girls' birthday parties.

Pigskins & Pigtails started in 2010 as a space to share my creative projects and party photos with friends and family.  When Pinterest came along, my blog grew like I never could have imagined. I am so thankful to all of the Pinners and social media followers who have inspired me to grow this blog from my first Elmo-themed party post to a resource for DIY screen printing.

What's the name all about? When I started my blogging journey, I was a football coach's wife (pigskins) who was toting 2 little girls in pigtails, all decked out in our Friday Night Lights attire, to high school football games all over Central Texas.  We are still football fanatics, cheering on our Texas Longhorns and supporting our Gatesville Hornets, but my husband traded in his whistle to become a high school principal and the girls are outgrowing the pigtails stage.

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This is one of the most special projects I have ma This is one of the most special projects I have made ❤️ A dear friend asked me to screen print on her late husband’s handkerchiefs. She wanted to gift one to each of their grandchildren.⁠
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Talk about pressure not to mess up!! These were so special and irreplaceable! I used my screen print press to ensure perfect placement of the monogram on each handkerchief. ⁠
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Because they were so thin and soft, screen printing was the way to go.  The @speedball_art <a href=fabric ink soaked into the fibers leaving a soft feel.⁠ ⁠ Thank you, Kim, for trusting me with this project ❤️❤️❤️⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #memorialgift #monogram #memorialgifts #cricut #cricutmade #cricutmaker #cricuttutorial #cricuteverywhere #cricutcrafting #designspace #cricutcrafts #cricutproject #cricutcreations #cricutmachine #diyscreenprinting #craftroom #screenprinting #screenprinttutorial #vinylcraft #htvvinyl #speedball #screenprinted #vinylcrafts #craftsblogger #silhouettecameo #madewithcricut #cricutexploreair #cricutcreated #htv #pigskinsandpigtails">
I bought this IKEA pillowcase probably 2+ years ag I bought this IKEA pillowcase probably 2+ years ago and FINALLY did the project I had in mind for it!  These pillow cases are great for screen printing but I have learned a few tricks to getting a perfect print.⁠
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⭕️ Line up your screen before putting the <a href=painter’s tape on the screen. This makes it easier to see that your design is centered.⁠ ❌ Don’t use the 10x14 frame for this. The full 12x12 sheet of vinyl fits better on this 16x20 size frame.⁠ ⭕️ Instead of using a large squeegee, I printed each XO individually with a small squeegee. This made it easier to get even pressure on each letter.⁠ ❌ Don’t squeegee over the pillow seams. When your squeegee hits these bumps, it can cause your ink to bleed. ⁠ ⁠ Watch my stories for a more detailed explanation of these tips!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #diycraft #cricut #cricutmade #cricutmaker #cricuteverywhere #craftymama #cricutcrafting #cricutcrafts #cricutproject #craftersofinstagram #cricutcreated #cricutmachine #screenprinting #screenprinttutorial #vinylcraft #speedball #screenprinted #vinylcrafts #craftsblogger #vinylscreenprinting #createmakeshare #pigskinsandpigtails #diycrafts #silhouettecameo #diycrafting #craftersgonnacraft #makersgonnamake #calledtobecreative #ikeafind #vinylcutter">
Target trips + screen printed reusable bags ❤️ Target trips + screen printed reusable bags ❤️⁠
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Did you notice my trick for lining up the screen? Before adding the <a href=painter’s tape I was able to see through the screen to figure out my placement. I used dot stickers to mark the top corners, making it easy to line up the screen each time. ⁠ ⁠ I’m sharing a couple more tips in my stories today so be sure to click through those! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #diycraft #cricut #cricutmade #cricutmaker #cricuteverywhere #craftymama #cricutcrafting #cricutcrafts #cricutproject #craftersofinstagram #cricutcreated #cricutmachine #screenprinting #screenprinttutorial #vinylcraft #speedball #screenprinted #vinylcrafts #targetbag #vinylscreenprinting #createmakeshare #pigskinsandpigtails #diycrafts #silhouettecameo #diycrafting #craftersgonnacraft #makersgonnamake #targettrip #svg #vinylcutter">