So, apparently it's not possible to work, meet deadlines, keep house, look after a feisty pensioner with a broken hip and blog at the same time. Not for me anyway. Working, blogging mothers (and full-time parent-sitters) - you have my utmost respect and admiration once again.
The good news is that (a) Mr P's mother is recovering at the kind of speed many British Olypmians can only dream of, and (b) I have a little pre-prepared blog project to fill the posting gap.
You can find step-by-step tutorials to make both t-shirts here, or use the flower and pirate templates to decorate just about anything else that takes your fancy (personal use only, thank you very kindly).
And if you like the appliqué idea, but want an alternative design, you could always try a smartly-dressed rabbit...