Thursday, April 22, 2010

T-Shirt Transformation

I found this t-shirt on clearance for a few dollars after St. Patrick's Day, I then picked up a plain white tee to embellish.

I cut off the bottom half to turn into a pair of shorts for my 2 year old. You could also turn it into a skirt. I love by using the bottom of the t-shirt you don't have to hem!

Then I cut out the little face, which I think is really cute. And sewed it onto the white tee.

I added a button onto each sleeve.

I think it turned out really cute and you have a coordinating outfit for hardly anything at all!

She loves it!

The T-shirt Purse Tutorial

I found this t-shirt and liked it a lot, I didn't know what I was going to do with it at the time but it was 1.99 and I figured something would come to me sometime. I saw it in my stack of fabric today and decided to make a t-shirt purse for my daughter.

I first cut the pieces out, with the image being the main part of my purse.

Then with the right sides together I sewed up the sides leaving the top and bottom open.

I cut 2 strips from the bottom of the t-shirt. One will be the strap and I decided to make the other a ruffle for the bottom.

I sewed and gathered the first strip of fabric to make a ruffle.

I then pinned and sewed it into place between the two bottom layers. I didn't do any folding under because I like the way a cut t-shirt looks and the curl it has when it's cut.

I attatched the handles to the inside, and then made a bow at the top.

I then decided to embelish it with adding buttons on the rockets windows and the stars. I really like the way it turned out. The options are endless, with different kind of t-shirts and things you can add on to them.

New Adventure

So, I have decided to start a craft blog. I don't know what will happen or if it will take off but I follow and enjoy so many blogs out there, that I decided to start my own. I love to sew, paint, turn bargain finds into fantastic items, photography and pretty much anything to do with crafts!
I am also a stay at home Mom to my four little ones. They are 7, 5, 3 and 23 months. I am married to my husband Matthew of 8 1/2 years. He works unbelievably hard so that I am able to stay home with our children.
Everyday is something new and in between all the things that come along with being a Mom I try to squeeze in creating new and fun things. I hope that you enjoy them!