I don't know what is happening, but I've got the bug - the creative, do-it-yourself bug and I am going crazy! (It all started with these two posts, here and here.)
I went through my entire closet pulling things that I don't like or wear much with the intent to re-fashion it for a whole new look.
Tanner says he's lost his wife to the sewing machine! At times it is true. (I guess so much so that he had to come up with a project for himself - a chicken coop. Um, yea. More on that one later.)
I am having so much fun! I am just thrilled with how things are turning out.
Here is one of the latest creations: (stay tuned, many more to come.)
Usually I see something that inspires and then I usually add my own little spin on it. For this creation I found my inspiration here. Using the tutorial as the basic instruction I came up with my own version.
I bought two of these American Eagle shirts at the DownEast warehouse for $2 each.
1) I cut one of them into 2.5, 2, and 1.5 inch strips, then folded them into squares, and then cut about 50 little squiggly circles. I did the same to a darker pink shirt and lace fabric.
2) I then hand stitched 2 or 3 of the squiggly circles together to create a flower. I did all sorts of different combos.
3) Then I stitched them on to the front of the tee.
Sounds simple, but beware it is very time consuming. I am almost embarrassed to say how long it took me. Let's just say I watched 2 1-hour Dateline Murder Mysteries and half of a football game and still had about 1 hour more to do....so okay, 5 hours. It took me 5 hours!!!!! Whew, glad it's done. I had fun doing it the first 4 hours and was surprised when I looked at the clock. The last hour was kind of a drag, but I had come so far and held fast to the end. :)
Here's the finished product! I love it. What do you think?