Sunday, July 11, 2010

Adult t-shirt to kids t-shirt

I have seen lots of shirt re-fashions on my favorite blogs lately. So, I had to try my hand at it...

The first shirt I did was an old white tank top. I don't remember what it was made out of, but after one wash it shrunk about 10 sizes!


I cut the seams off each side and pinned it so I knew where to cut.


About every inch, I made a cut. The cuts were about an inch and a half.



Then I went through and tied all the sections together.





You could get your kid to help at this point. Mine was to busy playing.



She tried it on and it fit perfectly.



She had to wear it to school the next day!

Since that one worked out so well. We decided to make another...

She had a cute herringbone skirt that didn't fit anymore. Since I couldn't bear to let the material go to waste. I cut the ruffle off the bottom, (to save for another project) and cut the top part into strips. This skirt had shorts under it. (I guess it's technically called a skort) So, I left the band around the top. Now she has black shorts with a herringbone belt. The shorts are fine to play around the house. The skirt was just to short for my liking.



Using an old black t-shirt, we cut straight down the middle this time and tied like before.


I made fabric rosettes out of the herringbone material and attached them at the neckline.



She loved this shirt, too. (sorry for the bad pic, it was really late)



I even had enough fabric to make a rosette for her hair.



Crimson really liked this project more than the white t-shirt. I showed her how to make the fabric rosettes and she made some to put on her flip-flops. (that's another post)

One of the greatest joys of blogging, is finding new projects to do. I literally have a craft room full of projects just waiting on me to finish! :)

Hope you have a great day and find something creative to do!

Strawberry bouquet

My best friend recently had a birthday. I wanted to give her something better than the original bouquet of roses. So...what was a girl to do? Well...she loves chocolate and chocolate covered strawberries. So why not make a chocolate covered strawberry bouquet?

Doesn't that just look scrumptious? I wish I had made a bouquet for myself? LOL!
If you want to make your own bouquet...follow along...



First, gather your supplies. I picked up a small vase and ribbon at Wal-mart.



I also picked up milk chocolate and white chocolate. The lollipop sticks I found in the craft section.



I already had the tissue paper and sparkley silver ribbon. (Leftover from Christmas)

Basically, you just wash the strawberries and stick the popsicle sticks up through the leafy part of the strawberry like so:


Then dip the strawberries in the melted milk chocolate. I bought the kind that you melt in the microwave, but if you buy the almond bark or chocolate chips just heat them in a double boiler or you can use a metal bowl over a pan of boiling water. Most chocolate has the instructions to melt on the side of the package.

Once the milk chocolate had cooled, I drizzled melted white chocolate over it.



I scrunched up tissue paper and ribbon to stick inside the vase. This helps hold the popsicle sticks. Just arrange the strawberries how you want, to make a gorgeous edible bouquet.



Edited to add: I'm linking up with Hope Studios Tutorial Tuesday, click over to see some other awesome tutorials!




Try not to eat the strawberries before you can give the bouquet to a friend. I had more strawberries than would fit in the vase, so I had to try one. Let me tell you...it was really hard to stop at just one! I'm pretty sure my BFF loved them. I dropped them off at her office before work, she said they didn't make it home that day. :)

In other news...my leg is doing much better. I am able to walk without the walker or crutches. I still have to wear the walking boot. The doctor wants me to be able to walk without that by my next appointment. Which is on the 21st of this month. Hopefully, I can.

Now that my computer is working again...and accepting pictures...I should be able to post more frequently. Keeping my fingers crossed that the computer doesn't crash again. (I have some really cool posts ready)