Sunday, March 27, 2011

T-Shirt Patchwork pants

This week my inspirations came from an idea I've seen on a blog called MADE they are celebrating all things BOY as its not as easy to find cute ready inspiration for BOYS as it is for the Girls in our lives. So first go and look what she did then see what plan I came up with.

These pants are made from recycled T-shirts. I love re-purposing things. When a t-shirt is marked and stained, turns out the back is still perfectly good to use.

On the mentioned blog they give a great description on how to go about putting your pieces together. I used the front of a polo type shirt for this pocket (minus the collar)

Then tried out different techniques all over. (Now  Dad wants one too - I'll need more T-shirts)

These pants came in handy this weekend as D and S participated in a Parade.  Their theme was Runnaway Circus and they had to be dressed colourfully.

To finish the outfit for my Boy I went to Salvos in search of a BIG hat or something to put on his head. What I found worked great I just covered the writing with a big felt star Seth chose the colour and we were set for the Runnaway Circus.


Have a super Crafty week.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Here is something fun.  I spent a lot of time "practising" (messing about) with this. My main source of info came from the Etsy Labs Archive . Once I had the plastic more or less doing what I wanted I was able to make it into something useful.  I made loads of bags - ask all the unsuspecting friends who each got one with their Christmas prezzies in. It took a couple of tries to come up with the current design that I'm happy with.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Well here it is, my very first entry into blogland. "One small step for man one giant leap ..for me" I have procrastinated long enough so here goes - my plan is to have one crafty thing to add here every week so lets not get ahead of ourselves and focus on the issue at hand.  A dear friend of the family is turning 12. Happy Birthday Anja! I have some inside info that she is getting a Junior Master Chef cookbook as one of her presents, so naturally we need to add an Apron. Here modelled by Dayna is the creation I came up with.  I love the fabric and recycled the patch pockets from some old Jeans (Oops they belonged to P. sure he won't read this) Then the headpiece (inspired by an idea from Karola .. had to improvise due to limited scraps of  fabric.
And some closeups of the pockets: