Saturday, May 12, 2007

need some t-shirt inspiration?

check these out:

embroidery (look at "library" and "design"...see lots of great free downloads!)
and more embroidery

will try to add more as i think/find them!!! hope your having fun!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Project of the Month - JUNE!

giving out the Project a little early, since it's the first one!

and the project is......(drum rolllllllllllllllllllllll):

go ahead and embellish a t-shirt!

we all need some new summer duds, so make one for yourself, your man, your kids, your dog, mr. teddybear...whoever!
be creative! recycle some old patches, revive some tired tees...just embellish 'em...any way you want!

i must give credit here...i was inspired by two ladies - megan slaboda and loren hagmann.
while rifling through megan's fabric stash one morning, i happened upon the most adorable onesies in a neat little pile all decorated up with great fabrics in all sorts of patterns. they were so stinking cute!!!
and then there is loren! we were chatting about kids clothes and how some are so great that you never want them to why not cut them up and sew 'em on something new....they can always grow with you! (like milja's sonic youth t-shirt! it may be 3-6 months...but dangit, she'll be wearing that when she's 8!)

alrighty, friends! get crafting!
i look forward to photos arriving in my email box anytime in june, but no later than june 30th!

also, don't forget to send along any links or other info that i could post here to inspire and motivate us in this pursuit!!!

this should be fun!!! pass it along!

Monday, May 7, 2007

a collaborative affair.

this blog is an effort to connect friends from across the country and around the world in their craftiness...

this is how it will work:
1. On or about the 15th of each month, I will post the Project for the following month.
2. You create the project in whatever way you choose to do so and then...
3. Send me a photo (jpeg) by the end of the Project's Month, with your info, description (as much or as little detail as you want to give), link to your blog (if you want), etc...
4. I'll post them up for all to see and share!

I hope you will also consider sending ideas for future Projects, inspirational sites/blogs, and any other crafty things to help your fellow crafty friend!

I understand that we don't all knit, crochet, sew, quilt, draw, paint, applique, photograph, etc, etc, the same (or maybe at all!), but I know we are all creative and can come up with clever ways to do the monthly Projects. It will be fun, creative and inspirational to us all!

So join in the fun and let me know that you are in!! Tell your friends too!