Monday, September 27, 2010

Recycled TShirt Owl Hat and Bib

I think I'm kinda late jumping on the owl bandwagon, but I just couldn't help myself!!!

 I made these from a super stretchy pink shirt I got for free at a clothing swap.  I meant it to fit babies, but it actually squeezed onto my 2 1/2 year old Munchkin!  (Although, she does have a pretty small head.)

Last year, I made a sweater owl hat based on the instructions on Ruffles and Stuff.   This is based loosely on that idea, although I used a tshirt instead, and I used grosgrain ribbon to tie the "ears".

Now, I just need someone to have a baby GIRL so it can get some use!!!!!
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Recycled Tshirt Baby Bibs

In an attempt to whittle down stash this week, I decided to make some baby bibs from old clothes.  Here's some of my favorites:

These two are made from recycled jeans and an old polo-style tshirt from my little brother.

And, of couse, for Halloween!
I have some girly ones too, but we've been having some technical difficulties, so maybe I'll get those up a little later.

I decided to make a bunch of stuff with what I have, post it on etsy and hope it sells, and if it doesn't then at least I've got a nice stockpile of baby presents ready!

I linked up at the Show Off Your Stuff party here:


Monday, September 13, 2010

Peek-a-boo Pumpkin Trick or Treat Bag

This bag, made from black broadcloth, features an orange felt jack-o-lantern with clear vinyl eyes and mouth, so you can see your loot as you go!
I actually came up with this idea as a kid, when I was about 8.  I thought it would be so neat to see what candy I was getting.  I even tried to make something like this...with a pillowcase and Saran Wrap! 

Obviously it didnt work so well back then, but this time it turned out pretty cute  At least, my two toddlers keep fighting over who gets to carry it around, so I'd say that they like it


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hello, my name is Cassidy, and I have a problem...

The other day I tried organizing all my craft stuff so I could set up a new craft area in our storage room.  (My old craft area has been replaced with a pack-n-play, changing table, and baby swing.)

I finally sorted and separated my normal fabric from all the clothing-castoffs that I've been hoarding to remake into something fabulous.

My normal fabric filled about two medium sized cardboard boxes.

My hoard.... you can see, "hoard" is an understatement.  Thats a 30 gallon tub that's overflowing, plus two medium boxes.  Plus, I had at least another box worth of clothes that I just picked up from my mom's house.

See, thats where most of this stash seems to be coming mom, grandma, and anyone else who finds out that I like to upcycle old clothes.  The other half is all my "skinny clothes" that I know I will never fit into again; they might as well become something useful rather than sit in a box and remind me how fat I feel everytime I look at it.

Speaking of feeling fat...I've got to get moving if I'm going to aerobics this morning! 

I'm almost done with a project that I hope I'll post later today...its turning out really good, if I do say so myself!