T-Shirt Refashion With Lace Hem

1-DSCF3552T-Shirt Refashion With Lace Hem

1-DSCF3541We’ve all seen them…heck, we’ve all bought them…those t-shirts that are available in every color imaginable. They are a bit of a staple in my closet, as I am sure they are in other people’s closets too. They are great worn with sweaters, jackets and other layers when the weather is cool, but when the weather gets warm…I do have to admit to being a bit bored with the look when I wear them by themselves.

2-DSCF3543Sorting through my lace stash, I decided a little refashion was in order.

I added wide flat lace to the bottom of a t-shirt. If you do this, I strongly suggest using a zigzag stitch. A zigzag stitch will allow the the shirt to stretch without breaking the thread.

3-DSCF3544The extra lace made the tee way too long, but I had no intention of stopping there.

5-DSCF3552I folded a deep cuff above the lace and stitched at the top of the cuff.

I love the way it turned out. 😉


Birthday Junking Adventure

1-DSCN6145After all the preparations that went into my son’s graduation a week ago, we planned a quiet, relaxing Memorial Day weekend with visiting friends. Yep, you know how that probably went. We ate too much, tried to do too much and stayed up too late. I think when we were younger we could have handled all those things just fine…hmm, maybe we’re getting old. (sigh) On that note, my birthday also happened to be this weekend. On Saturday we all went yard sale junking. We found some really great things.

This bench is already going through a transformation, but it isn’t done yet. The yellow fabric is part of an old bedspread. I think pillows and/or tote bags will be produced from it. Those wooden candle holders might become legs for a chair I have been holding onto for way too long.

2-DSCN6149I’ve also started transforming this chair. It’s painted, but I haven’t recovered the seat and back yet. The end table is actually half of a vanity. These halves seem to be everywhere. I even have another one in the barn. I’m hoping to get to at least one of them this week.

3-DSCN6150I found lots of good deals on lace…

4-DSCN6154…linens and doilies.

5-DSCN6157This freaky Halloween fabric looked pretty intriguing. Not sure what I will use it for. Fall crafts, shabby chic decor…?

6-DSCN6158Another light fixture for a birdbath and a few other odds and ends.

7-DSCN6163A partial bolt of blue tulle, a wire basket, metal bowl, flower petals and (my favorite find) black lace tennis shoes.

6-DSCN6147My husband found this great banana box. It is way cool! I’ll be posting on what he did to it very soon.

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

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Lacy Tablet Cover Tutorial

4-tablet caseLacy Tablet Cover

New tutorial on FaveCrafts.

2-tablet caseI love my lacy bits and in honor of spring I crafted a “springy” cover for my tablet. Yes, I believe spring is coming eventually…

1-tablet caseThe fabric I used was a soft yellow toile, but you can use anything you want. It doesn’t take a lot of fabric so dig through your scraps of favorites you just couldn’t part with.

I also used a button and buttonhole for the closure. If you have an aversion to making buttonholes (I used to), a snap closure can easily be substituted.

4-tablet caseYou can find the tutorial here.


Scrappy Fabric Tags

Like eating potato chips, I couldn’t stop at just one of these scrappy tags…


…or two…or three….well, you get the idea.


It started out with this pile of lace bits.


Then there was this bag of burlap scraps and white fabric pieces.


I began doodling with some letter stamps…


…and then started layering the pieces together.


I stitched with absolutely no rules. It was so freeing. Is that even a word? Yes, I say it is.


It may not have been necessary, but I stitched every layer separately.


I went back over stitches if the mood struck me. I loved the shabby, scrappy look.


When I finished one, I just couldn’t stop. I got into assembly-line mode and began cutting, snipping and fraying several stacks of tags. I realize now that even thought the laces were varied, the layout seems to be the same on all of them. Next time, (there will be a next time because I haven’t put any of the materials away) I plan to rearrange the layout.


Although I loved them, they didn’t look quite done once the bits and pieces were stitched together.


Out came the bobbles and doodads. (buttons and jewelry)


This batch was decorated with vintage brooches and earrings, but I’m thinking the next batch will be embellished with old buttons and charms.

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Book Page Table Runner Tutorial

Another quick and easy project. This was made with regular old book pages, but I’m thinking sheet music would also make a cool runner/scarf for the top of a piano.

Book Page Table Runner

The tutorial can be found here.