Sunday, March 07, 2010

A Project

I am a craft-project-aholic. I have tried many, many different crafts over the years and don't seem to keep up with most of them. Here are some I have done: stamping, scrapbooking, sewing, counted cross stitch, crewel embroidery, regular embroidery, crocheting, knitting, painting, and more that I have forgotten about. These days, I try to keep up with my sewing, crocheting, and counted cross stitch, and that's all. Despite the fact that these are crafts I actually enjoy doing, a lot, I don't spend enough time to complete projects I have begun. And I am hoping to change that by trying to work on SOMETHING for a minimum of 15 minutes every day. Believe me, once I get started, I will not stop after 15 minutes, so projects WILL get completed. Last night, I started and completed one of the projects I have been talking about for the last couple of months.

I buy T-shirts. I try to get a T-shirt to commemorate everything I want to remember. Last year in Florida, I bought a dozen shirts--one from every activity/town we saw. I will never wear all of the shirts, so I decided to do something with them. After looking around for ideas, I rejected several ideas, including a 'memory quilt.' This got me to thinking and I decided to do a 'memory scarf' instead. I also decided that I wanted a Red Wing scarf before a Florida one, so I took my T-shirts from the 2008-2009 Cup winning season and made the scarf. And here is the result:




I think it came out okay.

7 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

that came out AWESOME! You are so crafty!

cmk said...

Thank you! After doing this, I wish I would have saved some of the girls' shirts as keepsakes. Just so many things I COULD have used to make scarves with.

ordinaryjanet said...

That's a good idea! I have souvenir T-shirts that I can't fit into now, but I don't think I want to cut them up. I'm always hoping I'll eventually lose enough weight that I can fit into them again! ;-)

cmk said...

I don't even want to think about how many t-shirts I have in bags that I can't fit into. I do plan on making a t-shirt quilt one day and many shirts will go into that. I do feel as if I was wasting a lot of money by cutting up the shirts, but this way they won't wear out as quickly as if they had stayed as t-shirts. Eventually, the scarf will probably just find a place in our hockey/computer room and I won't wear it at all.

ordinaryjanet said...

lol! That's what would happen to something I made!

I have a quilt that's still in pieces in a box, about six years after I cut the pieces. I keep thinking I should work on it but I always find something else to do.

cmk said...

We have BAGS of jeans in the basement that are supposed to be made into a quilt. HAH!!!! I keep saying 'one of these days...'

Anonymous said...

Highly descriptive post, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a part 2?



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