Sunday, 27 November 2011

Recycled tshirts - into a messenger bag! ....and a new tshirt!

Josh has just got to the point where he is outgrowing a lot of tshirts that he really likes.  So we sorted through, grabbed out all the ones that dont fit, but have fabby images on the front and I hit the internet.

So, the first plan was to cut an image off the front of one tshirt, then sew it onto the front of one that fits.  This was just as easy as it sounds - I heatbonded it first, just to make sure it didnt stretch as I was sewing it.  

Then I offered to make a Josh a messenger bag for school - I mean, its just one long strip, folded and sewn, add a handle...job done!  Yeah, right!

It took a bit more working out than I thought it would, so I dragged in hubby to give me a hand and together we worked it out.  

And here are the results....

The tshirt he is wearing is the one I put the image onto.  
Image of Josh removed

And the bag!  To stiffen the fabric and take some of the stretch out of it, I heatbonded the front and back of the tshirt together. 

I used the sleeve to make a pad for the handle.  And it took two tshirts in total.  This is the view with the flap up

And, yet another view!

I'm really pleased with how it came out (and the tshirt!), not sure I will be making another one anytime soon!

Next on the list is a throw made out of the rest of the tshirts!  I am thinking it will be easy, but then I thought the bag would be easy too!

Thanks for popping by

Friday, 25 November 2011

Delicious Doodles - Hairy Legs

Teri is a really good DT boss, cos she asks for input from everyone - so we all get to contribute ideas for challenges etc.  

Well, the list was in the sidebar and I added a suggestion or two - and then I looked down at my legs and .....ermmm, yeah...they were HAIRY!  The challenge was born!  My legs are now perfectly smooth I hasten to add!  

So, we decided to use the title for the challenge and interpret it as anything with Hairy Legs - so that could be animals, spiders, MEN!

I chose this image, which I have printed off before but never used - I loved it the first time I saw it!

The flourish was yet another goody from our Crafty Weekend bag - did I mention we got lots?  AND, I made the glittery background paper using a glitter spray I already had and then adding a new one that I the goody bag!  

I took another shot to try and show the glittery paper!

Well, why not pop over and join in our Hairy Legs challenge?  


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Aud Sentiments - Anything Holiday!

We had some seriously fabby entries last time, it was great looking at them all.  

This time the theme is any winter holiday sentiment and we have  Polka Doodles as our sponsor. She is giving the winner The entire Magical Winter CD Set! . She also gave us a couple of images to play with.

We are also having a little play with a new idea - Paulette at Create With TLC. is giving everyone a sentiment to play with each challenge, makes it much easier to join in methinks! You dont have to use it, its there if you choose to!  
Please stop by her blog and give her a big Thank You for joining us in our challenges and making such beautiful sentiments. She also has a many freebies on her blog and a ton for sale in her store.

Here is the sentiment.....
....and here is my DT entry.

I cut the little pyramind box out of a Lettering Delight file on my ecraft.  The image is Polkadoodles and the snowflakes were also cut out on the ecraft.....then glittered to within an inch of their lives!

I coloured the image with copics - am having lots of fun with these still.  I am loving the results I get.

And lots of faux stitching - I pinced the faux blanket stitch technique from Scrappy, one of the other DT girls - her link is in my sidebar!

And thats me done for today,dont think anyone has noticed that I didnt include a sentiment eh? - hope you all have a fabby time!


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Now THIS I like!

As you may know, I have an ecraft....and love it!  Its so easy to set up and use.  And it just does what I want it to do - no fussing about!

I was going through some cutting files I have and thought I might cut a decal for my coffee mug I chose a mug thingy!!!!  Doh!  Perhaps I should have put something pretty on there!

'Tis really cool though - I love it!  

Thanks for popping over - I suspect I might be finding LOTS of things to put vinyl on now!  


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Mobile Phone Back!

I got up this morning and decided I would have a go at cutting sticky back plastic with my ecraft!

I cut a butterfly from the fundamentals card and it worked well.  Then I decided I would design a "back" for my laptop - then I looked at the size of the laptop and got scared!  Start small, methinks!  SO, I grabbed my phone.

Nice little design later (using flower flourishes from lettering delights) I started to cut it...but I was using scraps of old plastic stuff and I failed miserably - I am pretty certain its because the plastic was old and wrinkly (no one say anything!!!).  Not to be defeated, I decided to cut it from pearl paper and sticky back it in place - not ideal, but there was no way I was gonna wait until I went and bought some more plastic!!! it is!  

OK, it would have looked better in vinyl, but for my first attempt I am sooooo chuffed with it!  Need to get on ebay and order vinyl FAST!!!!  

Things I would change in the final version....cut the vinyl larger and work out where the camera and speaker phone needs to be (just too lazy this time round!) AND make sure I put it on straight!  Mwah ha ha ha!

Thanks for popping by


Friday, 11 November 2011

Delicious Doodles - Remembrance - bad taste post alert!

This post features a card of dubious (at best) taste - please don't view if you are sensitive!  

Ok, here is the tale....I suggested this challenge for Delicious Doodles, I thought it was appropriate because it is Remembrance Day today in the UK. 

Then I got a really bad taste idea in my head, it made me chuckle, but it was bad taste so I dumped it to one side.  

I then checked out the other DT member's wonderful creations and thought that I couldnt possibly add another poppy to the mix - so I went to the bad taste option again!  It still made me chuckle!  So, I thought I would make it - but not onto an ACTUAL card, just onto a blank front - I mean, there is no way I would send this to anyone, but (and sorry for this) it still makes me chuckle!

So here it is.....

....and let us never speak of it again!

Now, pop on over to Delicious Doodles and go look at all the really fabby stuff over there!


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Aud Sentiments - Thank You!

We are having a couple of changes over at Aud Sentiments, dont worry, they are more for the DT than any challengees!  As you know, the challenge runs fortnightly, but we thought it would be fun to get the inspiration flowing weekly!  No, we are not running more challenges, but we have split into two teams - I am team A, so I post this week.  Next week, Team B will post their "takes" on the challenge.  So we will still be doing the same challenge, but just giving you inspiration in smaller doses! 

The challenge this time is to make a Thank You or Thanksgiving card/project.  For this challenge we are so excited to have Wee Stamps as our sponsor. Sylvia creates the most beautiful images! If you haven't seen her work you must have a look!
They are giving the winner 3 digis of their choice!.....and Sylvia also gave the DT some images to play with...they are so cute!

I used my little fairy image to decorate this wee notebook.  Its one of the really tiny ones so it put my colouring skills to the test!  I coloured it with my promarkers (I did it a while ago!) and am really pleased with how delicate it looks.  I also used Sakura Tiara pens to add little glittery touches - which you really cant see in this photo!  

Cant see it in this picture either!!!!

Ok, thats me done for today!  Please pop over to Aud Sentiments and take a peek at the other girlies work - some really fabby stuff there!