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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Talk to me Tuesday: Distracted Crafter

I was going to post this after it uploaded, but instead I took a very long nap.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Crafty Monday: it's to dye for!

Anyone who knows me is familiar with my t-shirt obsession. I have a closet full of black t-shirts and a growing number of funky art shirts from Teefury, a site known for selling one shirt a day and then never selling it again. An irresistible day on the site is the day they do the grab bag. With the grab bag you can purchase a shirt for only $5; the only catch is that while you can choose the size, you have no control over which shirt you get.

This is both good and bad. I've gotten shirts that I love, some shirts that I grew to love, and a few that I didn't like. The most often course of action with designs I didn't care for is to give them to a family member who loves the design. My most recent grab bag I got had a design that I loved, but the shirt color was white. Since I do not wear white I knew the only solution was to dye the shirt. Below are before, during, and after shots. You can also see my post on the teefury forum (which has been made into a sticky!! This is very exciting for me, lol).

Call Forth the Strange and Embrace

Hot dye

(Dyed) Call Forth the Strange and Embrace

The shirt and the dye

Monday, October 4, 2010

Crafty Monday: Tree Trimmings

I'm a big fan of procrastination. It's just one of those lovely things I do. I like to wait until the very last minute to get anything done. This project is kind of like that. In my recent TTMT, Challenging Myself, I challenged myself to finish the top of the Tree Trimming pattern (available at Sewhooked) by Tuesday. Not only did I finish the top, I finished the whole thing!

I'm insanely proud of it and myself, and I adore the colors. I'm not a big fan of x-mas (except my own family's celebrations) or the decorations, so this is a nice alternative to a tree because when I live by myself there is no way I'll ever buy one.

Quilted Close up

Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming Outside

Also, note of squee - I am featured in a post on MrXStitch.com today! :D