This is it. Holidays have come to an end. Tomorrow will be the mad scramble of preparations before school begins again on Monday. I couldn't let the day go by without a craft...or two.
It's been a yarn-free weekend. I found a tutorial for a t-shirt scarf at A Diamond In the Stuff. (Follow the link for the full explanation. She does a great job of explaining it.)
I successfully made a green version today, although it's more of a necklace than a scarf.
This was made from a polka dotted t-shirt, so I was disappointed that the fabric curled the other way and only a bit of polka dots popped through.
I'm not over the moon about this one, but I'm going to think about what kind of bling I could add to it and I might save it for Spring.
Cost of the bling-free scarf/necklace: $1.00 for a thrift-store t-shirt. (Free, if you've got an old or damaged shirt hanging around.)
If you're going to give this craft a whirl, know that the t-shirt fabric must be a jersey knit. My first attempt was with a cherry pink ribbed knit t-shirt. While it was a fail, I'm happy to report that I'll be able to turn it into all kinds of funky little rosettes like this one:
Finally, I framed and mounted another piece of sheet music. It was hard to photograph, thanks to the glare from the glass, but this is going to hang in our bathroom. I think it's a charming little phrase to have reflected beside my face in the mirror. :)
You can find a quick and simple set of instructions in an earlier blog post.
Cost of this project: The sheet music was a $1.00 find from an antique mall somewhere near Ithaca, NY. The frame was a $12.00 special at Michael's. $13.00 framed decor sounds like a good deal to me!