more good reading

I bought the Green Craft Magazine over a week ago with my 40% coupon at JoAnn’s.  It was hidden under a bunch of other magazines so I was thrilled to find it. I couldn’t resist, especially after seeing it on so many other blogs.  It’s right up my alley, with the whole green theme.

It inspired me to use two thrifted tshirts to make this polka-dot tote for my friend Alexandra.  She’s been away with her family up in Oregon and I was so happy to see her, I showered her with gifts and yummy food. The bag? It’s double layered with reverse applique for the dots.

Here are some of my favorites from the magazine.

Since I had the sleeves left over from the thrifted tshirts, I decided to try making the tshirt necklaces.  It’s soooo fun.  I just cut several rings from the sleeve and gave them a good pull.  It’s like magic.  Perfectly tubular!  I tied a bunch together and that’s it.  I’m not sure If I could pull off wearing this, maybe with the right shirt?  Hmmm.

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11 Responses to more good reading

  1. featherbed says:

    I love the tee shirt necklaces!! That mag looks cool too, I’ll have to pick one up!

  2. Tricia says:

    I was looking at a website the other day and had to go buy a looper loom because they said the greatest thing to use is old tee shirts cut up to make potholders with. I made a few and LOVE THEM!! they could use a good tye dying but over all they work great and don’t’ shrink up

  3. Stacy says:

    Awesome! The tote looks great. Don’t you just love that magazine?

  4. That looks like a great magazine, not sure if we can get it over here 🙁

  5. flossy-p says:

    ooo, tubey t-shirt necklace. Thats IS cool! Sounds like fun to make too 🙂

  6. Zee says:

    This magazine is really cool! I got mine today and I love a lot of ideas in it!

  7. Oh this is right up my alley. Thanks for bringing this magazine to my attention! I love stuff like this!


  8. Stephanie says:

    The pulling on t-shirt strips for the necklace is exactly how you make t-shirt yarn too and it is so magical! I like the look of the necklace.

  9. Flassie says:

    Oh, I like that yellow one!!

    I’ve used mine for head bands.

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  10. Alexandra says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love it! Yippeeeeee! It is so good to be back and to get to hang out with you. I missed you a ton. I am free Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri this coming week if you have time to play!

  11. Linda says:

    I made some scarves like your necklace, it was so fun to make-I wish I’d known how to do it in college- I felt a bit too old to wear it now!

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