Lots of driving, lots of food, lots of family, lots of hiking, a little bit of crafting. That was our trip to Utah. It was amazing. But it's good to be home and off the sugar high, and to get back to lots of crafting.
My little bit of crafting was t-shirt refashioning with my mom and sis. Here we are when I first got there--I loved that we were all wearing essentially the same outfit. Jeans, a white shirt, and a bright cardi. No, we didn't call each other. It must be genetic.
My mom always claims that she's not crafty or creative, but don't let her fool you--she knows style. This is her ruffle and flower t-shirt she made with a little ribbon and some beads. Gorgeous, right? She used our gathered ribbon flower tutorial to make the flower, then stitched the ribbon down to create random ruffles and added a few accent beads.
So my sister and I picked up t-shirts at Forever 21 (mine was only $2.50!), plus some ribbon and beads at JoAnn. Here are our versions.
My best tip for stitching ribbon to a t-shirt is to use a transparent thread. I use a lightweight, "clear" quilting thread that I also found at JoAnn. You don't see the stitches, and you can use it for lots of different colored shirts, so it's economical.
I also had a little time to create some jewelry with inexpensive bracelets I also picked up at Forever 21. Tutorial coming soon--I'm still unpacking and catching up on laundry!
(Loving the awkward self-portrait. Too lazy to turn on the timer.)
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