In case you haven't checked in this week (for shame) you may be noticing that I've changed the look of my blog. I'm one for change even though I may tell you that I hate change. I'd be more accurate if I told you that I hated the transition, but I DO like change.
I've reconfigured the categories over there ------------->>>>>>
I'll be adding a few more categories in the coming weeks under the 'At Home' section. I've got a few guest bloggers lined up that will be blogging about things that behoove you and not necessarily recipes. I needed to tidy up the blog and remove some old categories and add some new ones. IF, IF, IF you find my new system over there ----------->>>>>>>>>>>> too fancy or hard to navigate then please let me know so I can make it user friendly.
We loaded up and went to Mimi's a few days ago to borrow her closet, turned craft room. Isn't this neat? I'd like to have one installed in my own home for unruly children and reinforced with a dead bolt. Oh, I kid.
While there, I worked on a little project:
It's so flippin cute that I would really like to add bows and ruffles to the rear-side of my Hanes. But, I run the risk of turning cute into horrendous so I'll refrain from embellishing my own under-britches and stick to embellishing Natalie's shirts. Deal? Or no deal?
I first saw this t-shirt idea on the Family Fun website. If you've never been on their site and you have small children, you should bookmark it and check it often. I loved it when I was a teacher and I love it as a momma.
I bought these fat-quarter fabrics at an awesome fabric shop in Old Town Spring a while back and I loved the patterns and colors. I was going to use them for a different project, but never got around to it so I decided to use them for this.
My theory for mixing and matching is choosing patterns that all have complimentary colors despite the pattern and throwing one that belongs on a totally different color pallette for quirk. See the green on the far right? It doesn't really match, but it's green and it works.
To start, you'll need a 1 inch by 12 inch strip of each fabric. I'm giving measurements for those of you that must have numbers, but I didn't measure.
Next you'll need a plain tee. Using a marker, make two parallel rows of dots. One set for each strip. Just see below because I know I'm not making myself clear.
Using pointy, sharp scissors, cut a teeny slit on each dot.