Pinterest is filled with t-shirt projects these days. Not gonna lie, I was both intrigued and skeptical when I started seeing the pins so I pulled out an old t-shirt and started cutting away. And what do you know, it was awesome. So off to Savers I went to pick up some shnazzy mens t-shirts, most importantly a special shirt to turn into a swimsuit cover for my sister’s bachelorette party gift. I followed this tutorial which was so easy. I did sew up the the sides just a bit to give it a bit more shape because it was a little boxy on it’s own.I used iron on sequins which were a huge pain to work with but I can’t argue with the results.Not too shabby for a t-shirt, huh? I picked up a few more t-shirts to try out some of the other tutorials I’ve found. Hello cute diy tank tops!
After working like crazy the last few weeks on my sister’s bachelorette party, which was so much fun by the way, I can finally share my top secret projects. First up, the start of the Smash Book I’m making for my sister. And can I just say I love the K&Company Wedding Smash Folio is awesome, filled with fun colors and pages, instead of the typical pastels and flowers. It’s so much fun to work with!I wanted to give the book to my sister now so that she could pass on anything she may want included in it. It’s going to be so fun to fill it up with all the great wedding stuff coming up! I already have a pile of pictures to add from her showers and the bachelorette party. I’m a busy maid of honor! 🙂
My little sister’s getting married in October which means I’ve been busy crafting some special goodies for the big day, because that’s what us crafty people do. Nothing inspires creativity more than a special occasion. And I’ve found deadlines don’t hurt either. For some reason my creativity tends to be a bit elusive until I’m almost out of time. Not my favorite trait…
Some of my projects are still top secret but I do have a couple that I can share now. First up is the stole I crocheted for her shower gift. She’s getting married on the beach so I thought it would be nice for her to have something to wear if it gets a bit cool in the evening. This could have more to do with the fact that I’m always freezing than her actually needing it. But she’s also having a reception back home which could actually be chilly so it’s versatile at least. The pictures are horrible due to “someone” procrastinating till the cloudy day before the shower to take pictures. I am so on the ball these days.I used this pattern which I absolutely loved. It was easy with all simple stitches but it was fun to work on because you’re not doing the same thing over and over. The best part of the pattern is that if you do make a mistake you’ll find it in the next row so you won’t have to tear out too much of your hard work. Very helpful for someone like me!I added beads in an effort to fancy it up a bit. They don’t show up in the pictures very well but I promise they’re there. Small, clear, kind of shiny beads. This was my first time adding beads to a project and while I am definitely glad that I did, it was super time consuming. You have to add all the beads you want on the skein of yarn before starting it and then keep pushing them down as you go. Not terribly efficient, especially when the beads are pretty snug on the yarn. But it was totally worth it for this project and I learned something new so will put this one in the win category. After all was said and done I’d say it took me around 25 hours total and I really enjoyed every minute of it. I am so happy I decided to take up crocheting! I just fall more in love with this new hobby with every project I make!
The other project I have to share right now are the fancy wedding flip flops she’ll be wearing on the big day. We went to JoAnns together and picked out a great trim from the fabric department. I wrapped the straps with white ribbon and then glued the trim on top with fabric glue. A simple project (although I do always manage to get glue everywhere!) that really looks extra special. They’re going to be the perfect companion to her wedding dress on the beach!
Stay tuned for more wedding projects to come in the near future. Pinterest has me crafting like crazy!