Friday, May 20, 2011

Something Different & a Giveaway

This paper crafting blog is being interrupted by a super easy and cute tee shirt makeover. May Arts is great at keeping up with current trends and this gorgeous grey ribbon (391-58-31) proves it. Yellow and grey look beautiful together and I thought they would look great on a tee for Miss E. I dug through her shirts and found this white tee with a little stain on it, perfect! One thing that I did that is not mentioned below, is after each snip with the scissors, I ran the ribbon tip over a flame. I kept an "Aim n Flame" next to me while I worked. I did this to seal my ribbons ends so they wouldn't fray in the wash.

tee shirt
sewing machine is optional

Emma's awesome pose, we call this the Fashion Robot. You can see I added in an extra random yellow button....I meant to sew on a SPRAY of buttons here, but my fingers were tired, so I called it done.
Oh, um Emma's preschool decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with nachos and this amazing sombrero. I really love it.
That's it! I can see these ribbon flowers on barrettes, a necklace, maybe a denim mini for the way I have washed it quite a few times and it holds up beautifully, I do air dry it.
The May Arts blog is updated daily with ribbon tutorials for all crafters and if like May Arts on Facebook you will be able to see the weekly giveaways of spools of ribbon!
I love this ribbon and I want to share it with you! How about 5 yards of this ribbon and 10 yards of my most favorite twines? Leave a comment and I will pick a winner on Sunday night!
Have a beautiful weekend!
xoxox Samantha


Toni said...

This is a totally cute idea...which could also be used on layouts! ;o)

Pam W. said...

Your girl is too bad she has no personality (LOL). Love the ribbon and adorable shirt-great idea.

Beth said...

Oh, so cute...the t-shirt AND the girl! I've GOT to get my sewing machine out!!

Kim said...

AWESOME fix for the shirt! LOVE IT and the Model did an WONDERFUL job! I have been a follower for awhile! thanks BUNCHES for the chance. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Nancy L. said...

super cute idea!
your daughter is beautiful :)

Michelle said...

Love it!! I might have to still the idea!! I'm not sure if I even know how to sew a button!! If I can do it I'll make one for myself also!! Emma is such a good little model!

Nitasha said...

Oh my goodness, pure cuteness (the shirt and your daughter)! Oh, projects like these make me wish for a girl! But I know my little cousin and niece would both appreciate a cute tee like this too! Thanks so much for the tutorial and giveaway!

Cheryl said...

What a great way to jazz up a shirt! Super cute!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

karen said...

Miss E. looks adorable in your beautiful creation!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Awesome technique to revitalize a stained t shirt Sam! Miss E makes for a fabulous model! Looking forward to seeing your sneaks of FHS June kit! I am confident you'll knock it out of the ball park with your shabby chic flair! :)

jen said...

I love that ribbon & those flowers are the CUTEST! (not as cute as your model, though!)