How-to make an embellished t-shirt scarf

I have been seeing embellished scarves everywhere at the moment and fancied buying one. On closer inspection of them however, I reckoned I might be able to make something similar myself. So I gave it a go.
I used an extra large purple (but looks blue in the photo) t-shirt, some rings from a cheap necklace I no longer wanted and a pendant I bought at a craft fair for £1.50.

Here is how to do it:
1) Cut 2 strips out of the t-shirt across the width. Cut down one side so that they open up.
2) You should now have 2 long rectangles each with one of the original side seams from the t-shirt.
3) Place right sides together and sew down one of the short sides. I used a 1cm seam allowance throughout.
4) Now open up and fold right sides together. It should be folded so that you are sewing along the edge of the long sides of the rectangles. Leave short sides open.
5) Now turn inside out (or right way round). You should have a long tube of fabric open at both ends. Pull the fabric through the rings/pendants. Then knot the ends of the fabric so none of the embellishments fall off. All finished.

  • If you don't have a t-shirt to cut up you could use an ordinary scarf to embellish.
  • No rings/pendants? How about using brooches? Or you could sew on some sequins, thread some beads onto elastic string and wrap around, or thread charms onto ribbon and tie on. So many possibilities! 

A sandwich in the post!

I have been planning on making my own stationary and cards for a little while now. This is my first try, a sandwich card! All I can say is I must have been a bit hungry when the idea came to me. I wanted the card to look like a sandwich when closed but could also open up and have quite a bit of space for writing.
I used different coloured card for the cheese, tomato's and lettuce and tried to make the front have a more bread appearance by using some colouring pencils. I am thinking about doing cake for the next one!

Upcycled storage for craft supplies

I like to have craft supplies out in view as I tend to forget what I have when its all hidden in boxes and in draws. The amount of times I have bought something that I already have but forgotten about is ridiculous! Here is how I store some of my craft things. My strings are kept in this plant pot (above) that I upcycled with the help of some fabric and Modge Podge glue. I find covering things with fabric is a great way of transforming them. 

I like to keep my ribbons in this cute little vintage style soap dish (below). Next on my list of craft things to organise is my washi tape collection. I need to find a creative way of displaying them, any suggestions? 

Daffodil ring

For me nothing says the start of spring like daffodils. As I can't carry a fresh bunch of them with me all the time I have made this ring. It is made out of felt and was quite quick to make. It was so much fun to do I am now thinking about what other flowers that I can make out of felt and into a ring.

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