Saturday, September 04, 2010

Let's go, Royals!

let's go Royals!
A few months ago, my husband and boys went to a free t-shirt Royals game... and all the shirts were men's size XL. I cut the boys' shirts apart so I could remake them to fit them, and then got busy with vacation and other summer things. My parents are here visiting us for a few days, and one of the things they wanted to do was go to a Royals' game, so I finally made the t-shirts! It was fun to make a clothing project, especially one that finished up quickly. I just used t-shirts from their drawers as a general pattern; I love how they turned out! They wore them to the game last night--we stayed through all 11 innings only to see the Tigers score 4 runs at the end, and beat the Royals. We did enjoy the fireworks afterward though!
gathered clutch #1
I finally made my first gathered clutch last week, too. I've had my eye on that tutorial for a while; I'm glad I finally made one! The zipper ends gave me a bit of trouble; I hope that part gets easier when I make my next one.
scrappy selvedge gift tags
And, here are some selvedge gift tags I made to send with my quilt for DQS9. I sent it off on Thursday and can't wait for my partner to get her package! (I'm watching the mail for mine, too.)


bevkimmel said...

Very cute clutch! I like your fabric choices.

The Paisley Abbey said...

That is all very cute. I tried the same gathered clutch and it did not go well, but I want to try again. I think the problem was caused by user error! LOL. The cute tags you made would also be great bookmarks if they were a little longer. I may try that idea out too.


Leslie said...

these are great. i love the fabric you used for the clutch....and the tags are awesome.

Tim said...

I love the t-shirts. (and my grand kids).


Grandpa Tim

Anonymous said...

Your gathered clutch turned out darling, I have been thinking about making one sometime too. The zipper does kind of keep me from attempting one though.

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Did you stitch the material to the tag card? I have an embroidered verse that I want to make in a book mark but wasn't sure how to go about finishing it up. Imput from anyone would be great! Thanks Sarah

Vicki said...

Clothed in Scarlet--yes, I sewed the fabric to the cards. I sewed the fabric pieces to each other first.