Monday, August 20, 2007


I have a finished project to show you all!

Tonight I finally had a chance to work in my craft room. I tell you, every time I plan to spend huge chunks of time in there, life interferes and I don't get the time in there that I want. Wa, wa, wa ... I know, cry you a river, right?
Anyway, after everyone went to bed, I went to the room.
I started with this shirt

And yes, I did put those pieces of paper on it to cover up the name and stuff on the shirt because I'm all paranoid like that. Anyway, these are shirts I wore to work in high school. October will be my 10 year reunion. I don't know why I saved them (other than it's a family business and I always thought I might never know when I'd have to work again!). But it was time to do something with it (I couldn't very well donate a shirt with my name embroidered on it. And I cringed to throw away a perfectly good shirt). So I came up with an idea.
I planned it based on the knitting needle case I made before. But I wanted to make something for the kids to carry crayons around in. So I cut the shirt up - except I cut it a bit wrong and so had to pull out some cotton to finish it.
But now I have a crayon holder:

I have to tell you though, when I saw it all rolled up, tied and looking so cute, well, I've decided this one will be my crayon holder. One I can throw in my purse in case we are at a restaurant or something and I might need to whip out some crayons to entertain the kiddies with.

Also, I have another shirt that is exactly the same and I can cut that one up to make a second one for the kids. And this time, I'll know how to cut it the right way LOL!


  1. That is so cute! I have seen little aprons with slots for crayons in catalogs recently. And thought how easy it would be make one of your own (if you were crafty that is)... This travel holder is a great idea too!

  2. Anonymous1:32 PM

    That is so adorable! Good job!

  3. Wow, what a creative way to reduce, reuse and recycle! Excellent ideas.


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