So on our 16-hour-turned-22-hour trip to Florida we listened to a lot of music to keep the kids happy. Isaac and his buddy Andrew begged for us to play “I’m the Man” by Aloe Blacc and to roll down the windows while they sung it loudly. I think we listened to this song at least 15 times. Watching the boys get that “I’m the Man” look on their face and groove and dance in their seats was definitely a memory that is ingrained into my head whenever I think of our Florida trip. I thought it would be fun to make the boys a shirt as a memento. The both love the shirts (as do all the boys in our neighborhood). In fact Isaac is on day three in a row of wearing it. I keep reminding him it is beneficial to wash it – he isn’t convinced.
I am on a t-shirt kick this week. Did you see the scarf and dress I made for Kayla already? I thought it would be fun to paint stripes on an old t-shirt (that got accidentally bleached – DOH!) and turn it into a ruffled striped skirt for my daughter. Now I did this project a couple of years ago and my daughter still wears the skirt. While is is almost ready to be passed down on the hand-me-down train I thought we could retake a look at it once more before that happens.
I am loving upcycling old t-shirts. T-shirt material is so forgiving and it usually doesn’t need extra prep for the edges not to fray. I was inspired by Cheri from I am Momma Hear Me Roar to try my sewing skills at using t-shirts to make a layered dress for Kayla. I must say once you get the hang of it you can’t stop making them. They are so fun and embellishing makes them each unique.
Looking for a quick Valentine’s Day project to do with your kiddos? This project is super simple and can be made with an old t-shirt. If you are anything like me you have t-shirts coming out the wazoo. We easily have over 75 between my husband and I. It is time to start purging and upcycling. That is what this week is all about – T-shirt Upcycle Week.