“Santa” is always very good to me. Aside from spoiling me rotten with gifts, I’m always impressed with the thought that he puts into his choices. I tell him “craft supplies” and he comes back with books, notions, etc. that I would never have picked for myself, but are always right on track with what I like.
A few years ago, he was really into books. I found a stack of them under the tree, including “Generation T” by Megan Nicolay. After looking around online for a pic of the cover, I found that my version is actually the first of two that are now available. “Generation T, 108 way to transform a T-shirt” was published in 2006, and it looks like now there is a new book titled “Generation T, 120 new ways to transform a T-shirt” that has new projects and ideas.
Now, you may be thinking…”How many things could this girl possibly do with a T-shirt?” The answer is: A LOT! When you first glance through the book, there are tons of creative ways to alter your old T-shirts into “new” T-shirts. Then you see some home decor projects that are actually very cute. I spent a ton of money on a fluffy t-shirt rug for my baby’s nursery, and I just paged through the book and saw an entire tutorial on how to make your own! (I better not let “Santa” see that!)
Now, I admit, some of the projects are not my style. Think about it. If you cut a T-shirt up, it’s only going to get smaller, and these days, I need all the coverage I can get. But, I’m looking right now at an adorable scarf and the cutest poncho, thinking I could get some T-shirt fabric from my craft store and whip one of these up in just a few minutes! Yes, that kind of beats the purpose of recycling the T-shirts, but wearing old concert T-shirts that probably went out of style years ago is not for everyone!
Nikki, In Stitches
Added Later: I just found Megan’s website. She has tons of great ideas and projects on there, too. Check it out: http://www.generation-t.com/