Monday, 19 July 2010

Creative Tuesdays-Limits

The theme for this weeks Creative Tuesday challenge was Limits. 

When I think of limits, I thought of boundaries and that led on to the thoughts of warning signs telling you not to cross those boundaries, or danger signs of problems that are ahead.  It seemed to fit in with a project I wanted to do for DS2.

Here is one of his favourite t shirts which he has now outgrown, and as it really suited his sense of humour, I wanted to find a way to keep it.
I made it into a sign he could hang on his door.
I marked out where to cut, backed each side of the t shirt with stiff interfacing and placed some batting between the layers.  I cut to size and then used recycled felt for the edging.  It gives a more industrial feel than using fabric.  After adding the hanging tab at the top, it is now ready for hanging.

DS1 has seen it and thinks DS2 will love it.  It is going to hide away for a couple of months, and then we shall see.

14 comments:

Annie said...

You are just too clever. It's not always easy to think up 'boy' stitching projects. This is so perfect!

maggi said...

This is so cool.

Terry said...

Oh my...I think I need a shirt that says that! LOL Great way to make use of something the kids have outgrown! :0)

Rudee said...

What a great idea for turning a beloved old t-shirt into a keepsake.

Linda said...

Too cute! I'm going to have to use that one. I don't have enough T-shirts for a quilt but something like this would really work. Thanks for the great idea!

pendlestitches said...

That's fantastic. Very creative.

Knitting Linguist said...

What a great idea! And what a fun shirt :)

Kay said...

what a brilliant idea....i'm sure he will love it..

Terry said...

All boy and all great!
Makes me smile Thanks

Betsy said...

Very clever way to recycle a favorite t-shirt! And it's perfect for the theme, too! ;) Actually this one would be easy for you...every seam is a boundary, right? ha.

Mmm said...

A good use of an old t--warning, stay out of my room! LOL. I needed one of those as a teenager in fact. hee. talk about good recycling. thank you for your contribution here. And thank you too for your thought process written down here. Betsy is so right --each edge is its won boundary too and as Annie said, it is hard to come up with stuff for us boys, isn't it? :)

Wanda said...

I'm so new at this and am amazing just how awesome and clever you gals are.... Who would have "thunk" to use a T-shirt....


Very cool.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Perfect again gal. Love it. I now have a good idea for the grands Christmas gifts, which I always make.
Great take on the theme.
QMM

Sandy said...

You have a wonderful understanding of a son's boundaries. Good strategy to hide the tee away for a couple of months!