So what's been happening in CarissaLand this past year, you ask? Well, I, like so many others, have discovered the joy, nay, the ecstasy of a little website called Pinterest. Over the past 12 months, my creative juices have begun to flow at an alarming rate. Now if only I can figure out how to stop pinning, put down the laptop, and actually craft something! It's more difficult than it sounds, honestly.
My most recent obsession: refashioning. Yeah, it's a word. Or at least, it is now. Due to recent weight loss, none of my clothes fit anymore. So what's a girl to do? I can't really afford to go out and buy an entire new wardrobe (though I can't deny there's bit a decent bit of buying). Now I'm not going to promise to craft only from my old fat-clothes, or to make something new every single day, like some awesome people. But I will try my best to make do with what I have, or with what I can find at thrift stores and on clearance racks. After all, there's no point in spending tons of cash on clothes that I'll just [hopefully] under-grow in another few months.
Behold, my latest creation! I found a Brendan Morrow (captain of the Dallas Stars) t-shirt at the thrift store for $1. Being the hockey fan I am, I knew I needed this shirt, but the collar was way too tight, and my head way too large as to make pulling it on and off a pain.
I started by cutting off the sleeves and then straight across the front and back, just below the collar. Then I used my seam ripper to poke little holes every half-inch all along the edge. I grabbed some black cotton yarn from my stash and my F hook, and got to crocheting. Single crochet around the whole thing stabilized the fabric, and on the second round, I skipped the underarm edges and chained 30 for each strap. A few more rounds of single crochet finished it off.
Now I have a cute summer tank to support my Stars, even in the off-season!
Look forward to more frequent posts soon, hopefully! I've made a lot of stuff recently, but I don't want to bombard you with all of it at once.