Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Recycling

A year or so ago, I cleaned out Jonathan's T-shirt drawer. Now it was a very difficult task because Jonathan is the kind of kid that gets attached to his favorite clothes and won't let me throw anything away. So I had heard of someone making a memory blanket with old t-shirts and suggested this solution to him. He went for it and the shirts have been sitting in a bag for a very long time waiting to be assembled in a blanket. We finally got around to it last week and it turned out pretty cool. He loves it. The little navy blue pillow beside him was also made from a t-shirt and all the scraps that we had left over from cutting the shirts got stuffed inside the pillow as filling. We didn't waste one piece of fabric. It was a really fun project for both of us. Jonathan got to arrange the pieces just the way he wanted and he helped me run the sewing machine a little.

6 comments:

Adam and Stacy said...

That is so cute! What a neat idea. Adam has a quilt with all his mission ties. He loves it.

Dashley said...

IMPRESSIVE! I have been thinking of doing something similar to that with Marshall's bibs, but Derek reminds me we will have other children that will want use out of the bibs. One day... :)

Erin said...

So cool. I love T-shirt quilts! What a fun project...we will have to get together to sew sometime!

Lauren said...

That is such a great idea. I'll have to do that with baby clothes so i can remember the cute things jordyn and sydney wore.

Carrie Anne said...

what a great idea! love it!

heather said...

when did you start sewing woman? awesome.