10.07.2008

Not Bad For 79 Cents

bye bye crown

I was thrilled when I found a long sleeve, brown t-shirt in my size on the clearance rack at the thrift store (yes, a clearance rack at the thrift store - sounds like an oxymoron). I especially loved the yellow stitching up the side seam, but I knew the crown had to go.

hello mushroom

A few square inches of fabric and a small struggle with the sewing machine and my mushroom tee was born. I believe I was inspired by our moist weekend - moisture always reminds me of mushrooms.

I proudly wore my mushroom tee to the library yesterday, but on my way out I passed a ginkgo tree and thought, doh! I could have put a golden ginkgo leaf over the crown! Ah, the blessing and curse of appliques - endless possibilities. I'll just have to find another t-shirt.

15 comments:

  1. I love the clearance rack at the thrift store - no joke- and that mushroom motif is darling. You are endlessly clever.

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  2. clearance racks at thrift stores rock! i got a new dress with tags still on it for $2.99!!!! love the app. by the way!

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  3. really really cute! I need to have more patience and start digging at the thrift store. Then I can be cool like you. :)

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  4. Oh, I love it. What a find!

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  5. That mushroom is the cutest! I have a love/hate relationship with ginkos. Sure, they're gorgeous. But DAMN they stink in the fall. (um, I got ginko crud on my shoe the other day. still a bit sensitive about the whole thing)

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  6. Yes, I sometimes get stuck because there are so many options with a given project! I agree, you'll have to find another shirt. Ginko leaves rock!

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  7. your pattern choice for the mushroom are so wonderful. I love applique too, so very satisfying.

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  8. I love the small applique idea...great choice!

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  9. cutest little mushroom-how creative of you!

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  10. ooh, yeah, the ginko would have been sweet. But your mushroom is super cute too!

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  11. I think the mushroom is great! How to you keep the edges of the fabric from fraying?

    Excellent find!

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  12. i love the quarter rack at our thrift store. i love your great idea,too! i often see things at the thrift store that are great...except for some ugly logo. now i know not to pass them up, simply cover them up with something cute!

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  13. FYI: the leaves are attractive, but female ginkgo trees drop small fruit with foul-smelling and mildly toxic skin that makes them smell like rancid butter or vomit.

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