I've been loving all of the Alabama Chanin inspired projects popping up around the blogosphere, but one in particular really caught my eye. Lettergirl's skirt over at Rich Inner Life, found via Craft Gossip. Oh my. As I read through the post, the phrase "mother is the necessity of invention" led me to think of the expression "make do". Then I added a period after each word and changed the phrase into something entirely different - two of my favorite verbs. Make. Do.
I knew immediately I had to reverse applique this phrase on something. In the spirit of making do, I decided to cut into two t-shirts bound for donation and make a dish towel. Funny thing about t-shirts - they typically get stained on the front, but the backs are in perfectly good condition.
An afternoon of stitching later I had a new favorite dish towel, and a constant reminder in my kitchen to make do and make. do.
I picked up a few more t-shirts on the 3 for $1 rack at the thrift store and made another dish towel, this one for a friend who was kind enough to loan us some chicken feed when we ran out.
I'm tempted to spend the rest of my crafty days making dish towels out of t-shirts. One can never have enough dish towels, can they? But alas, I've already been inspired to make something else. Have you seen the slippers over at Infusion Fibers Etsy shop? I think I'm going to cut into some wool and make myself a pair. It's in the forties here and my feet are a little chilly. I can make and do something about that.