I’ve finished a few more little recycled t-shirt birds. This is one of my favorite, she took a little more time to make. I started with the t-shirt ribbons I described on my old post about cutting down a t-shirt. This sweet little pink bird was made of some smaller strips and I thought it would be interesting to straight stitch the ribbons down over the bird form.
I love the little flowers on the side of her. These flowers are made of some frayed scraps and a little embroidery floss. I thought I’d try to start stitching names on them as well. This one is ‘heart’.
I’m really addicted to cutting down t-shirts, and now when my own shirts accidentally (really it was an accident) get bleach on them I am not as disappointed about the whole thing. OK, it does take a little bit before I see that this is a recycling opportunity, but really it doesn’t become the fit of pique where I chuck the ruined stuff into the garbage anymore… does that mean I’m growing as a person? Ha ha ha… we’ll see.