Upcycled t-shirt into a bracelet

I have a bunch of old t-shirts that I’ve had since high school. Why do I still have them? Don’t ask. Just don’t. But alas they are not really wear-able anymore because they are so worn down and mis-shapen {due to, well, umm, time… and the fact that I wore many of them during pregnancy, thanks to the fact that I never got big enough for those tent-like maternity shirts to be worn comfortably. I loved my bella band}.

I saw this tutorial from V and Co. a while ago and have wanted to try it ever since… and finally, I did.

I didn’t buy jersey knit material. I took one of those totally mis-shapen, not-even-good-enough-for-good-will t-shirts, started at the bottom, and cut the entire thing into one terribly long 1-in wide strip, and then followed the directions Vanessa has here, for the 2-fingers bracelet.

No pictures of the process here, folks. Head on over to her site :)

Now I just need to figure out what to do with the rest of this t-shirt. I highly suggest that if you make this, make it a girly craft night, because you’ll likely have enough fabric from one t-shirt to make several of these!


faith… and a bird’s nest

“Begin to believe, and hold on to it steadfastly, that He has taken that which you have surrendered to Him. You positively must not wait to feel either that you have given yourself, or that God has taken you. You must simply believe it, and reckon it to be the case.”

~Hannah Whitall Smith {The Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life}

It seems that God is weaving this theme into my heart… the one of trusting even when I don’t feel like I am. The one of trusting Him more than I trust myself, or even more than I trust my ability to trust in Him fully.

On another note, I have built a bird’s nest… with wire and beads and a jump ring, and this tutorial by Sarah Ortega. It just needs a chain…

This bird’s nest is inspected and approved by my Eli.

It might have even been taste-tested if mama hadn’t ruined the fun.

Update: I just had to make another… so I did, during Eli’s nap… and even found a chain in my jewelry box…

Psst, Friday Sneak Peek-ers… in case you wondered, I got a little bit more done on the kitchen art :)