Everyone has a collection of T-shirts, don't you? Ones that the kids have given you on special occasions or as souvenirs of their worldly travels? I've been on this t-shirt kick lately. I've decided I love the 20's flapper style clothes and thought I'd do me up a flapper t-shirt. Boy, did I get side tracked!
I asked my husband yesterday evening if he had any old t-shirts that he doesn't want or can't wear. He brings me 5 shirts. Of those 5 shirts, 3 are from our son. I'm thinking I can't destroy those memories, so... what shall I do with them.
Whelp, on our sofa my husband uses a pillow to put behind his head (yes, it's the reclining side) when he's watching television. I've had it covered with a pillow case, because I can change them like my mood. After staring at the t-shirts for like 20 minutes, waiting for my inspiration to come (which was quick compared to some times), it hits me! I will make him a pillow case for his "pilly". One of them is a camouflage pattern so that left me with 2 t-shirts to work with...perfect! Couldn't be easier!
I chop the fronts off of those babies and sew them up and wallah! He now has a perfect cover for his pilly! I'm thinking it would be an awesome Father's Day present...but, yeah... I could never have something so awesome hidden for so long.
T-shirts can't be worn everyday, but the pillow case can remind him every day of how much his children love him!!! Much better than a T-shirt don't you think?
|In the process of deconstruction...|
The final product for the Coolest Dad!!!
I bought this really cool book about three years ago for my niece and when I gave it to her, she gave it back to me with a big blah...she has aspbergers so her social skills aren't the best. Well lucky me, because it inspired me (okay has been staring at me since calling me, whispering "t-shirt" ever so lightly in my ear).
If you have mountains of or even just a few t-shirts, you should really check the book out... Generation T, 108 ways to transform a T-shirt by Megan Nicolay. I bought the Michaels edition for like $14.95 and I think I just made my money back! I'm sure Amazon has it...
Y'all have an awesome day and I'll catch ya on the flip flop!!!