I made a t-shirt for last Christmas for my sweetie. It read “I geek banjos”, the phrase was explained in this post, when I was still working on it. Sadly, after one washing, the t-shirt was too small to be comfortable wearing. I spent a long time stenciling that shirt, I wasn’t about to throw it in the donation pile! So this Christmas it is being gifted to him, again, as a throw pillow:
Yes, I believe you can give the same gift twice, if it’s altered in between, right?!? He’s getting a Kindle, too, so he isn’t exactly deprived… The border and backing are this, BeBop by P & B Textiles:
Appropriate fabric, given that he owns and plays quitars, banjos and mandolins. It was a day for sewing pillows, I guess, made a pillowcase for a Christmas gift as well, out of some sassy cowgirl fabric that was gifted to me a last year:
Not too many handmade gifts this year, but it was a relief not to feel the pressure of getting a bunch of items made by Christmas! Maybe next year, I’ll start early and make something for everyone on the list. Then again…
Then again… you'll be planning a big wedding, won't you?
Nice stuff! The baby quilt, the pillows. You've been busy at the machine. Your new Janome?
Have a very merry Christmas.
love that you rescued the tee shirt and recycled iut. The pillowcase is pretty cool too. I admit I didn't make anything handmade this year.
I think the pillow is an even more fabulous gift than the t-shirt Doris!! And talk about perfect fabric for the border!
Sassy cowgirl is right – interesting dreams will come from sleeping on that pillowcase!
Merry Christmas Doris!
what a great way to selvage the shirt!! that's a great fabric to accompany it.