To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another new to me.

The Cotton Friend books are my new best friend. Well, let's just say I really like them, especially when I combine the projects with a little bit of embroidery work. haha....I just sort of whipped this up on Tuesday.

See, I was clearing out clothes for the March challenge of Reduce Clutter-Create Space when I found 2 t-shirts with advertising on them that had never been worn. They went straight to the donation pile with nary a thought from me until I started browsing through the Cotton Friend books again. I saw a hat that I thought would be fun to wear while paddling and I immediately thought of those perfectly good t-shirts. I wouldn't wear them because of the advertising, but the bottoms were in perfect condition to be remade into the hat. Yep, got out the scissors and went snip, snip, snip. But really, what's a paddling hat without a little embroidery?

So, a couple hours later....voila! Me, sporting a brand new hat....

and I consider it free because I didn't pay for the shirts. Woo Hoo! Goody, now wear it this Saturday when we go paddling.


  1. so so so cute! i have to see if my library has this book! is that you, lily? you are too darn young to have a grown son! you look 25!
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