Because I cannot keep up. The kid has grown again, and yes I know they are meant to, but geez...
After spending a small fortune on not very much at all, it was time for a stop gap measure. In other words, cheap. But not so nasty.
Usually I avoid Target like the plague, all those bright prints make me want to put on sunglasses, and most of the kids clothes look cheap. But a white t-shirt is a white t-shirt, inoffensive, and to be honest, at $4 a pop - slightly fabulous. I've bought these before and they really do last forever. Target outfits may look cheap, but they never fall apart, or go out of shape. Just like the ad says.
These are replacing size 4 tees from a couple of years back (yes, the kid is small, and they do kinda still fit). I made a few to match the Oliver and S skirts I made.
These have been made to wear with denim jeans, skirts and long blue shorts, perhaps teamed with a cute pair of espadrilles or converses.
It's a bit hard to see the detail here, but the red is a crocheted heart. I used this pattern, a 2mm hook and DMC Babylo cotton. These hearts are so easy to whip up, and they've decorated letters, envelopes and even my bike. Believe it or not, the envelope arrived intact after travelling halfway across the world.
The next one was trimmed with a simple ribbon sewn on with that invisible thread that I both love and hate, then tricked up with a twisty flower and felt leaves. It attaches with a brooch pin so the tee can be washed without fear of the brooch disintegrating. Because I'm lazy, the flower is pretty much held together with hot glue, and I'm sure it wouldn't like being washed, dried, washed, dried.
The third one with the rosette though is sewn on. I've used acrylic yarn, and I figured that if it does get a bit out of shape , it was only $4, and I can always make another. I kind of made the pattern as I went along, have a go, it's pretty basic to work out. If I make another though, I might extend the ribbony bits a little more, they kinda seem a bit short I think.
And here's what I started last night. Not sure what purpose they will serve, but I really like those colours. Not the most economical way to buy your wool, but those little skeins that are meant for tapestry are perfect for small projects. You'd hardly crochet a scarf that way, but the colour range is huge. I think I will get about three flower from three skeins, so really, 75cents isn't too bad. I'm thinking perhaps thankyou cards, or maybe Christmas cards...
And a question. Can someone explain scribd to me in 25 word or less? I seem to have somehow joined (not sure how), and subscribed (again not sure how).