Friday, November 15, 2013

t-shirt totebag


A few nights ago I was on a roll with the little half-sun cloth -- I sat at my sewing table under the OttLite and there was no stopping me. A moon joins the sun, the colors satisfy some craving I have inside of me lately.

I've pretty much left the bees alone this past summer. Last week I suited up to take a look and also slide one of the cozies into what would be considered attic space for us. They were very gentle and seem to be doing just fine without me. When it gets colder, we have another cozy to go over the top of the bee house but we're not quite there yet.

The black & bright floral of that inexpensive long-sleeved t-shirt is why I bought it in the first place, but it shrunk in length so much that I couldn't wear it anymore. I've been hanging onto it for a while now only because I love the colors so much -- and today it became useful once again. It's a t-shirt bag. I sewed up the bottom, cut out the neck and armholes, and there it is.

Happy weekending -- the full moon will grace us once again on Sunday. In that soft chair there will be evening cocktails, daytime bird-watching, anytime reading and music. And maybe some new knitting  -- I really like the wurm hat but haven't decided yet. xo


11 comments:

deanna7trees said...

good save on the t-shirt. i've made the ones that tie at the bottom but this type is probably sturdier. nice that the bees are so independent.

Peggy said...

Thanks, Deanna, that's exactly what it was -- a save. Good to hold knitting projects and other soft, light things. Yes, the bees don't really need much from me although I'll probably feed them again this winter, just in case.

Jeannie said...

Our local artist co op made shopping bags out of tees with the logo and they are fantastic for toting books back to the library or for projects. Your doll looks so happy sitting there. (I love the beaded loops in her hair.) Your sun/moon is beautiful! I had been wondering about the bees and if they were still happy. Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend. xo

Ms. said...

Me too==LOVE that t=shirt turned tote. and thanks for another wonderful wish for the full moon. I will follow the suggestions you offer with the comfy chair and such Sunday ease and pleasure. Just what's needed as I emerge from a short intense illness. Thank you for sending soup. It was delicious (I made a shitake mushroom broth in your honor, and to my great benefit)

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

I can't believe you said that about the Wurm. I am almost finished with one that I started yesterday! I recommend it. It is a fun hat and I enjoyed looking at all the color combos on Ravelry. I am sorting through different options for my next one. I love the position of the sun/moon circles.....

Peggy said...

Thanks, Jeannie -- that's actually a great idea for a business to do! Her hair was made following Tilda's directions, just looking at her makes a person happy. ;)

Peggy said...

Michelle, hope you're all better. Shitake mushroom broth is anti-viral, the perfect thing, indeed.

Peggy said...

Sara, oh good, I'm coming to visit you to see if you've posted your wurm yet!

Nancy said...

Does the moon wrap around to the back? Looks that way and I like it very much. Blue gal looks happy indeed hanging out in your nifty bag :)
Enjoy Moon Sunday!

Nat Palaskas said...

T-shirt bag, yes that's good way to recycled. Never have too many bag. Last night we were driving home and there it was, beautiful full moon shining on us. My thought went to you and your many moon cloths you have been making this year - Hugs Nat

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I love your Sun and stitched moon cloths. I miss making them.
Great recycled t-shirt bag.
We couldn't see the Full Moon again last night, had a terrible storm, we're still without power, but it was the perfect time for reading Norah Roberts new book Dark Witch by flashlight.