Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Thrift Store T-Shirts To Fireman Hoodie

It has been a good run over at So You Think Your Crafty. Now it is time to say a sweet and loving good-bye.

It is kind of bittersweet for me because I did think I would get farther in the contest and I thought this shirt I made for C2 was awesome,  but at the same time I might not be a crafty contest girl?

I don't mean that completely, I am up for a good craft challenge, but entering my first crafting contest and having it run during Stashbusting September kid of killed me. I had a hard time because while I knew what projects were coming up during the month I didn't want to stock up on supplies the day before Stashbusting September came. It felt kind of like cheating or something (although I did get my dollar store supplies at the end of August, because honestly I never shop at dollar stores)

I might have sounded snobby saying that I don't shop at Dollar stores, like I am above them or something, but the fact of the matter is I prefer to get things from Goodwill or a garage sale whenever possible.  There is something so romantic to me about things that have already been used and loved. They have a history.

So while I didn't make it to the next round I did want to share the project that I was sent home for.

I started out with a pile of T-shirts I bought on dollar day at Goodwill.

My little guy was in desperate need of a few new shirts for fall so I decided to cut these shirts up to make something that would fit him.

So I laid out one of his favorite old hoodies, cut up four different shirts, and started sewing.

Here he is "not" modeling his new shirt.

It has a pocket in front to hide treasures, a hood to keep him war, and apparently it is perfect for a day on the town eating frozen yogurt.

Please continue to pop on over to see what these contestants continue to make.  It is sure to be a good season and there are some really talented ladies out there.



Michelle L. said…
It IS awesome, Robin! And I loved your photos of him in it, too! Congrats on a great run in the competish - it's an honor to be there at all, ya know!!!
Robin Ange said…
Always an honor to just get in!
I think it's a fab hoodie. The yellow pocket and hood make the colours in the body of the shirt stand out.
Zoe said…
It is an awesome project and you did really well to get in the competition. It would be hard to do it during Stashbusting September- just limits your options for projects!!
Anonymous said…
This hoodie is great! I totally agree with your sentiments toward Dollar Stores. I never shop at them either. Garage sales and thrift stores are much more my style too. Keep up the good work and happy Stashbusting!
Robin Ange said…
You guys are all so sweet. Thanks for the compliments and check out the awesome crafts they did this week during the knock-off competition. I love the anthro inspired duvet cover. I might just try to make one.
irisgripri said…
Hoodies look great -- isn't that the pattern from Lil Boo Blue?

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