T-Shirt Tote Bag Craft


Working as a teen librarian I get to come up with different program ideas that usually have to fit into a somewhat small budget. I saw the idea for making tote bags using old t-shirts on Pinterest and thought it would be the perfect project for my teens!

So easy...find a t-shirt that you no longer wear or pick one up at your local thrift shop, (which is what I did)...

and cut around the arms, neck and then cute fringe along the bottom of the t-shirt. Tie off ends of your cut pieces of fringe in a single knot, and then tie again, only this time tie the neighboring fringed piece with the other neighboring fringed piece so that you no longer see any little holes in the bottom of your bag.

For another variation of this project you could tie off your fringed ends on the inside of your bag. So fun and EASY!!

A Fun Scrappy Share!

Pretty pumped about discovering that I was the winner of the giveaway posted on Lisa Dickinson's blog the other day! Woot..woot! Super excited especially to get to play with the alphabet stamp set that was designed by none other than Lisa herself! Pretty cool...now if only my scrappy mojo would make itself known again, and SOON!

What is it that you do that helps to bring on your creative mood when it disappears? For me, I usually check out favorite scrappy blogs or Instagram accounts, print photos and get some REST!! I think that's my problem today, just too tired to feel it. 

Have a good night! Here's to a creative tomorrow...

Wild & Free | Scrapbook Layout


I got to take Zoey to her first real concert this past weekend. We saw Brett Dennen and Josh Ritter at Big Top Chautauqua. It was so much fun! She's thirteen now and finally getting into music and she knew both of these artists and liked them, so listening and getting to see them live was pretty darn cool for her and I both. Since coming home, I've observed that she has put their music on her playlist on Spotify. Makes my heart happy knowing that enjoying music and going to concerts is something we will be able to share now that she's older and more appreciative.

For this scrapbook layout I used mostly items from this month's Scrapbook Circle kit and some odds and ends I had in my stash. I created this with Shimelle Laine's 25 Days of Scrapbooking Challenges in mind too, I went with #9's challenge "Sing a Song" and thought it fitting.

And, for those of you that may be music lovers as well, here are two of our favorites from this weekend:

Watching Brett Dennen was a real treat! He was adorable, sat on a stool with bare feet and was just so real. Really enjoyed listening to him sing and talk! Zoey did too. Very refreshing and funny too!

Josh Ritter was pretty matter of fact and didn't chat much, but sounded amazing as well.

The two lined up together were a perfect duo for a well rounded concert. The intimate space and set up of the venue truly added to the experience. I told Zoey I had never been to a concert that was so intimate feeling. Pretty special.