Thursday, June 3, 2010

Guess I'm in a blue mood

As the warmer weather approaches, then leaves again, and comes back for a day, only to be scared away by torrential rain, I find myself pulling out shorter sleeved shirts from my closet.
Like this dark blue one, with half length sleeves, perfect for not quite so warm days, but sunny days nonetheless. The only problem with it - it was kind of plain.

So I stenciled it, using a lace paper doily.

A couple of dabs of white fabric paint and a few smudges later I had this:

Also, i finally finished the crochet bag I started ages ago. This was mostly improvised, I started with a pattern, then I messed up, and gave up on the pattern, slip stitched the bottom shut and added the flap for closure.

I'll probably need to line it, because it stretches like crazy.

And here's a blurry shot of me wearing it. The strap is long enough for the bag to go across my chest. The bag itself is 18 cm wide and 24 cm long (yes, it stretched way too much under the weight of my wallet and cellphone - in retrospective, I should have seen it coming.).


  1. You did an amazing job with that shirt! I would appreciate some close-ups of the stenciled part, but it looks perfect!

    Lining the bag helps a little. Lining the bag AND the strap helps a little more. I know you know this and I know it's a pain in the back to line bags, but it does improve both their functionality and the appearance.

  2. Majica je odlično ispala, a torbu kao što Miša kaže postavi, manje će se tegliti.

  3. stvarno si u plavoj fazi - pazi a te ne ulovi blues!
    Stvarno mi se sviđa ideja za osvježenje majice!
    nadam se da češ kao postavu plavoj torbi izabrati ultra žive boje - ja bih!

  4. Majica jako lijepo izgleda, vrlo zgodna ideja. Mislim da je zahvalnije raditi torbe od nekih materijala koji nisu podložni rastezanju, iako je s njima manje ugodno raditi. Morala bih potražiti link jednog engleskog online dućana koji prodaje jako lijepa prediva baš za torbe. Sve ako i nisi zadovoljna torbom, nešto si naučila u njenoj izradi, tako da kako god okreneš na dobitku si :-)

  5. @ misha: Here's the stencil close-up. It's far from perfect. That's why I took the photo from a distance. Strategy ;)