I have been so busy lately getting ready for the Love to Learn Conference and the Live and Learn Conference. But I still manage to carve out a little time for my create outlets. I blogged a bit about the T shirts my boys decided to get rid of. As they were sitting there on the floor I was trying to think of a way to recycle them into something other than rags. I started cutting and cut myself some "yarn". I just trimmed off the bottom hem, then started cutting 1/4-1/2 inch spirals up the body of the T-shirt, and ended when I reached the arms. So each shirt created a good sized ball of yarn. I knotted each ball together as I crocheted and came out with this lovely bag.
I used on of my sons button up, dragon shirts for the liner. Just sewed up the buttons, used one of the short sleeves as a pocked. For my bag it worked out just the right size if I cut the shirt off just under the arms and sewed across that cut. I use the bottom 1/2 of the shirt for the liner. Just sewed it into my bag. Added a button from my mom's button collection.
I love this bag. Love the colors. Any of you from previous Live and Learn Conferences will recognize the tie died blue T shirts in there, I think they were from the St Louis conference. The colors remind me of one of my favorite places, the ocean. Think I will try it out tonight for MNO.