A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth.Thomas S Monson
A few weeks ago while wandering around blogland I saw this adorable
idea on the DIYdish. It's a cute scarf made out of an old T shirt. It's lightweight
and can be made in springy colors to match the season.
First you take an old shirt that you won't mind cutting up.
Draw some circles on it. This was a size large and I was able
to make 3 circles on the front and 3 on the back.
My most excellent pattern was a paper plate.
This does not have to be very neat, just cut away.
Then spiral cut the circle. It doesn't have to be precise. Again, just cut away.
Give it a gentle pull to straighten out the spiral into a long strip.
You could use fabric glue to glue the strips together (3 on one side, 3 on the other) but I just stitched them together with my sewing machine. Go Here if you want to get a coherent tutorial on how to assemble this scarf!
I decided to make a couple to give away and one to keep for myself.
This is how they're supposed to look when they're finished.
The DIY dish has a couple of other easy scarves to make. So go over and take a look.
In the past couple of months I've added a few dishes to my ever growing collection.
These adorable Johnson Brothers dinner and salad plates...
And these plain white dishes found at the Dollar Store... (I saw them last spring and went home to think about whether I should buy them or not, and when I went back for them a few days later they were all gone.)
I love white dishes. They look good with just about anything. Love them at Christmas with a red and white checked tablecloth or for Easter dinner with pastel linens.