Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Week 57 …Something Different

They say that necessity is the mother of invention …well I think I have to agree.

There I was with a newish t-shirt … grease stained and determined to stay that way...hating the thought of throwing said garment away and thus resigned to it becoming yet another crafting item of clothing.

A creative light suddenly switched on …memories of the late 60’s and the amazing patterns created by dye and bleach sprang to mind …after all who would notice a grease mark amongst a busy design???.

Having no dye …or patience … to hand … I reached for the bleach …having already roughly prepared the areas with string. What fun I had …and the result …well its hard for it to go wrong really.

So … WOYWW …my NEW t-shirt

…well it’s the dinning room table as the table up stairs is covered in bits that are not mine….and here is a close up of one or the was the best shot I could get... sorry.

Now for the cat lovers …may I introduce Sayba…

.... a very shy lady who spends most of her time upstairs making herself comfortable on whoever’s bed has a space for her ….venturing down only to eat. If the house is quiet and the sun is streaming in, across the carpet down stairs, she might be spotted basking in its warm rays. When only a few weeks old she was named Saber by DS as we were convinced SHE was a HE and looked like a tiny tiger cub.When our error was discovered, we just changed the spelling....thus Saber became our beautiful Sayba.

I will be back to visit as many as I can over the next 3 days … managed to comment on about a hundred last week but actually visited everyone by the end of the weekend.

Take Care xx


Jocelyn said...

Love what you did with the turned out perfect!!! Great way to save a favorite piece of clothing!!!

Love your baby girl....we has the same problem with Miss Cosmo..we thought she was a boy also and's a we added the Miss to her name!!

Thanks for the wonderful comments that you leave for me...and yes I think you DO have a CRUSH on Hubby!!! I showed him your comment and he smiled and I saw a little blush...You made his day!!!

Love ya sweet friend!!!

Cardarian said...

Clever what you did with the shirt! Ha, ha I have a few stained tops I could make useful again with this method of yours!
Ohhhh Sayba is lovely!

Helen said...

Absolutely love that tshirt - you could take orders!!!
Ah yes, I know Norwood - and I used to go to school in Croydon (in fact was born in Norbury, which is close to both - what a small world!!) Thanks for dropping by again.

JoZart said...

love that top... just my colour and Sayba is so sweet. She's just like a female version of my gorgeous, but late, Dunthorne who lived to over 20.
Jo x

Sue said...

Hi Angie
oh wow your t-shirt looks brill, im lethal with a bottle bleach! gorgeous pussy cat, have good day, sue.x

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow your T-shirt is fantastic. Give Sayba a clap from me she looks like she is watching whats happening around her.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Angie, you are too funny. I just did a post on bleaching fabric. Of course, I cut/tore my fabric up to be used in craft projects. Really love the results you got, too. Happy WOYWW.

kayc said...

Love the shirt. Your cat is gorgeous! Kathleen x

Spyder said...

Love your T-shirt, I have done this but mine didn't come out as well as yours. I do have a few tops with bleach stains onthem already, just across the middle where I learn over the bleached sink! I don't think it will catch on

Chrissie said...

Very clever idea... quite right... who would be looking for a stain when there is that fab pattern to hold one's gaze!

Diane said...

Great idea, must give that a go next time I ruin a t shirt!

Wipso said...

Love the effects you've got with that T shirt. Your cat is really lovely.
A x

Twiglet said...

Well clever you - that T shirt is really great!

Morning's Minion said...

I am amazed at the idea of visiting 100 blogs!
I admire what you did with your shirt.
My son introduced me to a product called "Purple Power--usually available in automotive stores, but also to be found at Wal Mart which I think is similar to your Tesco. It takes out greasey stains and food smears--I often wreck clothes while cooking.
I dilute the stuff and spray it on stains--not nearly so creative as making a pattern with bleach.
What a dear, shy, little tiger you have!

craftytrog said...

Your tshirt looks fab Angie, great idea! Cute moggie too! x

Paula said...

very clever to give your Tee another lease of the colour.
And your puddy tat is a teddy bear!

Arkansas Patti said...

Clever idea with the bleach. Love the look.
May give it a try. Hope I don't end up with just holes.
Sayba is a doll. Cats really master the superior look don't they?

Sunshine Girl said...

Love teeshirt

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh genius with the tshirt! Fab colour too by the way. It's a standing joke in ourhouse that I'll throw something down my front at some stage every day - so damn annoyin on t shirts! Great idea Angie...particularly I love that you gathered no supplies - you just went for it. You and me - we'd be the goforit and chuck it if it doesn't work team!!

butlersabroad said...

Oh I just love tie dye!! I wear it ALL the time! I wore a (muted) tie dye top to work yesterday, and another one today!! Have a look at this post as I've even blogged about it before!!


Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the T Shirt...are you taking orders??

Sayba is beautiful.


Rachel said...

Angie, thanks so much for stopping by and helping kick me into action. I love your shirt. I'd like one in purple please!

As to your problem doodling on your canvas, why not create your Zentangle on paper like you said, and then use an image transfer technique to get it on your canvas. Let me know if you want some tips on that!

Thank you again for the encouragement.

Anneliese said...

wow .. that was a genius way to solve the t-shirt problem & it looks great ! Sayba is gorgeous, I miss not having my own cats anymore so love to see other peoples :D
Take care xx

Ann said...

Love the T-shirt Angie. Very cool colours.

The Knitting Ninja said...

Love the t-shirt - it turned out great! And the weird thing is, I read in a fashion magazine last week that tie dye is back in a big way. So you've also managed to make yourself the hippest nana going! Well down!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Angie, love the t-shirt :-) I often buy white ones to dye myself
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

PS love the colour :-)
Anne xx