work around

Last night, I had finished sewing a little tree onto a soft jersey t-shirt when I noticed that there was a big hole in the arm pit. It wasn't repairable since the hole was in the fabric rather than in the seam. It was the end of a long wonderful day, my feet hurt, and it made me frustrated to see my little design attached to a shirt with nowhere to go. It's funny because I think if it had been earlier in the day, I would have been perfectly fine with leaving it for later, but there was something unsettling about going to bed just after discovering a mistake. So, before stopping for the night, I turned my problem t-shirt into a little wall hanging for Mouse's room.

I carefully cut a rectangle around the design and hemmed the top and bottom. This morning, Mouse and I went for a walk in the woods and found two slender twigs to place into the top and bottom of the hanging, and I used embroidery thread as the hanger.

I love the soft and sweet way it hangs. Not only was a defunct t-shirt turned into something new, but I am now inspired to create more of these little fabric wall hangings.

xo e


  1. Very cute! I love how creative you are. You're very inspirational!

  2. Nice! And way to roll with it and create something new... At first glance it reminded me of one of those bags that you keep your clothespins in... Nice shop too!

  3. yay! you are a lemonade from lemons kind of a girl. lovely. xo

  4. Trees. . . you can't go wrong with trees.