Links to the Past

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  • Jess from Bookworms and Dresses posted this personality test and it is really cool! I loved learning about my type, which fits me to a tee (tea? T? What kind of t-word goes here?!?!?) and it was equally fun to learn about the other personality varieties. I am an INFJ type, which is apparently rare (according to their site, less than 1% of the population!). The basic description is, “Quiet and mystical, yet very inspiring and tireless idealists”. What type are you?
  • One of my favorite YouTubers (and you know, a fabulous artist!), Mary Doodles posted this Alice In Wonderland vid. I just love all her stuff. I highly recommend looking at her 21 Darth Vaders video – so great!


  • Jessica from The Pyreflies had a great post about photo backgrounds. I always try and take nice pictures, but I’d never really put too much thought into the background; it’s usually just my table or desk! I’ll definitely be trying to switch it up.
  • While I don’t have an iPhone (nothing against them, it’s a money thing for me and when I got a smartphone I went for the cheapest option!) I am soooo envious of the camera for the iPhone 6. Especially in comparison to all the previous iPhones.

This week’s fanart features the big ole baddie from the Legend of Zelda series – Ganondorf! I love the lighting in this piece – so well done.

Brought to you by Deviant-artist d-torres.

T-Shirt Quilt Beginnings

I have a habit of hanging on to old graphic tees once they either get ripped, don’t fit anymore, fall apart, or I just retire them from my wardrobe. For the last few years they’ve been sitting in the bottom of my steamer trunk taking up space. When looking for craft things to do the other day I finally decided to cut them into squares for an eventual t-shirt quilt. I did a little reading online beforehand to see if there were any particular tips that were important but the only constant I found was keeping your shirt squares the same size (a conclusion I had already come to on my own). So here’s what I did.


First I gathered supplies, which consisted of my fabric scissors, some chalk, and this big rectangular scrapbook paper box to use as my outline for the shirt squares (well, shirt rectangles technically).


Then I put the box inside the shirt, lined it up how I wanted, and traced the outline of the box onto the shirt with the chalk.


Slightly hard to see, but there’s the chalk outline on the shirt.


Then I cut it in beautiful straight  wibbly wobbly lines, which is alright because the seams will be straight when I sew them together and that’s what matters!

Then I just repeated for the fifteen or so shirts I had left so I ended up with a bunch like this, as you may have seen in a previous post.


I’m not planning on doing a full size bed quilt, I just want to make a throw for the living room. I need about ten more shirts and then I’ll be ready to start sewing!

Have you ever made a t-shirt quilt, or any quilt? Any tips or tricks to share? I’d love to hear them!

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