Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Alteration, a RAK and a Blog Award

It's the Victoria Day holiday here so it's taken me only seven hours to finish this post. :Þ In my rare bit of spare time, I managed to do another alteration for my son because he loves certain images too much to part with. (You can see the previous one HERE.) He has a hard time when the seasons change and he can't wear the clothes that he's grown to love. This top was a gift from my sister but it was the wrong style for the wrong season at the wrong age so he never got to wear it. Sometimes that happens, right? My son loves his construction vehicles so I had to cut this one off the original Carter's sleepwear and put it in a BabyGap t-shirt he can enjoy wearing this spring and summer.

This:

And this:

Became this!

Next up is a card from my long-time friend, Bonita. I think Bonita has a ton more craft supplies than I do but she doesn't have a blog or a gallery. Can you believe it? I think work like this should be out there for all of us to enjoy! After months and months of trying to convince her to start a blog, Bonita says she's working on one. Even I had never seen her work 'til she sent me this card. Isn't it amazing? I hope you get your blog up soon, Bonita!! I think more than a few of us will be excited to see more of your work!

Last, but not least, Priscilla gave me The Versatile Blogger Award just over a week ago and I'm delighted to accept it. Thank you, Priscilla! I supposed to tell you seven things about myself and then pass the award on to 15 bloggers. I think I've done so many of these surveys that you all know a lot about me already. If you want to ask me something, here's your chance! You can ask me just about anything and I'll provide you with answers in a future post. ;) As for passing on the award, I've tried to spread the love to various readers in the past. Some people (like me) love these blog awards and others don't care for them. I personally love them because it's like getting recognized by my peers. Here are some newer-to-me blogs that I love going to, whose writers visit me often and have never received a blog award from me (yes, I keep a list because I'm anal organized that way):

Anita Rex
Emily Keaton
Heather
Helle
Isha Gupta
Jane Beljo
Jessi Fogan
Jocelyn Olson
Judith Gowdy
Lai-Yoke
Lisa Alonzo
Pauline Pollington
Shauna K.
Tammy Hobbs
Tiffany Ervin

If you haven't been to these wonderful blogs, I suggest you check them out! I'll be back a little later with a card! :)

25 comments:

Julie Hoffman said...

Adorable shirts Emily! Love your friend Bonita's card...beautiful! Had to LOL at your comment about keeping a list of people you gave blog awards to...sounds like something I'd do...LOL...because I'm organized too!

BabyBokChoy said...

Girlfriend, are you ever full of BRILLIANT ideas??!! Thanks for finding a butt load of things my mother can be doing for the summer, you are DA BOMB!!!

and that card is too! sweet!!!

Jen W. said...

How funny - I just posted some RAK I received too! Great minds... Love your altered t-shirts. Your little man is one stylin' dude! I'm the same with the blog awards - I try to give them to different people each time - gotta spread the love! Speaking of which I'm gonna check out a few of these as jocelyn is the only one I visit regularly. Later, gator! :)

Lisa said...

Love how you have recycled his clothing, Emily- fantastic idea. Why can't I ever think of things like that? So simple....
Thank you so much for the mention- for stopping by my blog, and your sweet comments! I feel honored to be a part of your list- some pretty fine company! You really made my day :)

Angela said...

Love the shirt transformation -- I wish I still had some old favorites to give that treatment to! Hooray for Bonita starting a blog -- her card is great! And perfect for this year, too.

Here's my question: how on earth do you stay so dang organized? I can't ever give blog awards because I'd never be able to keep track of them all like you :)

Jocelyn said...

First of all, a super big thank you for the shout out! It super sweet of you to think of me. I'm new to these things...am I supposed to do something now? LOL!

The t-shirt--brilliant! When I saw the shirt, I had a "why didn't I think of that?" moment. Great idea!!

Bonita's card is beautiful and artsy. I hope she starts her blog soon--I'd love to see her other work!

Emily Keaton said...

Hi Emily! What a great repurposing of an adorable applique on that shirt for your son. A super idea! And thanks for sharing Bonita's card--her creation is fantastic. Finally, how sweet of you to gift me with the Versatile Blogger Award. I'm so flattered. Thank you!!!

Helle said...

Thank you so much for the super award, it made my day!!!!:) i really love your blog and your work, its very inspiring!

Rachel B said...

What a great idea to put the construction truck on his current shirt! I will have to try that. Your card is very cute with the little doll.

Jay Gee said...

Emily you are a woman of many talents :) Love the t-shirt and thanks so much for the award, so sweet of you to think of me.

Jennifer said...

LOVE what you did with your son's shirt!! I have NO sewing skills )= Very sweet card from your friend and congrats on the blog award!!!

Jane said...

LOVE the shirt!!! Thanks for the blog award!! :)
xo

mustavcoffee said...

Fantastic alterations Emily, well done you and a happy boy, double whammy:0) xxx

lynn said...

what a great mom! and you do such an awesome job with his shirts!
bonita's card is darling!

Shauna K said...

loving the shirt! such a great idea :D Awww and thank you dear!! I'll post it to my blog soon :D *huggs*

AnitaRex said...

Hi Emily what a cute shirt! Such a great idea to do that! I love Carters clothes but I have to go to the US to get them, I love all the play dresses they have for girls and when hubby is down there I phone and put stuff on hold and make him stop in! Thank you for the blog award, your sooo sweet! :> I so enjoy coming to your blog! I hope to be able to do it this week, busy getting ready for a garage sale!

Erin said...

You are the greatest Mom ever to remake your son's shirt! He's a lucky guy :)

onecraftymama said...

Emily, thank you so much for the blog award! I think I actually made a big noise, since I scared the cat...I'm so tickled! There are a few new names to me, and some that I realize I tagged also - great minds think alike?

Love the shirt idea - I wish I had thought of that when the boys were younger & still had cute clothes~!

Lindsey said...

Now it will probably be weeks before you can get your hands on that shirt to throw it in the wash! :P Very cute. Bonita's card is beautiful! And now I have a few new-to-me blogs to check out...

Alice Wertz said...

love how you altered the t-shirts! that's an awesome idea! and wow! the card from Bonita is amazing! love the background she created. sure hope she has her blog set up soon!

Meg said...

Too cute! I wonder if I can do this with my big-girl clothes. :)

walchowDesign said...

Finally, I can comment on your blog, Emily! Clever idea to transform the t-shirt! Thanks for the blog award and am so honoured! I've put it on my blog already, do drop by!

Angie said...

What a spectacular idea for little boy shirts. I will definitely be doing that with a few. I was thinking of turning some into a quilt for my son - but this is a much better plan, that I actually might finish!! Thank you!

Pauline said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me Emily, you are so kind!!

Wow your son's t-shirt looks great with the rescued tractor! A wonderful way to rescue beloved items of clothing!

Thank you again for my blog award xxx

Heather said...

Love the shirts, wish I was as handy with a needle as you are, my little ones would look so much cooler!

Thanks for the mention. I really appreciate all the kindness you have shown me :)