I feel a little strange posting this DIY today.
At the beginning of last week I was really feeling pretty overwhelmed. Sometimes I think motherhood seems to come with so many "have-to's", even if really aren't "have-to's" at all. Mom guilt is REALLLL people. And sometimes, when my kids seem to have a constant "to do" list for me that seems totally not manageable, and Pinterest seems like a neverending "to do" list, I just have to step back and remind myself that "I am enough," and that what I'm doing for my kids is enough too.
It doesn't matter that on most days the house isn't clean and on most days I give my kids some paper and markers to draw with instead of some pre-planed great craft. Sometimes I just step back and say these things aren't the important stuff. And I make it my motto for the week.
That was where I was at last week. Maybe I won't even blog, I thought. But then I go and made this shirt. For red, white, and blue day at school. Totally not following my motto for the week. I could have just made her wear a plain red shirt...but I decided to transform it anyway!
And sure it came together in less than an hour. Honestly it look longer to write the whole post up. But still, I'm' a little bit mad at myself. Every single time I decide I'm just going to step back and do less...I don't.
But here's the thing. I always seem to over look the fact that making things is sometimes therapy all in itself. Some people relax by running a mile. Other people watch TV or read a great book. I like to make things.
So if you're me, and thing that making a patchwork sleeved shirt is something you'd enjoy, then keep reading on for the complete how-to! It comes together really easily because you just use a little bit of scrap fabric, some elastic, and a plain T shirt!
Let's get started: