It was strange going through a dead person’s clothes. Especially since I knew him. I hadn’t seen him for quite a while, so all the memories I have of him are from elementary school. He died young. I gathered his old clothes and comforter from his mother and told her I would make a memory quilt. My favorite part of the whole piece is that his comforter is used as the stuffing for the quilt. So, most of the quilt is “made of him.”
I know it’s only a quilt and it doesn’t change the fact that he’s gone and he left too soon. I hope as time passes it will become a reminder of good memories instead of a painful loss.
I love to make t-shirts and have decided to give a couple of my ideas a try. I have attempted quite a few times to go the regular route of screen printing. What I mean is, UV sensitive goop that you put on a screen that has a transparency taped to it that will magically appear on your screen after you let it sit in the sun for a particular amount of time. It was a nightmare for me and I never liked the results. Funny considering I love the dark room. But, that’s beside the point.
What I have enjoyed is using ModgePodge to make my own glue-painted screens, if you will. I have to give a BIG THANK YOU to craftgrrl for her awesome tutorial. It is a great deal more fun for me and saves money too!
What I am also having a great time doing is finding tremendous deals on gently used clothing to use as my t-shirts. It is cheaper and more challenging for me. Sometimes the material sparks a new design.