Monthly Archives: March 2011

4 Ways to Keep Your T-Shirts from Fading

t-shirt image

Keep That T-Shirt Looking New

T-shirts are a wonderful form of self-expression.  In fact it would be difficult to find a better way to make a fashion statement than wearing your favorite t-shirt.  However, there’s one drawback to wearing t-shirts – they tend to fade very quickly. Continue reading


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How to Design Your T-Shirts with Fabric Paint

T-Shirt with Free-hand Paint Design

Free-hand Painting

When it comes to t-shirt design it’s difficult to beat the simplicity of fabric paint.  Since fabric paint comes in such a wide variety of finishes finding the finish to fit your creative mood is easy! Continue reading

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5 Ways to Save Money on Dog Care

Shopping for Dog Supplies

Going Shopping

Having a dog can be a rewarding experience.  Not only do they help us to feel safe but dogs are fun and affectionate.  However, if you’re not careful, being a dog owner can be an expensive commitment.

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the financial burden of dog ownership and we’ll be covering five of them in this post. Continue reading


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Doggie Craft: How to Make a Doggie Tutu

Doggie Tutu

Doggie Tutu

Now that spring has arrived we’d like to do something that’s sure to put a big smile on your face and your cute little four legged friend’s face too.  So today we’re showing you a doggie tutu project that we’ve recently completed.  This should be a really fun way to add that extra bounce to your princess’s step this spring.


The great thing about this project is that it’s easy to make.  The idea is to take something that can be found in your local dollar store or department store (a princess skirt) and using it to add some flair to your doggie’s outfit. Continue reading


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Stencil Design T-Shirt Craft

Stencil T-Shirt Craft

Stencil T-Shirt Craft

This post is for anyone who’s inspired by t-shirt design.   The inspiration for this t-shirt design project came from Ucreate.

In our project we took one of our baby t-shirts and added an image of a skate boarder to the front of it using a stencil.  As it turned out the project was relatively simple and only took 30 minutes – 25 minutes of which was spent cutting the stencil. Continue reading


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T-Shirt Quilts: Retire Your Old Tees in Style

T-Shirt Quilt

T-Shirt Quilt - Image by Anne Norman

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of your old t-shirts that are hanging out in the closet? You know…the tees that you still love but aren’t exactly comfortable wearing out of the house anymore. Mom would tell you to make them into dust rags but somehow that just doesn’t do justice to your favorite vintage t-shirts. Well, here’s a suggestion for you – take your old t-shirts and turn them into a quilt.

The idea behind this craft is that it’s a nice way to hold on to your old tees and memories by sewing them together into a t-shirt quilt. Continue reading


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St. Patrick’s Day History

Chicago River Goes Green - St. Patrick's Day

Chicago River Goes Green - Image by Celikins

St. Patrick’s Day is regarded as one of the world’s most festive annual holiday celebrations.  To many people St. Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland. Although the details surrounding St. Patrick’s birthdate aren’t 100% certain it’s generally accepted that St. Patrick was born to noble parents in Britain, as Maewyn Succat, sometime around the year 387 A.D. Continue reading

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