I love being crafty and re-using items, however working full-time means that I rarely have enough time to do projects. I recently completed a small project that turned out very nice.
My daughter loves giraffes. Her lovie is a giraffe, and this has has lead to a proliferation of giraffes in our house: stuffed animals, little statues, books... you name it. She received a giraffe shirt as a gift, and it was an instant favorite to wear. However, recently she's been having another growth spurt and that giraffe shirt looks more like a belly shirt!
Daddy mentioned that the shirt was getting too small for her one day, and we saw a look of horror in her eyes.
"No! Don't get rid of my giraffe shirt!" She pleaded.
I suddenly imagined this ever increasing pile of too-small but well-loved clothing that I could not pry from my daughter's grip.
So, I bought a small pillow, chopped off the arms of the shirt, and sewed the arm and head holes shut.
Voila! Giraffe shirt becomes giraffe pillow!
I added a few iron-on hearts because my daughter loved this shirt so much that it acquired some nail polish. The hearts are just a disguise.