Wednesday, September 16, 2009

T-Shirt Uses

As you may know by now, I have made the decision to cut back on a lot in my life. This includes the amount of clothing I have (which is entirely too much). The most difficult to part myself with are my Wizard Rock and other awesome HP related t-shirts. But I have so many. And I only wear some of them on any kind of regular basis. So why do I have them, I keep asking myself.

So I went through most of my t-shirts (only missed a few as they were in a different location at the time) and made two piles outside of the closet. In the closet, I'm keeping. Outside the closet are the random shirts/articles of clothing I'll be donating to the local Salvation Army and a separate pile of all my HP and Wrock shirts that I've had trouble getting rid of but don't wear for one reason or another. But I don't want to just donate them. I want them to come to more immediate use.

Here are my ideas: take pictures of the shirts I'm getting rid of and offer them to whoever wants to pay shipping and/or take a select number of them and cut them up, turn them into sort of canvas/reusable bag, get that bag signed by Wrockers at Wrockstock and auction it off for the HPA.

Maybe I can do both? Make the bag and offer out the rest of the shirts that didn't get cut up to go into the bag?

What do you all think? I'd love to hear opinions!


  1. Anna (The Grey Ladies)September 16, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    I like the idea of doing both! The bag would be a lovely way of donating to charity, plus someone gets a really awesome bag out of it! =D Let me know what you decide, luv!


  2. You could always cut them up and turn them into a quilt for yourself. Or even a quilt to auction off for the HPA or something. Just an idea. ^_^

  3. You know, I've considered the quilt idea, but I know that I haven't got the talent for such a task. I think I'll barely be able to pull off the bag idea, and that's considering I'm planning on getting a canvas bag and essentially just covering it in my cut-outs... Yeah, I'm lame and not as crafty as I'd like to be. :P

  4. Making a quilt isn't that difficult. If you go online, there are lots of tutorials and videos explaining step by step what to do. All you really need is thread and a sewing machine. And if you don't have a sewing machine you can get one for $15-$30 at Walgreens.

  5. My mom has a sewing machine and that'd be fine... but I still wouldn't trust myself to make a quilt worth having. XD

    If, when I get to the point where the making of *something* is impending and the quilt idea seems plausible, I will do it with you as my inspiration!

  6. Hey-hey Dinah!
    Look at me, Dinah!

    I know how to quilt. And make purses. And make quilted purses.
    If you'd like, I would happily take your wizrock shirts and make a quilted wizrock messenger bag for you.

    Just saying.

  7. OoooOOOoooOOoooh!!!

    The only thing is I'd have to have it ready to take with me to Wrockstock at the beginning of November (in order to get it signed, etc.)

    Is this possible? If you came up to see Dr. Horrible this weekend or next weekend, I could get the shirts to you then and go from there....

  8. Perhaps you could get them signed in shirt form first?
    Though, to be honest, I do really want an excuse to make the drive to go see Doctor Horrible.

  9. Isn't Dr. Horrible excuse enough? Besides... I have the vain hope that Joss Whedon will show up with Felicia Day in tow because that's how my brain works... somehow. XD

  10. Ha!
    So, I just talked to my mom, the master quilter, she's totally down with making the quilted bag happen. Also, I'm looking at my money arrangements for going to Chico, even if for just a night. =D

  11. Okay, so if you want a little help with the financial getting here, I can definitely do that. Maybe half the cost of your gas? A little more if it's cheap.

    And I can comp you into the show. :)

  12. I think I should be able to cover the gas. Excitement!

  13. psst...dinah i have something for you to give you more ideas as to what to do with the shirts...but it would require me mailing it to you. you should send me your address and i'll go to the post office tomorrow morning to send it.

  14. Email me and I'll send you my address?

  15. At the very least, photograph them all. The digital revolution allows nostalgia to take up way much less space =)