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Upcycling Old Clothes - How I Repurposed My Band Shirts

This seems to be the year of adding crochet to my clothes and I am very okay with this. I have a tonne of shirts that aren't fitting right after putting on weight. Many of them are not replaceable so I've been mulling ideas on resizing them. I had a spark of inspiration on Friday and decided to run with it. Spoiler of the finished product, but look how great it turned out! (7 minute read) Enhance Band Shirt Let's go on the journey together! Really actually a journey, you'll notice some of the photos have varied backgrounds. I was making this while on the way to a friend's place and while visiting. So we have some train seat & Ikea rug backgrounds. Materials:  Band shirt (or any t-shirt you have) sewing pins scissors Sewing machine (or hand sew the seams) recommend rotary cutter with skip blade, else a hobby knife and ruler will work in a pinch cutting mat 4 mm hook  4 - 8ply yarn, preferably cotton or no-pill of your choice yarn needle yarn sc

Chill Video Games and Some Crochet to Match

What a start to the new year, with everything in the news already the last thing I expected was to fall sick for three weeks in the middle of Summer. Don't go shopping when sick. The retail workers don't want or deserve your sickness, and neither do their loved ones.   Three weeks, two doctor visits, one round of antibiotics, I'm finally back at work. Routine is a strange thing to relearn after so long just sleeping, eating and resting. I used games to distract myself, keep out of my head and help pass the time. (4 minute read) I generally don't give myself a chance to play games, despite really enjoying them. Since I was experiencing dizziness and was uncomfortable when sitting up, I had to come up with things to do that wasn't crochet.  I've been coming back to visual novels more and more in recent years. Last year I shared my love for a game called Arcade Spirits. It's an indie game set in the near future where the main character starts working at an game