What's a crocheted apple sleeve, you ask? It's a small crocheted piece with a button that you can wrap an apple in (and I mean real apples, the kind you eat--not the computers). Really? Is that all we have to make for men? Apple sleeves? Gals, we can do MUCH better! Remember the fabulous beanie Sharon made for her hubby? How 'bout the "I hate Mac" shirt I made for mine? We can do better than apple sleeves, my crafty friends!
Whoa, what a tangeant. Anyhow, my father-in-law's birthday came around a few weeks ago and here's what I made for him:
Yeah, it says "con-man" which is a play on words in many ways that apply to my father-in-law. The most obvious way is that he loves Converse shoes (hence the picture).
|I make a huge mess everytime I craft. I wish I was a neater crafter!|
I used freezer-paper stenciling to create the design on the t-shirt. Seriously, it is one of the most satisfying ways to craft. You've gotta give it a try! How About Orange's Tutorial is simple and straightforward-I'd highly recommend checking it out. I used a google image search to find an image of a Converse shoe, then I used the copy feature on my printer to blow it up to a larger size.
It is SO satisfying to pull away the freezer paper and to see such crisp and professional results. Ahhh. Almost as satisfying as the first bite into a hot Krispy Kreme doughnut. Almost.