T-shirt Projects

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Part 1

Happy Earth Day, friends! I like to think of Earth Day as being a year-round occasion over here at Generation T, and then when April 22 rolls around, it’s like prom–a touch more excitement in the air, everybody’s on their best behavior, and maybe there’s a DJ–because, hey, why not? Earth Day should totally have a soundtrack.

So, it was raining last night in Brooklyn. And while April showers bring the living, breathing flowers that poke through the soft ground in May,  April rain also encourages a different sort of flower: the kind that comes from a rainy evening or weekend inside, when you’re cozied up crocheting or knitting or stitching or cutting and gluing. This is when various non-wilting flowers are born.

So amidst the sometimes dreary days in April, Generation T is celebrating flowers and the spring rains that inspire all sorts of beauty to pop up! Here’s the first of four flower tutorials for you to try.

Let’s start, appropriately, with small buds–Nip It In the Bud is project #90 in Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt. Here it is, for you:

[ Posted on April 22nd, 2010 ]


  1. Emily says:

    1. As for the Earth Day soundtrack, may I suggest O Siem by Susan Aglukark, and God’s Country by Ani Difranco?

    2. On a slightly similar note, my friends and I at the Women’s Space here at the University of Wollongong are in the beginning stages of planning “Stitches for Stitches,” which will be, basically, a Tee Party to raise money and awareness for fistula victims in Sudan. The only problem (besides the whole fistula problem, lol), is that I had to leave BOTH of my Generation T books back home in Canada, so I was wondering, first off, are your books available in Australia, and if not, could you please e-mail me some PDF files of the simpler projects (like, level 3 and under), that don’t require too many T-shirts? My favourite is Rotation Station–I wore mine yesterday. :) Anyway, if you want, maybe we could talk about this more amongst ourselves, via e-mail.

  2. megan says:

    1. Yes, taking soundtrack suggestions!
    2. What a great program to be a part of. Email me to discuss!

  3. Emily says:

    Megan, I wrote you an e-mail about Stitches for Stitches, and I also wrote to Tara, our Women’s Space co-ordinator to tell her that you were interested. Tara is going to send me a list of everyone’s e-mail contact information tomorrow, and I’ll forward that to you, so that we can all be on the same page……I just wish that you weren’t in Brooklyn while we’re all in Australia–otherwise, this could be a fundraiser AND book signing in one, and we’d probably get more people that way.

  4. […] April Showers Bring May Flowers: Part 1 « Generation T […]

Write a Comment