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The cherry trees are just starting to bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The festival is not until April, but it is exciting to visit each week and watch the progress. We made this T-shirt in their honor. You will need:
*Blank T-shirt (we used a child’s American Apparel T. They have great organic options too).
*Needle and Thread
1. Cut fabric and tulle into circles with pinking shears. We made 1 inch circles from vintage fabric scraps.
2. Layer fabric and tulle slightly off-center.
3. Place circle layers onto shirt with button on top and stitch down through button holes.
Hand wash, or turn shirt inside out to launder. Hooray for Spring!
We were walking along my favorite industrial area in our neighborhood yesterday and passed this tree in bloom. It gave me a little surge of excitement about spring approaching. I have been missing the lush greens and flowers from our San Fransisco visit. Upon closer inspection I realized that silk blossoms had been tied on to the naked branch by a neighbor with a sense of humor. Quite possibly the best use for fake flowers.