Welcome to our Team Blog! Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie have joined together to create a fun place to share our ideas and lives with all of you. We know that our teaming up has been confusing for some of you and we apologize. We will refer to ourselves as Marie Antoinette (the Doll Creator & maker of fabulous items) who lives in Peacock Paradise and Edie Marie (the creator of the posts and story telling on this blog & amateur crafter of many things in my "attic") who lives on Golden Pond. What great fun we have combining our forces!!

Thank you for stopping by to see what's happening in our studios in Peacock Paradise and on Golden Pond!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

What Does Bleach, Pinterest and Scissors Have In Common?

We've all done it haven't we? 
A couple of leftover drops of chlorine bleach 
is mistakenly left on the edge of the washing machine.
A t-shirt happens to touch the bleach as it goes into 
the washer and you get instant spots! 
I hear you saying "I only use color safe bleach" 
but sometimes you just have the old fashioned 
Good/Evil Chlorine Bleach on hand when 
laundry day rolls around.  

Don't throw that t-shirt away 
or make rags out of it. 
(okay I have to admit I did wear it for a 
couple months around the house)
But then I saw this cute craft idea on 
none other than Pinterest... 
you know, that time-sucking site that gives 
you all kinds of ideas to save for later 
that you don't have time to use.  
So here's one of the ideas I saved on 

1. Spread your t-shirt out nicely on a table 
or an ironing board. Cut straight across 
under the sleeve area.

2. Use your scissors to cut fringe. Make 
the fringe how ever long you want. 
Mine was about 4" long with each 
piece of fringe about 1/2" wide. 

3. Pull each piece of fringe so that 
it kind of curls into itself. 
At this point you could add beads 
here and there on the pieces of fringe 
and tie a knot to keep them from 

You have a really interesting 
fringed scarf to drape around 
a t-shirt. 
AND you can say you actually used one 
of those saved ideas from Pinterest! 

Hope you liked this up-cycle.
How has bleach touched your life? 

Have a grand week friends! 

Marie & Edie


  1. Hi Marie and Edie,

    What a wonderful idea, love your new scarf.
    Yes, have ruined a few clothes with accidentally getting bleach on where it is not meant to be.

    Happy new week

  2. Hey Sherry,
    Just got home a little while ago.Love this post. I have gotton alot of bleach on clothing.Thats for sure.
    When I made Indian t-shirts along time ago, I did a lot of fringing with beads.I still have alot of my Indian beads and arrow heads and such.Hey !!! I need to put them on Etsy.They be old too!!!
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  3. I'm one of those freaky bleach lovers. I use it all the time and my wardrobe can vouch for it. This does look interesting. I'm too old to wear such styles, but I know a couple of younger gals who could definitely pull this off. Thanks!

  4. Hi Edie,
    Love it and what a great solution for an otherwise ruined item. Love your color combo here too. Glad you shared this, because I would have missed it on Pinterest. I don't spend any time there. I know I am probably the only one, but for me I just can't take the time drain.

    Hi Marie, hope you are doing well too.
    Have a great week girls. Much Love~
    XO Celestina Marie

  5. Hi Marie and Edie,

    Thanks for following me and I am now following you. Thought I was already.

    Happy weekend

  6. Well that's a good idea. I also did the bleach thing once and I added an applique to the top and voila, something different to wear. Hugs, Lu

  7. Hi Edie,
    Love reviewing this project again. I am going to try this for sure. It is so creative.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind words on my new collection in my shoppe. It has been fun to work the ideas.
    Hope all is well with your setting up for etsy. I will talk to you soon and always extend my help if I can answer any questions.

    Hi Marie, Love your newest dolls. Was just visiting in your shoppe. So gorgeous from your talented hands.

    Love to you girls, Celestina Marie