Even more creative mileage was eked out of a shirt my daughter outgrew. Whenever a piece of clothing is going to be used (cut up) for another project, I remove all valuable pieces, including buttons (don't forget the extra ones inside), appliques, ruffles, sturdy seams, and anything I can use again.
I even removed this little tag sticking out of the bottom of a seam-line. I love images of mushrooms. Perhaps they remind me of all the mushrooms that grow in the forests here, poking out from the spongy earth. They grow in all shapes and sizes; red & white polka-dot ones, small translucent orange ones, mushrooms resembling ears, mushrooms that taste good, mushrooms that can drain the life from you----oh, not a good thing. They're all here.
I also like clothing tags. It's kind of strange but I always notice them. I even remove them before I give clothes away, if they're interesting ones. I have a little collection that one day will find itself on a project. Here is one of my favorite tags but my daughter won't allow me remove this one as it resides on her doll, Sarah, and it's on "Sarah's (current) favorite dress."
So that brings me to a question for you!! How does one go about having tags (like the mushroom one above) made? I know how to have the standard sew-in types made----Leslie posted a great link on her site recently. But what about something like this one? I wonder if a lay person could even have it done? If anyone out there in blogland knows, please pass along your knowledge! :-)!