Hello Dear Reader,
In my new slimmed down and time richer life, I am enjoying being able to get on with my hobbies and love of the great outside at the weekend, not just select weeks through the year. I have a pile of old shirts, that I’ve bought off the sale rails in a variety of charity shops for 50p each. If I can find a gent’s shirt, in quite bright colours, or a ladies maternity shirt or dress, on the 50p rail, then I know I’ll get plenty of material out of it. I’m aiming to wash and deconstruct two shirts a weekend and cut into strips or squares. Here’s the fabric spread out in my hall way and it’s good to see how much cotton fabric you can get out of two shirts.
The light isn’t good today and it’s much brighter than the photograph shows. Florals and stripes next to each other in patchwork can look lovely, it has a vintage feel about it with the softer colours. Today, I’m busy with cleaning, cooking and defrosting the freezer but I am going to find time to sit, stitch, sew, cut and create, if only for an hour. If your charity shop has a sale rail, look out for shirts that will make really good fabric for craft or quilting. It’s not often you can have so much fun for £!