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Recycling old jeans fabrics .....
Thu 1-Dec-11
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Quick thinking, Kaye! big_laugh

It does seem rather a faff – according to the instructions, you have to wait for each layer to dry before taking out the pins – how long would the whole thing take???? steam

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Thu 1-Dec-11
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brightspark said:

Quick thinking, Kaye! big_laugh

It does seem rather a faff " according to the instructions, you have to wait for each layer to dry before taking out the pins " how long would the whole thing take???? steam

2013 I be thinking….¦I'm just nipping down to the forest to nick a real one¦.big_laughbig_laugh

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Wed 4-Apr-12
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Some while ago, we were discussing using denim fabrics, i.e. old jeans etc.

I came across this site this morning, 'Marcia' not only has made a beautiful quilt, but she has also explained in a very detailed, but very simple way just how to make it.

What a treat!

ok

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Wed 4-Apr-12
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That is absolutely beautiful, Val, I would just adore that quilt.  Quilting has really taken off in a big way recently, hasn't it?  There are loads of blogs about it.

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There does seem to be a lot of interest in quilts, Sue, you're right.

I agree that denim-y quilt is rather lovely.

Thinking along the denim theme, I came across this site – Michele is amazing in her use of recycling. She has made these little pincushions, really gorgeous. If you look at her 'Tutorials', she has made such a lot of things using plastic bottles; loo roll tubes, etc etc.

Amazing imagination ……

magic

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Thu 5-Apr-12
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Here is another denim site which I think is inspirational¦..

 

http://jeanrepair.blogspot.co.uk/

 

If you poke about in the blog you will find a lot of beautiful ideas to set you off on a  sewing, embroidering, slipper & hat-making adventure.

 

Oh & have a look at this link too…..

 

http://21centurydressmakers.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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Tue 15-May-12
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DD told me that little grandson would like a bag …… !

Using one leg of old jeans, and two little pockets from a now-too-small pair of his own jeans, I made him a bag, and lined with green cotton, and the handle was made from the jeans seam.

I am now starting on granddaughter's bag (can't do one without the other!).

Reminder – must get the camera out of hibernation! big_laugh

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Tue 15-May-12
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Is he French?

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Tue 15-May-12
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No, Aly, he isn't, but he is the younger of the two, and what sister has ….. he wants too !

I think that's why he wants a nightshirt – a bit like a girl's nightie, isn't it?

There again, I have made the nightshirts from his Dad's nightshirt …… (and Dad was raised in Holland, so very continental!)

I still have to make her a nightshirt, otherwise there'll be tears before bedtime !!!!!!!!!!!  big_laugh   big_laugh

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Tue 15-May-12
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And yes, to getting the camera out of hibernation!

I'll try that again!
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My son demanded a doll when he was 3 so we bought him one that went in the bath. It stayed there with the other bath toys. I think it came from having 2 sisters and wanting what they had!

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Fri 18-May-12
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Okay, after a lot of playing – here is the photostream(?) of what I've been up to recently.

Two little bags from recycled jeans for grandson and granddaughter.

Knitted premature baby set.

Recycled nightshirts from his Daddy's original nightshirt – not forgetting little Ted.

Phew.

Hope this works! ok

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Val, it says we have to get a password from you to see the photos.   It is never easy , is it ?  ponder

 

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Fri 18-May-12
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See – I knew summat would happen ……….. thumbs_down

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Best to post individual shots Val…you can do more than one in a thread.

I'll try that again!
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