Quick thinking, Kaye!
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????
2013 I be thinking....¦I'm just nipping down to the forest to nick a real one¦.
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!
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 ......
Here is another denim site which I think is inspirational¦..
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.....
"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."
from Les Miserables
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!
Is he French?
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 !!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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.
Hope this works!
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