Monday, May 26, 2014

It's a Hard Rug Life

Hi All,

So what do you do when you have a bunch of kids stained and stretched clothing?  You make a rug of course.

I followed this great tutorial.   So with all the clothing I hoarded, I cut up into tiny pieces. 

It was actually quite soothing to cut all those rectangles.  I did this while watching some of my favourite shows.  So although it was time consuming, it was enjoyable.

I then placed the lines as-per-the-tutorial on a blackout curtain backing.  Totally miscalculating how much rectangles I had.

So although I had only enough fabric to make half of what I intended,  I plan on finishing it.  More hoarding in my future I suppose. 

But for now I think I'll keep it a square until I can cut up another 1,400 rectangles.

Now when I look at that rug I see a green dress that my oldest wore until it was stained, or leggings that my girls wore until holes grew bigger in the knees, and a "Daddy's Little Fishing Buddy" tee that my son loved even though we don't fish.

You know you've become consumed by a craft when you walk down the street and see a lady walking by with a colourful top and you think to yourself "Hmm, that would make an excellent rug".

Make It and Love It

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Oh Happy Colours!

Hi All,

Just wanted to share some fabric I ordered from Mad About Patchwork.  They're a Canadian company based in Ottawa, which made for speedy delivery.  I ordered Monday morning and it was delivered by Friday!  

I ordered the fabric stash bundles in purple, pink, orange, yellow and blue. 

It was very difficult to pick out my favourites.  I can't wait to start sewing with them! I also ordered some fusible interfacing and fusible fleece.  I have many projects to share, if I could only get to them! 

Let's take one last look:


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