Monday, 9 January 2012
Magpie Monday - Frugal Fabrics
Morning my little Magpies! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. After a couple of festive weeks off, Magpie Monday is back and raring to go. I hope you'll join me in sharing your second-hand finds.
This is a great time of year to visit charity shops, eBay, car boot sales etc as lots of people are getting rid of unwanted presents, duplicate items or simply having a clear out. Don't forget to take your donations in too.
I don't have a great deal to show you this week, there hasn't been much time for shopping.
I did manage to sneak a quick whizz round my favourite house clearance shop the other day after taking Ruby to the dentist - imagine how thrilled she was!
I pacified her with a huge pencil case full of pens and pencils, then got rummaging in the linen boxes.
I'm still a learner on the sewing front, so I find this a great way to get hold of stashes of fabric for very little money. If you re-use old duvet covers, sheets, table cloths and curtains, you can get yards and yards of good quality fabric for a fraction of the price you'd pay in a department store or haberdashery.
I got some pretty pillowcases.
Some flower-power retro pillowcases.
I plan to use these to make more pyjama bottoms for Ruby. They are really quick and simple to make, and teamed with a plain Tshirt, that's been appliqued to match, I think they look brilliant. Check out my earlier blog post to see how I made these.
I also grabbed this pretty pair of vintage curtains. Much too small for most modern windows, I had intended to make a cover for one of Ruby's small bed quilts. Or I may have a go at making an adult pair of PJs for myself!
Please do take a look back through the blog. I've finally got settled in our new home and unpacked all my crafty bits, so you may spot a few 'makes' and 'upcycling' projects on the blog from items I've shown in previous Magpie Mondays. Also, check out my 'Take one Jumper' challenge, and join in with an upcycled project of your own.
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