Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Waste not

We've been having some nice days, warm, but not too hot. It looks like rain is on the way too. Meanwhile I've been tackling the tea towels I messed up when transferring. I thought these should be destined for the bin, but I try not to waste anything.

I had some cheap gingham trim I brought at the dollar stores here and knew I wanted to somehow include it. A while back I was cutting up some old clothes and also pulled apart a couple of old fabric padded coat hangers to reuse the lace and fabric. There was a far bit of fabric and lace in such a small area.

I used the printed floral fabric from the coat hanger and a fabric from a linen shirt. You can't really see it but there is black flowers embroidered on the black fabric too. I did this by hand as sometimes patching things by hand is easier for me as I'm not used to using the sewing machine. The finish is  not perfect by any means, it is better than throwing away the tea towel.

I've also been scribbling away in a junk journal meant for quotes and such. I'm not worrying about making it pretty, just writing down quotes I like or mean something to me. Now I am off to tackle the other problem tea towels and do some painting...a sister to the Lantern Lighter I think.

I hope everyone is having a good day or evening whereever they are.


  1. That is a lovely tea towel, Shiralee. Hopefully we will see you at the workshop on Saturday.

  2. What a cute tea towel. You are very inspiring, thank you!