Hiya one and all, Twas crafty Club this morning and Carol brought in our Christmas tree to show us. This is going to be entered in the Christmas Tree Festival in a church in town in December. She has made a good job of it, forgot to take my camera but it's free standing so quite tall, like a large cone, made out of a snooker table green baize cloth. We have all got to make the decorations for it now. It will be brilliant once it's finished.
A while ago I was given a lightweight quilt. I didn't need it, I have enough bedding already, but I thought it would come in useful for something. Today I had an idea for it, why not cut it up into biggish squares and make small dog, and cat quilts with it. I divided it up into nine squares, and made up three of them today.The chequered fabric is two cushion covers I bought a while ago for £1 from the Age UK charity shop. The idea was to cut up the squares for quilting, but then I thought why cut it up and sew it together again, just use them for quilt covers as they are. Luckily they were just the right size so all I had to do was to sew up the open end, and run the machine over it a few times to hold the layers together.
Then I looked in my bedroom cupboard and found a full size quilt cover which I was given nearly a year ago. It isn't anything special, having had a lot of wear, but just the job for cutting up and covering animal beds. There's enough fabric in it to make up the other six. The sewing isn't perfect, wrinkled and puckered in places, but hey, apart from the £1 for the two chequered covers the rest of the materials are all free. I haven't made removable covers, the whole lot can be put in the washing machine. These will be sold on our car boot stall and at Christmas markets, for the cats.
The weather has been miserable today, raining and windy, I think it will be the same tomorrow. Not to worry, I have plenty to keep me occupied indoors. Sewing and more sewing, finding uses for the fabrics I already have, making something out of recycled materials is what I like doing.
Thanks very much for popping in. Catch you soon. Toodle pip