These hands of mine. They have worked for nearly 5 decades. They've known how to heal, how to discipline, to love, to work, to hold, to soothe, to feed, to decorate, to create and to make. Never still. Always working. I admire these hands. They have helped me feel my way through life. To experience life and to participate. I love nothing better than to set them on a creative project! Ah, but to have the leisure to make and create to my heart's desire....... These last holidays allowed me to have time to do a little creating.....
|The life of a retired t-shirt-turned-shopping bag. Enhanced with a little fabric paint printing.|
|Orange t-shirt bag with pocket|
|Big bag capacity.|
|Cut off sleeves. Cut a circular opening around neckline. Sew the bottom together (inside out) Add some printing and a fringe for fun. Move over Dolce & Gabbana! This is funky style shopping at little cost to the environment! Or bank balance!|
|Recycled T-shirt Printed Shopping-Bag makes a great hand made gift.|
|Take one woollen vest shrunk in the wash.....(accidental)|
|Turn it into a cosy little cushion, create new life from old.|
|The buttons of the vest make a great opening for the cushion.|
|Decorative detail on cushion cover, crude hand-stitching for effect.|
|Take one worn back massager cover and use the remaining bit of woollen vest to create a patch. there is practically nothing left of the vest!!|
|Back Massager Back-in-Action.|
|When hemming a skirt for a friend, we cut off a 10cm strip ...... the strip was re-purposed to create 6 lavender bags. No mess, no waste.|
|Lavender bags to scent drawers and cupboards and keep crawly critters away.|
|Know any musicians? I tend to keep old credit cards, membership cards etc. and then fashion plectrums or guitar picks out of them. The edges can be lightly sanded for a smooth tapered edge. The more plastic we can divert from landfill, the better for our planet! I Love religious icons, hence the recycled CD crucifix. Again, plastic waste becomes art.|
Oh for more time on my hands.......