August 6th

Recycling curtains

Recycling curtains

Dear Fin,

Remember when I sewed new curtains for my craft studio before it became my guest room before it became Matt’s room? And then those curtains were changed out again because really? The green didn’t work for me. There was too much other stuff going on color-wise and African/Aussie is a very simple man.Β  Well, I still had those curtains tucked in my scrap box and in preparing for this month’s CRAFT challenge, I wondered if I could put this fabric to use?

Indeed. I now have 8 placemat backings.

Scrappy fabrics


As for the scrappy tops? They are in process. Have you ever noticed how this sort of project takes considerable time to simply prep? I’ve got at least four hours into washing, pressing and cutting the pieces for these, although I am loving the repurposing angle. Also, it is incredibly satisfying to use what I have and to be cleaning up the scrap box too.

How is your project going?


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  1. Hi Kelli. I used to read your blog nearly constantly back when I was writing my own. I emailed you last year to inquire on Phoenix … my boyfriend and I were contemplating moving there from Florida … but we opted to move to Orlando instead … Arizona is in the long term goals, though. Anyway, I just picked up where I left off this week as far as blogging goes and wanted to let you know that (a) I still have the purse & CD you made for me about 2 years ago and they are both still going strong … and (b) I’m glad to see you’re just as creatively wonderful as ever! Glad to catch back up with you.

  2. For the back? That makes a cute front! πŸ™‚

  3. Great fabric combo! I think you inspired me to get started on this project. (But I need to finish that bag first!)

  4. Yes prep time is time consuming… πŸ™‚

  5. Um, right. The projects. I haven’t started yet. BUT I do have some fabric in mind for placemats, even though the patchwork part may be a little on the light side, given my passionate hatred for patchwork. We’ll see.

    I may be making more of those cord baskets though – does that count?

  6. Ooh I can’t wait to get started on this project! I definitely need some placemats and I have more scrap fabric than I can handle πŸ˜€