A Few Recycling Ideas!


By Judith on January 21, 2012
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As I patiently wait to find out who my Mouthy Stitches swap partner will be (tonight’s the night!) I thought I’d show you a couple of things I’ve recycled.
Baby daughter wants a doorstop, because her sisters each have one in their rooms, and at the grand old age of 10, she’s wanting a bit more privacy!
So take an unwanted pair of gaudy orange Benetton trousers ….

no I didn’t buy them, they were hand-me-downs!
 …. some delicious scraps that totally represent the personality of this child, and follow Elizabeth Hartman’s tutorial to get this:

Fill with 1.5kg of dried peas, and that’s one happy child!
The other thing I’ve recycled is a shower curtain for when I’m spray basting smaller items.
I don’t think I’ll ever go back to pinning and tacking again, but spraying smaller items in ones sewing room inevitably leaves sticky residue on mats and surfaces.
So lay down a machine washable shower curtain on the floor, and spray til your heart’s content!  
After several uses, when the shower curtain becomes too sticky, simply throw in the washing machine, let it dry and then you’re good to go again!
I also reuse clean shower curtains in the linings of wash bags and beach bags!!
So that’s your recycling tips for today.
I’m all ready now for my all important flickr mail tonight, got me some of these …
…and then the stalking begins!
Have a lovely weekend!