Monday, May 11, 2009

scraps

Hi lovely ones! I hope the mums out there had a wonderful, peaceful day. I really enjoyed mothers day this year. Sometimes mothers day can feel like a huge disappointment, not this year! The kids brought gifts from the fete at school, really thoughtful ones, not grab the most colourful or popular thing.  And after just getting back form work late Friday husband tried really hard to looking after everything without my help, even growled at me for trying to do the washing. Thankyou family for a lovely day!! How was your day?


Seeing as though I wasn’t allowed to ‘do’ anything yesterday, by late afternoon I was bored out of my mind, so I finally started clearing out my ‘scraps’.  I have scraps that have come with me from Ballarat to Horsham to Tassie to Horsham again and finally here! Some have been boxed up that long, other I have been added too.  


So I have done one box. And in true I-hate-to-throw-anything-out-because-one-day-it-migh-be-useful style I found a skirt that I’m pretty sure I didn’t start, missing a pocket and zip (why I am pretty sure it wasn’t mine!). 


So this morning I finished it! No zip, just lovely elastic, mother of four best friend.


Not a hem lover, so just rolled hemmed it and used scraps from the throw out pile to make the other pocket. See, I might need them!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

totally awesome

Kelly said...

That skirt is lovely :). I am a scrap hoarder too..you just never know when you will need it

Hazel said...

I have heaps of scraps....what to do? I even keep old children's clothes hoping I'll use them to make a quilt or such like in the future. Elastic....great idea!

Vickie said...

it's truly amazing how we hoard fabric hey....
the skirt turned out great nice and cool......oh my Hazel I actually hunt the thrift stores for baby clothes to chop up....
cheers Vickie

Polka Dot Daze said...

I just want to know how big does a piece of scrap have to be to justify keeping it? I keep the tiniest pieces you've ever seen! Good grief!

Corrie said...

huge fan of the elastic waistband! especially after having twins....i have one big post baby belly that never seems to go away!

Corrie:)