Friday, March 7, 2014

Optimizing 2 of the 3 R's

As most of you know ( and if you haven't guessed by now) I'm a big reuse, recycle, compost kind of a girl. Its my goal this year to reduce my carbon footprint, even if its by a tiny bit. And I believe I'm off to a good start, doing just that. I've already reduced my garbage output, and my gardens are going to thank me for all the lovely compost I've dumped on them this winter. I've not bought one stitch of new clothing, only made myself new things with stuff I've already had or if i did buy new, it was a renewable resource like wool to make sweaters.  Oooorrrrrr I've boughten from the thrift store!!!

One of these lovely printed vintage sheets is going to be my Easter Skirt!

So far I've made jama pants, and kids spring/summer/fall hats. Aprons and a skirt is up next. There are a couple of things to remember when buying them. Top sheets are the way to go for sewing, but don't discount the bottoms, even if they are slightly worn. Tear them up and crochet yourself a rug! You could put these lovelies on your bed as well. Some are like brand new, and were probably saved for special guests, and who wouldn't want to crawl in between these pretty little things. :)


  1. I like the pale yellow with pink flowers.. It would make a beautiful skirt and you'd look HOT in it!! lol...

  2. what a great idea! I'm liking the blue one second from the right! also would love a tutorial in the crochet rug from sheets idea....

    1. Hmmm Great idea! And I do have a rug waiting to be put together.