This post is inspired by my blogging friend Katherine who has a “what can you make with a?” series in her blog PILLOWS A-LA-MODE. Katherine takes a piece of fabric or a item of clothing and turns it into something else. When I first started following this series I thought the articles made interesting reading but I soon realized there was more to it than that. It is about rethinking, using imagination and upcycling at it’s finest. I have been taking Katherine’s lead for some time now and my other post using her idea is here.
This lovely piece of red and white polka dot was once a sunfrock.
Now it is a smarty pants mobile phone holder with a waist band suitable for listening to downloadable audio library books while one does chores or walking. Note the cotton crochet ruffle around the top for extra decoration. It has also become several bookmarks, one is in the photo and because we are talking about Katherine, a small doll’s pillow. but wait, there’s more!
Ella the sock monkey’s lovely frock, also came from this material.
The young people and I have been promising ourselves we will make a baby sock monkey. I have kept aside a tiny piece of this material in case it is a girl and needs a polka dot sunfrock!