Monday, July 2, 2012

The 600. Repurposed items!

 In my travels, I often come across interesting fabrics or incomplete projects that are just asking to be repurposed into something else.  Sometimes they are even from my own stash of unfinished projects.  The striped placemats were originally from a quilt class that did not quite make it to completion.  I loved the fabrics and the colors, so the pieces remained.  I wanted to bring a gift to a friend of here are a set of nifty colorful placemats! 
These embroidered floral pieces were found in a thrift store.  They were incomplete pillowcases and table runners.  I loved the work, but did not want to finish them for their original purpose.  Since I wanted to bring a gift to my aunt and uncle, here is a set of nifty placemats!  

This purse was created from a small piece of upholstery fabric and some scraps left over from another project.  It has a piece of metal carpenters tape in the top to help keep the top closed.  The strap I created by twisting together pieces of DMC Floss (of which I have tons!) to create the twisted cord. 
So these 17 items will be leaving the house.

Total removed:  410
Total received: 36
Total remaining: 226

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