The Enterprising Beginning.....

Welcome to the Waste not, Want knot project. The goal is to turn textile waste into desirable objects that people want. Its a combination of all those things our grandparents told us; waste not, want not, combined with modern day landfill avoidance, reduce, reuse, recycle, and a need to liberate a great collection of fabrics and trims amassed over a few years from the back of my wardrobe, under my bed, in the roof space etc.... I have a design degree and an addiction to textile arts and crafts, lets see where it leads....

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Almost Easter..

Its almost Easter- hard to believe! I have been busy with Kraftbomb market yesterday adn for the first time ever I'm going to be at the Devonport market April 11th! I'm so excited! Recently I acquired a big box of felt that was left overs from someone's soft toy project. So I have been thinking up uses for my felt of many colours. Here are some of the things I have been making; bunny egg cosies, chocolate fish sunglasses case, ipod/phone/camera cases.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rabbiting on and on...

Apologies for the lack of posting. With Easter sneaking up earlier this year I have been thinking about alternative Easter goodies. I've been making Snuggle Bunnies for Babies. These are deliciously squishy with a soft rattle inside, long floppy ears and made from soft tactile fabrics. I've made them out of fabric samples and embroidery samples I'd kept stashed away in the cupboard.
I've also whipped together some Cottontail bunnies for slightly older kiddies. These ones are made from Linen leftovers and have little cotton tails. They have removable pinafores and healthy felt carrots to nibble on that can be stored in their heart shaped pockets.
I also wizzed up a few glamour bugs from some offcuts of trelise Cooper fabrics ( hence the glamour). they could be used as pin cushions of for storing special hat pins. The fabric is velvet, a little hard to photograph them well, so they do look more brightly coloured in person.