Happy Wednesday Blogland!
I’m in a cheery mood today having spent a morning making a last minute list of ‘niceties’ for my son to go back to Uni with and then sifting through the charity shops trying to find them. You know the sort of thing – non-essential items but those that make student digs a bit more bearable and homely. We came home with everything on our list except a desk lamp. Our bounty included: –
- cork noticeboard (brand new) – £2.00
- large wooden mantel mirror – £4.00
- two bedside table lamps with shades – £3.00 the pair
- pendant lampshade – FREE! (they had given up on trying to sell it)
- shade for standard lamp – £7.50
- pair of lined, full length curtains – £5.00
A grand total of £21.50 – what a bargain!!! (Although I did make a donation for the free pendant lampshade; it is for a good cause after all:))
When we got back home after a nice fish ‘n’ chip meal out (well, I did save loads on the shopping front), the creative bug was biting me but there wasn’t much time before the school run to make anything elaborate.
Cue a new blog post from After Dark Sewing (Thanks Beth!).
Less than fifteen minutes later and I had this made and photographed –
You’ll never guess what it is so I’ll enlighten you.
It’s an apron.
But not just any old apron, oh no…..
…an apron for your washing up liquid bottle!!!
Totally mad and pointless, I just HAD to make it!
Do you want to see how it looks from the back? No? Well I’m going to show you anyway.
It absolutely did NOT need any embellishment (it’s a bottle cozy for goodness sake!), but I made a bow just because I could.
Now it’s sitting pretty on my kitchen windowsill making me smile every time I look at it.
God only knows what my husband is going to say:)