Tuesday, 24 April 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday :: Mink & Teal

On my desk today I have some denim, brown felt, a selection of pale blue buttons and my favourite top.....
 I bought this top years ago from White Stuff and I've worn it and worn it and worn it, but now it really has had it's day (the seams have started splitting and there are holes under the arms!). It's such a shame as I totally love the material:

 It has quite a 70s pattern in soft mink, with pale blue and teal detail.

So...... I thought rather than just throw it away (which is not in my nature anyway), I'm going to have a go at using the material in a couple of brooches. I'm thinking a rosette style one and perhaps a circular version with denim and brown felt to give it a really textured feel. 



So that's my project for the day - that and drinking tea, eating biscuits and watching a Poirot or two! What's on your workdesk this morning?

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26 comments:

Diana Taylor said...

I love that fabric! What a shame it's had it's day - can't wait to see what you make with it!

lisa said...

It's terrible when favourite clothes just give up the ghost isn't it. I love recycling them too, usually I do a scrapbook LO and include a bit so that I can remember it. Your brooches sound great, it really is lovey material.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #74

craftymonki said...

Can't wait to see the finished brooches.

Happy Wednesday.

Zoe #49

Doone said...

ha ha you made me laugh - sometimes I buy clothes thinking - ah when this wears out I can use the buttons/lace, motif... I too love white stuff clothes they have fabulous prints good quality material and the seams are properly sewn!

dx @ 108

Victoria said...

thank you for the look around your crafting space today
glad you are able to upcycle the top
vicky #104 woyww
http://angeldrummer.blogspot.co.uk/
Ps I also have saturated canary candy on my blog

Marina said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to see the brooches and you've inspired me to have a go too next time I can't bear to throw a much-loved piece of clothing away xx

famfa said...

Lovely material. Can't wait to see what you make x

Twiglet said...

I love recycling - its so satisfying to give something a new look. Lovely fabric - too nice to waste! Show us what you make with it. x Jo

sandee said...

I hate it when you wear out a favorite article of clothing, glad you can recycle it though! Very smart! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #139

Queen Of Toys said...

Its' not fair when the most favourite piece of clothing needs to move onto other pastures, please share your broach when created. Im interested in seeing it.

Eliza #26

Karen said...

Gorgeous material. It's a real shame when your favourites are past their best. You could also make it into patchwork maybe? Karen 151 x

Laura said...

Sounds like the brooches will be lovley. I'll be back to see them!
Laura 111

kay said...

great idea for recycling your top
have a crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #98

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think that I have shed a tear in the past when favourite clothing has 'died' so it's fab that your's is going to live on!! I look forward to seeing the end result :)
Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

Deanne said...

cant wait to see what you create, that top is totally lovely x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm always sad when great clothes give up the ghost. For one thing, I hate shopping! For another, it seems such a waste. I am glad you found a way to repurpose your blouse. I think you'll be pleased with the results.

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, that's a great way to perpetuate a favourite fabric..and don't you just know it - everyone will want o know where you got it!!

Catie Cuddles said...

Can understand your love of the top ... Very pretty! Hope you enjoyed recycling it into something new!
Catiecuddles#185

Spyder said...

I have a favourite jumper, must be 20 years old, full of holes..It really has to be thrown in the rag box! but I'll probably scan it in and use the print out on something! There you go, !! scan in your pattern and use it on a project! Thank you for my snoop! Have a lovely crafty week! Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn))
Late this week! #102

CraftygasheadZo said...

Lovely material you have there, I agree re-use your top tis too lovely to throw away. Take care, enjoy this WOYWW, am working my way through the list in shifts! Zo xx 77

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great idea to turn your favorite blouse into rosettes! it's a very pretty print! happy WOYWW!

Bumpkin Bears said...

Sounds like a lovely project. Glad to have come across your blog. Catherine

BumbleVee said...

I'm like that...some things...even when they are ancient..... are just too lovely to toss...

I am waaaay behind on a Pay It Forward...but, getting there..slowly.....

Vee
#150

Liz Black said...

What a lovely idea to keep a favourite top that has 'had it's day'. It also sounds like a lovely day planned too. Thanks for sharing. Liz no 194

Tertia said...

You are right, that is lovely fabric, I would not be able to just throw it away either. Please show us the brooches you make.
Happy belated WOYWW

Elizabeth said...

It's such a shame when your favourite clothes get beyond wearing but I think your idea of making flowers with the lovely fabric is a fab idea. Look forward to seeing the results some time. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #113

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