Re-purposing a man’s shirt

This is my third go at re-purposing or recycling a man’s shirt. This time I didn’t bother unpicking I just cut each of the sections along the seams.  I used the same pattern as I used previously but in a larger size.

I am delighted with how it turned out.

Detail of the collar and the original label attached.

Wattle on my morning walk

Beautiful blossom.  I always think of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

This is a piece of artwork by May Gibbs, the author of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

If you don’t know of the book it is an old-fashioned favourite of children in Australia.

There is a link here to information and illustrations by May Gibbs.  Well worth a look although it may take a little time to load depending on your browser.

A quick little knit

You can see from this ball of wool that it would knit up into a particular pattern.  I saw it displayed in Stitches’n’Things and thought it would be great for an in-between knit.  I have no big project planned yet and need to get something organised before Le Tour starts on 1st July.

It took just one evening session and of course I had no red buttons to match so had to wait to get red buttons to finish it.