Anyway, some sort of alien January bug has grabbed hold of me and today I set out (with the help of my Mum!) to sort through all the childrens clothes. It was a mammoth task and not quite complete but nearly.
Usually when I sort clothes they go in piles
- Pass on to friends children
- E-Bay (this is a hypothetical pile which really means put it in a box and never get around to actually selling it!)
- Charity shop
Today I added another pile and was very proud of myself as I raided the piles destined for the bin (usually has a stain somewhere or a hole in it) for T-Shirts and other items with pretty embellishments. Tomorrows job when I have finished the great clothes sort is to sit in the evening, in front of Criminal Minds (because I love the show and particularly Matthew Gray Gubler!) and use my Tim Holtz scissors to cut the embellishments out...
Reduce Reuse and Recycle right? So I reduce the rubbish, reuse parts of the clothes and recylce the rest in the tectile recycling bank. Wow, I know a paper based hobby is not going to be exactly green (sorry rainforests) but I feel like I am doing a little bit!
I will try to upload a photo of the embellishments I got from the clothes tomorrow night!