Despite a lack of round-up posts for August and September, there has still been plenty of making and upcycling going on at P&P Towers. I can even show off a few more finished projects than normal (although I guess that's what happens when you only post an update every three months rather than every one! Cheat...). So without further ado:
1. I'm rather thrilled with this cardie, for which you can find a step-by-step photo tutorial here.
2. An easy-to-make threading toy suitable for younger toddlers. Full instructions here.
3. Indestructible, wipe-clean table and floor mats, which I made with a little help from my Mother-in-Law this summer. I used tablecloth that I'd bought by the metre for the top, and non-slip fabric brought from this store* on the bottom. I have to say the latter is rather amazing: machine-washable, bio-degradable AND food grade. Worth every penny.
4. Although I've barely made any more progress on this quilt since I last blogged about it, I've put it on our bed anyway. Safety pins and all. Because it is just too lovely to leave in the cupboard (and it's keeping us warm).
5. Squares and squares and squares, everywhere (and mostly not stacked neatly on the sideboard). After a couple of years of neglecting my crochet hooks, I've become completely obsessed with it again. I've been making squares since August, steadily, nay doggedly, in the hope that I'll have enough for a blanket for the Bean by December. I'm about halfway...
image credit: nattou
6. Last year I bought two toddler sleeping bags, one of which is this gorgeously soft one by Nattou*. I love it, but of course the Bean thinks it's an instrument of torture and absolutely refuses to sleep in it. Gah. I would love to hear your ideas on how to upcycle the two bags into something that does not involve fiddly zips or buttons and that uses as much of the fabric as possible.
This month I'm linking up with the very inspiring Jen at My Make Do and Mend Year
*Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for including links to these companies.
10/8/2014 03:42:15 am
Oh I love the idea of a floor cushion with pockets! Though I wonder whether you might be right - maybe I should hold on to them for a little longer... It just kills me that they are not being used!
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