Saturday, 6 August 2016

Running repairs

Frugal in Derbyshire was recently talking about being prepared. I am not sure we are that organised but now we have more "shed" room we are certainly making more use of what we have in  the house.

For instance last week in clearing out a cupboard I was able to supply hubby with new bootlaces saved last year and lost in a box in the back part under the stairs.

This weekend in tidying the outhouse area,  I found a half empty pot of tile adhesive plus a small ice cream tub with some water proof grouting mix and I was able to replace the missing tile at the end of the bath. There was a tin of gloss paint, but rusty round the lid, but paint was fine and I repainted the skirting and that can be reattached. No cost. It also puts pay to ANY talk of our bathroom needing to be ripped out and replaced. I agree the dull the beige of the tiles is not my thing but there is very little to complain about now.

Now if only the two old packs of puncture repair kits are OK and now carefully collected up to be stored in this tub, I might be able to get my bike mended!

I am jealous of lots of bloggers who find good fabrics in charity shops because I never have. Buoyed by the Great British Sewing Bee using a duvet in the remake challenge the other week I stopped to have yet another look in a couple of charity shops with little hope.  This time I found this single duvet with two pillow cases  for £3.95. It is a bit worn on the inside (the dotty side) but I love the roses pattern top fabric.

I have ripped the duvet in two flat pieces and washed those ready for use in my sewing cabin when I have completed the painting and fitting out!


5 comments:

  1. Looking forward to see what you make. I went into Franklins our local haberdashery shop as I could see sale on the window to ask when their sale ends. 27th August so I'll have time to cash in my 'cashback' and buy some material. I'm going to put an advert on free cycle too to see if anyone has a bag of odds and end I can practice with when I get my new machine.

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    1. that's a good idea. I would specify cotton fabric - I have been given a lot of fabric but a lot was thin rayons.

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  2. I have the same bedding in king size , from the jumble last year. Then today I found another similar set at the jumble once again for a £1.... I'm just so mean

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  3. Great find, I must look more, I am into using old denham jeans, cutting the legs and stitching them together.

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    1. I;ve seen some good stuff done like that but I find the seams difficult!

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