WOYWW #519

Hello Fellow Deskers,

Sorry I've been AWOL for so long I can't even remember how many weeks, but I'm looking forward to catching up with some of you over the next couple of days. I know there's a big WOYWW 10th Anniversary celebration coming up - I SO wish I could make it and meet you all in person, but I will have to content myself with watching from the wings.

The sun's been shining today, so I've been crafting in the garden - my current obsession is turning old T-shirts into rag rugs ...

Those balls of "yarn" were made from T-shirts I had for years, worn them to the point where it would have been embarrassing to take them to the charity shop, but this way I get to turn them into something useful AND I'm not really letting these old friends go :o)

I'll be back after work to link up over at Julia's and have a snout around to see what everyone else has been up to this week - see you there!

Love Annie xxx


You always have the best upcycling projects, Annie! I would have never thought that rug was made from old T-shirts! Lovely colours too! Were you tempted to cut up a good T-shirt just to get the right colour LOL?
Neet said…
Gosh I can remember mum making rag rugs all those years ago - some crafts stick around for a long time. Looking at what you are doing with your t-shirts I am tempted to think that it would make a lovely shopping bag. You could go any size. Or would it be too thick?
Hugs, Neet 6 xx
Lunch Lady Jan said…
Now that rag rug looks absolutely brilliant! I love the colours and clever you for recycling the t shirts so effectively!
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx
shazsilverwolf said…
Hi Annie, love the colours in the rag rugs. What a fab way to recycle them. Brilliant. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #15 X
I'm not sure you can call that a RAG rug, Annie. That is a lovely rug and great recycling project, too. Happy WOYWW from #2.
Glenda said…
What a great idea! I have lots of shirts that need to be recycled! Thanks for inspiring me!
Glenda #19
Yes Annie, love that .. brilliant idea .. and so loving the colours of T-shirt’s definitely a great idea to keep them around when they’re so pretty well done! Thanks fir sharing your brilliant ideas!
Happy WOYWW, hugs Shaz in Oz. X 20

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Helen said…
How resourceful. Great to see you again.. Helen #1
Lillianb said…
What a great idea to turn old tee sgirts into rag rug,

Lilian B #13
Caro said…
What a fabulous upcycling project and the results are stunning. Happy WOYWW. Have a great week. With love and God Bless, Caro x (#18)
Wow! What a great idea! This looks wonderful - such gorgeous colours! Hugs, Chrisx 33
Great project and loving the colours too. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x14x
Beautiful colours and a very resourceful way of reusing our outworn items of clothing. Thanks for sharing WoywW Tracey #4
Helen Wallace said…
I remember my Mother making rag rugs like this about 50 years ago, so everything old is new ago. Your colours are gorgeous together and what a great way to decrease what goes into land fill.
Sarah Brennan said…
Nice to see you back. What a brilliant way to recycle Annie! Love the colours and the finished rug is going to be spectacular. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3
Rushd Lady said…
Glad to see your upcycling project. I was thinking of doing something in black and white, like that black and white check you like to draw around your pages. Just wondered if you had ever upcycled something like home decor. I'm getting into farmhouse decor. I'm not sure you have something comparable over in England, but there are lots of videos on YouTube about farmhouse decor here in the states.
Oh, and my son purchased a couple of books for me for my birthday. One of them, I'm going to feature on a video soon. Thanks for sharing your blog. You'll have to hop over to my craft blog one of these days and say howdy too!