So what do you do when you have a bunch of kids stained and stretched clothing? You make a rug of course.
I followed this great tutorial. So with all the clothing I hoarded, I cut up into tiny pieces.
It was actually quite soothing to cut all those rectangles. I did this while watching some of my favourite shows. So although it was time consuming, it was enjoyable.
I then placed the lines as-per-the-tutorial on a blackout curtain backing. Totally miscalculating how much rectangles I had.
So although I had only enough fabric to make half of what I intended, I plan on finishing it. More hoarding in my future I suppose.
But for now I think I'll keep it a square until I can cut up another 1,400 rectangles.
Now when I look at that rug I see a green dress that my oldest wore until it was stained, or leggings that my girls wore until holes grew bigger in the knees, and a "Daddy's Little Fishing Buddy" tee that my son loved even though we don't fish.
You know you've become consumed by a craft when you walk down the street and see a lady walking by with a colourful top and you think to yourself "Hmm, that would make an excellent rug".