This week we visited the Fire and Police Station in Noosa. They were very good with their time and showed us all sorts of gadgets including the hoses of course.
Let's hope the Government doesn't stop this sort of interaction happening in the future as it is valuable for all involved.
So I found my black fabric marker and some calico and a cushion inner, then used a letter stencil and traced words (with a pencil first) directly onto the fabric. I then made a cushion and to get the frayed edge look, just zigzagged one side.
Lots of things you could print on a cushion actually!
I had some thick Tshirt style fabric thread in this lovely mustard colour and I also had a broken lampshade...so this is what happened after some single crochet and a bit of twisting.
It is a bit lopsided in places, but will do for the moment.
I had a very old street directory which I new would come in handy one day, and that day was yesterday, when I wanted to make some pencil cases in the form of an envelope.
First I cut some plastic to size, the non adhesive type ( $1.50 from Office works) and used double sided clear tape to hold the paper in place.
The plastic is on the inside and outside and I cut a separate lid from paper but it was one piece of plastic on the backside, if that makes sense.
The sewing machine was then used to sew along the top front panel, then zig zag all around the sides, bottom and top.
The flap folds over if you crease it and leave something heavy on top for a few minutes.
Any recycled paper could be used, or colouring in sheets, books, photos, any size and it is fairly waterproof, although I haven't poured water in it!
I think a long skinny one would be kind of useful and you could put velcro on it to keep it closed and make sure your pencils didn't fall out.
Total cost, less than 50c, if that.
One craft down, two more on the go, so must go and get busy!