Recycling just 'happened' I was really looking for something to do and found several wip and decided to finish at least one of them. Several metres of scrap fabric later I got fed up with feeding small bits of fabric into my machine. Then I took Buster to see my sister who has laminated floors. Now Buster and laminated floors just don't go together. He hates the fact that his feet just seem to slip around on them and they are hard on is old arthritic bones. I thought this is going to be a major problem as Buster just doesn't like being left on his own since we lost Keith, he howls all the time I am out (unless I feed him treats before I go - not good for his weight!!). I can go out for a couple of hours without him creating havoc but anything longer and he gets very distressed. He also doesn't like sitting on the floor of my sewing room as it is covered by a thin carpet, again a strain on his old bones. So last night as a pair of thick quilted over trousers fell out of the wardrobe for the umpteenth time a light bulb went off. Why not turn these quilted trousers (very very large pair) into a travelling mat for Buster. Then I saw Keith's old cardigan with a fleece lining, hmm he wouldn't mind if I cut that up too. So armed with scissors I set too and took the garments to pieces.
Buster now has a lovely cosy travelling mat to lay on when we go to visit friends/family etc and for use in my sewing room. He loves it.... no more howling, no more shouting at him to shut up and no more downtrodden looks from him when he encounters laminated floors to lie on.
It rolls up quite small and I shall make a bag to carry it in when we go visiting.