I am a little bit late with my Iron Craft project for week #10, for which the theme was fat quarters. I had to scrap my original sewing project idea because I took a nasty fall on some ice and hurt my knee. I messed it up pretty good, and unfortunately it’s my right knee, which interferes with my “gas pedal” foot. So rather than tempt disaster by sewing left-footed, I went back to the drawing board for a no-sew idea.
I picked up a wire mesh wastebasket at Dollar Tree a while back with the intention of weaving fabric through it to make a pretty yarn basket to sit next to the chair in my craft room. I figured this would be the perfect project for a piece of fabric I found at Goodwill a while back. I liked the colors, and I really liked the price, but the print gives it a look that I lovingly call “circa 1992 sofa.”
I cut the fabric into strips and wove them in and out thorough the holes in the mesh. It gave a plain wastebasket a totally new look, and managed to de-uglify the fabric in the meantime. Even DH commented on how much he likes the finished product; he said it reminds him of a braided rag rug, a look he’s always been fond of.
In case you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that I missed the challenge for week #9, a movie-themed challenge. My week got away from me; the closest I came to a movie craft was editing two videos I shot last fall, one of a porcupine in the woods and another of an eastern garter snake striking. Do you think that counts? 😉