RUDE’s Purple Phantom cushion upcycled from a man’s shirt REscued from the garment graveyard.
“I do needlepoint from kits. I give them as gifts to people in the form of cushion covers and they are often speechless with horror.” Lynne TrussOh dear, we who handcraft and give our goodies as gifts know what Lynne Truss means in her quote above. The looks on loved ones’ faces of horror, dismay, disbelief, confusion, shame, guilt etc is interesting. RUDE just fobs it off as their issue to deal with, but really do, sincerely hope, we score a winner and someone likes, even loves what we make or REgift.
I [Karen] have made this little tapestry cushion below, as a Christmas gift this year for a grandson. His father owns and rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The tapestry was picked up at the point of landfill still on it’s frame for $1. All I did was wash it and made it into a cushion by backing it with a secondhand Billabong brand shirt of Dannys and voila!
I will know exactly how Lynne Truss feels when our grandson looks at his handmade little cushion for his bed, and chucks it aside for the brand new store bought gifts [that will also be chucked aside not long after Boxing Day] At least the cushion won’t break into bits and pieces when it’s thrown on the floor.
Beat The Man and risk making your own gifts, to keep the pennies in your pocket, and to save the planet from more rubbish.