Thursday, April 17, 2014

Old Bed Sheets

It's been rather a stressful week. My old cat isn't doing too well and we know she doesn't have a lot of time left. She is happy at the moment, but her old body is starting to fail. I'm just thankful for every day I have with her. Work has been disappointing this week too, as a lot of my sessions were cancelled. This was likely due to the long weekend, but it means my pay was cut in half. 

So what's a girl to do when she is feeling down and has no money? Make a skirt out of a bedsheet apparently. I had a worn-out bedsheet my parents gave me when they were cleaning out the linen cupboard. It looks vintage and is the perfect spring mix of cheery yellows and oranges. I decided to make a circle skirt out of the material. Sum total for this project? $1 for elastic. Yup, new skirt for $1 and 30 minutes of my time!

I don't have much to wear with it at the moment, but I paired it with a white cardigan and some red/plum accessories for my weekly knitting morning. I put a flower in my hair, since hair flowers always lift my mood. 

Little treats like this skirt, and coffee with a friend, really help during times like these. A cute outfit doesn't make the problems go away, but it does work to even things out a bit. 

I'm looking forward to the long weekend. Britt and I have a hike planned for tomorrow. We have a looooooongg hike planned in about 2 months, so this is a smaller "training" hike. I love spending time in nature and getting some exercise at the same time. Much better than going to a gym. 

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter weekend!

That's All.


  1. Such a cheerful skirt. A great use of a bed sheet! I hope your cat is doing ok, our family cat is nearly 18 and she is in much the same place as your cat. Let's hope that they both do well.

    1. My cat is about the same age. She is doing better at the moment but it's still rather stressful.

    2. Glad to hear she is doing better. It is stressful, sorry to hear that.

  2. Wonderful skirt! Hair flowers make me happy too. Sending hugs to you and your cat. It's super hard, I've been through it. All you can do is be there for her, and she will surely appreciate it.


  3. You are looking awesome in a skirt, i think this stuff is very quality wise looks good. I appreciate your design fabric. you use a Bed Sheet very well , can you use a Luxury Bath Sheets also and made something with it.

  4. Wonderfully pretty, upbeat skirt! I love that you were able to create it for a mere $1.00. That's the kind of thrifty, vintage approved resourcefulness that I strive for in my own life often, too.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Where can I buy three quarter bed fitted sheets?
    I am receiving a 3/4 bed from my grandparents, but I don't have any extra sheets for it. All I need is the mattress pad and the fitted sheet. However, when I google it, I can't find any to order for my bed that are at a reasonable price.

    If you could find a trustworthy website for me, that'd be great!!

    Thanks! :)


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