Sunday, 4 June 2017

Cushions and cat beds.

Hello. That's another job done, the duvet which was passed to me, is now ten cushions and six cat beds, like mini quilts. I used every bit of the quilt, and I had some stuffing from another donation of lumpy cushions which I used to add a bit more bounce to these cushions. 
The covers can be removed from the cushions and washed, the brown fabric was donated, from a blog reader I think. People give me stuff and I can't remember where it came from, but it all gets used or passed on to the ladies in the Crafty Club. The patterned cushion covers were a curtain which I no longer required.

The cat beds are covered in donated fabric.They can be put in the washing machine as they are.

I've made a little video showing a few other things I have made from recycled materials.



I'm glad that jobs done, I'll drop the cushions off at the church in the morning. Now I can move on to another crafty project.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

32 comments:

  1. You are so productive and everything you made looks pretty and useful.

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  2. Well done Ilona you have been busy and I am sure the cushions will be appreciated by the parishioners and hope the cat beds sell well. Llike you I get lots of items given to me and I feel bad when I use it and cannot remember where it has come from. I have spent the weekend making charity quilts.

    Have a good week.
    Hazel c uk

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  3. You are so generous with your time and energy. I'm sure everything you've made will be appreciated by all.

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  4. Watched the video and the things you showed was only a fraction of things you have made from recycled materials, the list is endless. You have great imagination.

    Joan (Wales)

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  5. What wonderful cat beds and cushions! I have used old duvets myself to make dog beds, as we have dogs that love to destroy theirs.

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  6. Ilona you are the Queen of mean in such a positive way.We love you and your rug is super duper x

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  7. Now I know what to do with our old duvet! I thoroughly enjoy reading (and watching) your blog.

    Janet

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  8. glad that donated fabric is being so well used.

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  9. Fabulous to see your new items and some of your earlier projects. I still love the cat pouch bags. You are so inventive.

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  10. I've had a busy weekend here at home,have just finished a rag rug using old duvet covers and curtains quite impressed considering it's my first attempt.niw onto a patchwork denim picnic rug which is made out of different colour jeans and skirts,it's backed with an old shower curtain. It's coming together very quickly although quite tough on the old fingers when cutting the squares out,still for pennies I can put up with that.well done with all your efforts I love the towel rail picture

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    1. Hi. like the idea of using old denim, it makes great patchwork.

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  11. very nice. And very nice for the lucky critters who will love having their own cushions.

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  12. Some great ideas, you are so inventive.

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  13. Another good job Ilona.You are modest, you have a great imagination. Karen

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  14. Beautiful! My cat would love these, and so will the animals that receive them. Very clever.

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  15. I've been following your blog for several years now and I have to say that I'm very impressed by how focused, organized, diligent and creative you are - and you are always very positive and cheerful. Too bad we can't bottle some Ilona Sauce for people to put on their food. I can't think of anyone I know personally who accomplishes so much and who has such a positive attitude; you eat healthy, get plenty of exercise, do those wonderful walks all over England, take care of your house and your garden, built a great summerhouse in the backyard, make loads of shopping bags from free fabric as well as many many other great projects, give your time to animals in need, run this blog ( a lot of work!), make videos, show people how to save money and be frugal - I could go on and on. Take your left hand and give your right shoulder a pat because you've earned it. I plan to be logging onto your blog and youtube channels for the next 30 years (I'm 3 years younger than you) and I hope you're still giving us all such wonderful advice, inspiration and good cheer.

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    1. Right On!

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    2. Thank you Deva. I am just being me. Chuffed that you take the time to read.

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  16. Your creativity is simply amazing! I would never dream up some of the beautiful art you make out of found objects. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Thank you for all you do! JanF

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  18. i have old quilts/pillows that were given to me,all washed and bagged and stored in my loft.i use them for toy stuffing and crafty projects.this weekend i had a go at making t-shirt yarn,and im really glad i did!i think its my new favourite thing to make!

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    1. Hi. Great idea about the yarn. What do you do with it? Knit, crochet, weave, lots if things you can do with it.

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    2. im a knitter but can just about crochet a blanket so im going to try both.i need some new cushion covers for my kitchen chairs so im hoping to use it for that.

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  19. Lovely things Ilona! We discovered that the cover on our winter duvet is rotting, and plan to make it into beds for our little dog.

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    1. Great stuff. Give it another life, get more use out of it. Use up what you already have before buying new.

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  20. I do hope that more people will take on board what you have said in the video. I love to make something out of nothing there's a sense of achievement.
    The T shirt rug, the towel rack picture and the cat food bags are my favourite.
    What's next Ilona, whatever people might say, you are never dull.
    Briony
    x

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  21. Ilona sauce I like that, dab a bit into your daily life for a bit of frugality, might take that to dragons den. Love the cat cushions they are great.

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  22. Love reading your blog, it is amazing what you can do with other people's castoffs. I did my "Ilona shop" yesterday and for just under £5 we will eat very well for this week. I even got fresh beef mince to cook for Ben, enough for 4 weeks for just under £2.

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  23. Especially love the mesh rug which had the old fabric pulled through with a crochet hook; my mother did this decades ago with worn out material from shirts/dresses/tea towels etc etc; the lovely thing was that the rug had great memories and was so colourful.

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  24. Your video is very good! Very inspiring. I especially like the big shaggy rug. So fun. I would like to make one and possibly a shaggy pillow. Thanks for blogging! Always a good read.
    Margaret in Maryland

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