94. How to Revamp a T-Shirt with Fabric Scraps

How to revamp a t-shirt using fabric scraps

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and learn how to revamp a t-shirt using the smallest scraps of fabric then scroll down until you see Blue’s paw print below.salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘I’m the knight in shining armour…’

‘Is everything okay, Beryl?’ I asked.

‘Yes thanks,’ she replied and got on with her work, head down, looking like she had the weight of the world on her shoulders, not at all the glowing bride-to-be, despite the mass of sparkly diamonds on her finger.

I got side tracked by a customer and didn’t think anything more about it until I heard Kim say, ‘Cheer up, Beryl! Got to have you looking fresh and happy when you see Tommy this afternoon.’

‘I’m fine,’ she said without conviction, and plodded on with her work.

I sidled over to her and plonked myself down at the table she was clearing. ‘What is it?’ I said in as kind a voice as I could. She looked as though she was going to cry.

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71. How to Make an Infinity Scarf from Old T-Shirts

How to make an infinity scarf from old t-shirts

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and learn how to make an infinity scarf from old t-shirts then scroll down until you see Blue’s paw print below. salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘Another one joins the cause…’

‘He’s as stubborn as ever!’

Jaz was exasperated at not being able to persuade Old George in the hardware shop to show a bit of solidarity with the rest of us. We’re trying to get all the shops along Linnet Row to oppose the plans for a Skolkensson supermarket in the old pub building opposite but I think George likes to be awkward for awkward’s sake.

‘I hope you have more luck with Colette,’ she said. ‘Kim won’t be happy if we fail to get the hardware shop and the beauty salon on board.’ 

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55. How to Revamp a T-shirt with Bleach

Revamp a t-shirt with bleach

This episode is subtitled: ‘Hang onto your hats…Beryl’s coming!’

‘You’re up early, Kim,’ I said.

I had been just about to open up when I noticed Kim through the tea room window. It was an unusually early hour for her to be at work.

‘Couldn’t sleep,’ she said so I took my coat off and sat down. Then she added, ‘Oh dear, what’s happened to your top?’

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54. How to Make Hand Warmers

Make some reusable hand warmers to heat up in the microwave

This episode is subtitled: ‘Who is Jaz’s new man…?’

The business felt like it was getting back to normal this week. Our customer numbers in Tulips have gone back up after the post-Christmas lull and it’s calmed down a bit in Teacups now that most people are back at work. The only complaint is that us florists have had to add a layer or two to cope with the drop in temperature and the biting wind that’s been whistling through the open door, whilst our colleagues in the tea room have just closed their door and turned their heating up a notch to keep everyone cosy. January and February are very testing months for florists.

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41. How to Make a Backpack from an Old T-shirt

Make a backpack out of an old t-shirt

This episode is subtitled: ‘October, yay…!’

The weather has been very kind to us the last couple of weeks with the west of the county being sunnier than the east for a change. This has made me want to spend longer outside (much to Blue’s delight) Blue with lead collecting conkers to ward off spiders (does that really work?), exploring routes we’ve not tried before, and generally soaking up October in all it’s blazing glory. Actually, I know I’m a bit ahead of myself because the best colours are yet to come, but it might be raining by then!

In the winter I stuff the pockets of my walking coat with all that I need – ball, poo bags, phone, tissues etc but it’s a bit more tricky when it’s not cold enough for the coat and I end up cramming things into the pocket of my jeans and tying a cardigan or thin waterproof (sometimes both) around my waist in case I need them. I’ve thought for a while that a little drawstring backpack is what I need, whatever the weather, to carry my (and Blue’s) paraphernalia so I picked out an old t-shirt that my brother-in-law, Ray, had given me and made it into a backpack. Details of how I made it begin at Blue’s paw print.

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