Last weekend was our school's annual carnival. This is a great day each year - the kids have so much fun, but it's also the school's biggest fundraiser.
I've had an idea swirling around in my head for the past year or two that I finally decided to put into practice.
I went to the clothes stall towards the end of the evening and asked if I could take some of the left over clothes at the end of the day to use for next year's carnival. They were more than happy to let me rummage through and take away a few bags.
They're now all washed and sorted - and I'm excited with the selection I have to work with!
Lots of lovely jeans...
Even some pretty coloured ones!
Shorts and pants - good strong fabric!
My plan is to make bags, notebook folders, pouches and who knows what else.
Then at next year's carnival have an upcycled, sustainable stall to raise funds for the school - and also raise awareness - getting people into the idea of,
"Use What You've Got"
Now I've committed to this project - it's going to take some planning and lots of hard work, but I think it could be the start of something worthwhile, educational, ongoing and profitable!
Any suggestions of things to make with these clothes would be very welcome!
Has anyone else ever taken on a similar task? I'd love to hear any thoughts or ideas.