Last week, I have told you about my charity project. So, I have a list of mainly nice projects for mainly nice people which I had to put aside for a few days. Because I also wanted to make a couple of items to be sold at the christmas market of the Kinderkrebshilfe, a Vienna based charity supporting families with children with cancer and this market is happening in a couple of days.
Apart from the money for charity making purpose, I also really wanted to reduce my stash and I thought hats would generally be a good project to use up left over fabrics. Well, I guess, one hat is in deed a good project to use up left over fabrics. But 25 is not. Somehow I have started using big chunks of fabrics and my drawers with the small-sized scraps are even fuller than before. Plus, as I made reversible (or lined) hats and scarfs, I ended up using my lovely striped fabrics which I usually use as combination with the more fancy fabrics (in case you haven’t noticed).
So, on the plus side, there is visibly more space in my cupboard and it will be even emptier, once I have finalised all the nice projects from my private list. But there are actually big holes on the shelf with the stripy fabrics while there are still some fabrics left that really shouldn’t be in there anymore. It seems to be really hard to get rid of those. Maybe I should approach the whole thing with more structure next time and take out all the fabrics I want to get rid off and then actually use them rather than rummaging through the piles and taking out almost the nicest bits. If there is a next time. Because I do wonder one thing: Is it really worth it? I am not entirely sure how much they are going to sell them for but someone mentioned 10 Euro per hat. Which I would find far too low. Shouldn’t people spend more money for charity rather than trying to buy cheaper than on the high street? Especially as I consider my hats as good quality? Do I want to make things for people who do not even appreciate the work that goes into? Wouldn’t it have been easier to just donate 250 Euro and keep the fabric for nice people on my list only? Plus, hats are actually rather boring to make. So, I am very much looking forward to next week when I can finally make cute little dresses and shirts for cute little babies which I will or will not show you next week I guess.
But enough talking, here are the hats and scarfs (still pretty impressive)
pattern: Minutenmuetze and Wendebindemuetze by klimperklein, scarf: freestyle. Fabrics: seriously? all sorts of
The baby hats are partly matching the scarfs but that was really more of a question of availability.
These last few are actually not for the market but “custom made” for my list as some of my friends are just not cute little babies anymore so all I could make them were hats:
Enough for today, I’ll have to write a shopping list for the fabric shop now and get some new stripes in.