A long long time ago the Mr was throwing out a stack of old business and casual shirts and having just read Handmade Home I came over all "nothing must be wasted" and screamed at him to, "stop right there and give me those perfectly good shirts which could be made into ... something".
So they sat and they sat until I had the brainwave to chop them up and make them into a quilt for Luca. I thought big squares, quite simple, piece of cake it'll be whipped up in no time.
In the meantime some further inspiration popped up when Kate made a lovely lap quilt for her little bloke.
But still my shirts waited ... and waited until finally recently in a few marathon sewing sessions the top was done
In the end I also included a beige hail-spot shirt of mine which I could never quite part with but that made me look like I was in need of immediate hospitalisation which I think has given it a bit of a break from all the blue.
And finally, with a bit of support via twitter, I got up the guts to chop in to one very special shirt ...
... one that the Mr wore on our first date ... almost (gulp) twenty years ago.
Now to back it and quilt it.
For more creative spaces you just know Kirsty's got the goods.