I've been checking out the local Op Shops for some bargains which I can up-cycle/remake into something useful to donate.
The first fleece blanket was made from donated fleece and I doubled it, stitched both pieces together, and then bound it so it will be a good blanket for the homeless.
The next item was a strapless top which I made into a carry/tote bag and it will be donated as will the second bag made from some board shorts. I bought both of these items for $1 and they were easy to re-fashion into bags. The strapless top had a band for the waist area so I took that off, stitched across the bottom to make the bag, and then used the band to make handles for the bag.
My pet peeve is seeing people having to use plastic bags to carry their worldly goods and I make and donate as many bags as possible. The homeless need them as well as kids going into foster care etc. Some make good shopping bags and others are great to carry quilts or blankets.
I've only managed to knit two beanies this week but I have also crocheted enough squares to make another blanket.
The Homeless Connect Day for Melbourne will be held on March 19th so I need to get some more items finished in time to get them to Melbourne. At least I can crochet while I watch the cricket on TV.
Hugs, Jan Mac