Our ancestors had a saying during the Depression Years:
Use it up; wear it out; make it do; or do without!
I just finished a project where I was able to follow the first part of those instructions.
You remember my wreath from yesterday?
When it was complete, I was left with half of a skein of yarn. Sometimes such a small amount will languish in the craft stash for a very long time before it can be used – if ever.
But, I started to play with making a couple of crocheted flowers. They looked a little like daisies.
I thought they were cute with the multi-shades of the variegated yarn and I wondered if I still had enough to make a small purse on which to place them.
Turns out I did! Don’t the flowers look sweet on it?
Here’s the reverse side of the clutch bag
Sorry I don’t have a link to a pattern for any of this – I was making it up as I went along.
Now all that remains is a yard, or so, of yarn.
Yep, I “use(d) it up”! 😀
I think my grandmother would be proud.