For a couple of weeks now the blogosphere has been filled with the beautiful photographs of everyone's clean laundry thanks to Gardenmama. As time went on I realized that I had this beautiful old drying rack in my laundry room which was given to me by my friend Ruth.
One day I had called her to ask where I could find a really good drying rack. I had a baby at the time and was remembering my mother's drying rack. Everywhere I went, there were these modern contraptions which would barely hold all of the clothes.
" I have just the thing! It's really old and came out of our barn in Michigan. You can have it but if you ever don't want it anymore just give it back."
So for the last 11 years I've harbored this wonderful old rack, drying all of our woolen socks, sweaters, and now T-shirts. I'm finding everyone's hung out laundry so beautiful that I'm looking for the perfect place in my yard for a good ol' clothesline.
Ok, I have to go back to the T-shirts now. This family has so many t-shirts. We get them from band and orchestra camps, horse camps, soccer,kung-fu,trick or can, habitat for humanity, our travels and a myriad of other occasions. Many of the old ones I use for rags but not 50 t-shirts worth. I clean but not that much.
Many of the t-shirts have the kids photos on them so Goodwill won't want them plus it's a memory for me. Infact, many of our t-shirts harbor many happy moments which means, "We Can't Get Rid of Them"! This becomes a problem when you need drawer space.
I think I've solved my problem. Omar and I've made our t-shirts into market bags. It takes all of one minute and let's us use our t-shirts in a productive way.
T-shirt Market Bag:
Take a t-shirt.
After sewing the top seam, take a safety pin and put it at the end of your cinch string and work in through to the other side.
Turn it to the right side.
Ta-Dah! You now have a new market bag.
Zaina came home yesterday and said,"Hey, that's my shirt."
All I could say was, "Yes it is but now it's a market bag."
Have a great day everyone. Tomorrow another episode of Fox Diaries.