I do love to recycle. It's no secret, and if something good can be made from something past it's prime, then that's even better. I so totally love my sewing machine. I've waited so many years for a good one and although this isn't the best my any means, it sure does the job for me.
So, roll out one very cherished Summer dress and an old pair of jeans.
Take one leg of the jeans, split down the middle and tidy up the sides and bottom. Cut best bits from the dress and make an all purpose apron. Then try hard to prise daughter from it at bedtime! She loves this so much, that I feel bold enough to have a go at a dress that goes all the way around!
For me, take the other jeans leg, split open and trim with left overs from the fabric stash. In this case, some quilting scraps and the trim from an old duvet cover, then beat hubby when he laughs! If it saves me from bleach and berry juice, then that's the job covered.
Now, wearing lovely apron, take all left over fruit, including free plums from the tree near the field and simmer in a sugary syrup. Tuck neatly into a pastry case and bake until the smell is overwhelming. Devour with custard or ice cream :)