It all started when one of crafty groups I'm in suggested we work on something tartan this month and then share what we all came up with (I blame the ladies at Tamworth Crafty Crafts for this :p ) I had a dig through my fabric stash and with a big WOOOHOOOO from me I found a nice 2 metre long length of old tartan fabric! It's the kind you make school skirts and shorts out of from a few years back (if you want to get technical it's plaid but shhhhhhh), so not the more popular and well known versions of colours and patterns but it was tartan all the same, it was free and there was plenty of it to play with! It was given to me as part of two huge bags of fabric that my mother in law was getting rid of; I snaffled it up with the idea of giving it a new purpose and one has finally come along! To create a few fun crafty and sewing tutorials for us to play with and discover a new passion for this fabulous fabric!
I would LOVE to have the money to go out and buy some nice red and black tartan, or black, white and grey patterned, or pink, but alas being broke strikes again! It's ok, we do our best with what we have! I class crafting in my day to day life as a necessity and as someone once said 'Necessity is indeed the mother in invention!' or in my case, creation :o)
So that's how this new love affair began! And I am hooked! To use a cliche, line and sinker! So...without further ado...I introduce you to TARTAN and hope that you will join me on my crafty quest to create!
Happy Crafting fellow Quirky Beans!!