Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kliban cat bedsheet "upcycled"

Have you heard the new term "upcycled?" It means to take something and make something else out of it. I recently found a Kliban cat flat bedsheet at the Salvation Army. Does anyone remember the artist Kliban? He drew all sorts of funny fat tabby cartoons.

First, I made a skirt from part of the sheet (but I haven't taken a photo of that yet). 
Today, I made these shopping bags! Aren't they cute?

Closeup of the fabric. These bring me back to my childhood. My grandma had a set of these same sheets when I was a kid, and I liked them so much back then. Now I can enjoy them anytime I shop!

10 comments:

Old Kitty said...

OH you talented woman!! WOW!!!!! These are gorgeous - and the print is just AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!
Hugs to sweet Benny, Sadie and Tucker!

take care
x

Angel and Kirby said...

I do remember those prints. Awesome!

Laila and Minchie said...

Back in the day, Kliban was very popular! We love the bags!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Yes, upcycling is in right now! I LOVE those bags! What a great idea. I don't sew for beans, but my mom loves to and is always looking for projects. :-)

-Mom Kim

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Oh, Oh, OH!!!!!!! Our mama and us have always loved the Kliban kitties.....and as far as we're concerned Kliban will ALWAYS be one of the very best!!!!!!!!

xxxxxxx

Roberta said...

What a great find and those bags are so cool.

s said...

This is so awesome! You are so creative and talented! :D

Jennys-Abortion said...
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Jennoween said...

I love these! I just purchased some of the same fabric on ebay. Kliban cat stuff has gotten crazy expensive recently. I am planning on making a skirt as well. I have a Kliban blanket that my grandmother made for me back in the 80s and I still cherish it.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Why have you not taken a photo of said skirt?? Won't you be cute wearing the skirt and using the shopping bags..

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