"See a need, fill a need". I am not used to quoting from kid's movies. But for some odd reason this quote, straight out of the movie Robots, seems just so fitting for crafting.
The need in this case being the issue of no dish drainer. They don't seem to make them with butler sinks. Beautiful as they are, though if a little unpractical at times. Up until now I had been using layers of tea towels, but I had in mind for quite some time to make something a little thicker and more substantial to hold just a bit more water.
So in a spare few hours one afternoon I whipped up these for the sink. Strips of vintage tea towels and tablecloths, sewn into a patchwork.
I backed them with one of our hand towels (white being a highly impractical colour in our bathroom anyway), sewing right sides together, leaving a gap and then turning out.
I then sewed a border and closed the gap. Also "stitching in the ditch" to hold it all together. A little wonky perhaps, but it does the job surprisingly well. It's amazing how much water these mats can soak up.
It is satisfying to see a practical need and then fill it. Guilt free crafting in a sense. I may just need to make a few more.
Hoping that your Tuesday is a good one.