Doing my laundry with style
We do own a tumble dryer from years ago and still keep it for emergency use (like when my son refuses to wear anything but his favourite sweater non-stop for months). But right after Fukushima we decided to do our bit to decrease power consumption and bought a rotary clothes line for our garden and two indoor laundry racks for bad weather and winter use.
Whilst the rotary clothes line is not a beauty, the cost savings outway its uglyness. By turning off the tumble dryer, we were able to save about € 350 on our electricity bill in one year. And I don't need to buy expensive body peeling gels, as we airdry our towels, too, which gives them a nicely abbrasive quality, when you use them for the first time after the wash.
As our garden is quite windy, I need to secure the clothes on the rotary line with cloth pegs, which I like to carry in a bag on my body. I use a wonderfully oldfashioned bag, which was designed for the purpose and probably owned by all of our grandmothers.
Yesterday I have tried to make my own more stylish version of this bag using some vintage fabric, an old pair of jeans and some biais ribbon.