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I named my shop The Someday House because that phrase has great meaning for my husband and I. When we talk about our dreams and hopes for the future, we reference our "someday house". I feel like I am giving reclaimed textiles hope for a new future as a rug or a scarf. My name is Leah and I have always loved creating new life for unused items. Currently, I rescue abandoned materials such as t-shirts and sweaters or vintage beauties.

My "day job" is a school counselor at a middle school. I love working with the kids and my colleagues, but it sure is nice to be able to point to something tangible and say, "I made that." Creating for me is a necessity of mental health. Plus it is exciting to dream up new products.

Recently, making rugs out of unwanted t-shirts has been very energizing. I get a huge kick out of treasure hunting and rescuing items that still have…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 1
  • Joined December 3, 2010

Favorite materials

wool, t shirt, dress shirt, sheet, flannel, terry, cotton

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I named my shop The Someday House because that phrase has great meaning for my husband and I. When we talk about our dreams and hopes for the future, we reference our "someday house". I feel like I am giving reclaimed textiles hope for a new future as a rug or a scarf. My name is Leah and I have always loved creating new life for unused items. Currently, I rescue abandoned materials such as t-shirts and sweaters or vintage beauties.

My "day job" is a school counselor at a middle school. I love working with the kids and my colleagues, but it sure is nice to be able to point to something tangible and say, "I made that." Creating for me is a necessity of mental health. Plus it is exciting to dream up new products.

Recently, making rugs out of unwanted t-shirts has been very energizing. I get a huge kick out of treasure hunting and rescuing items that still have lots of life left in them. After washing and line drying in the fresh Minnesota air, I strip each t-shirt by hand. The strips are made into balls and carefully coordinated for great color schemes. I love doing custom orders and getting the colors that compliment your vision and life. This may take a little more time for me to hunt down the right colors if I don't already have them, but others have been very pleased.

During my treasure hunts for t-shirts, occasionally I will find a vintage item that is absolutely superb. I just can't leave it there to head to the landfill. So it comes home with me too, gets washed up and passed along to someone who can appreciate it and give it new life.

See the process on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Someday-House/165998993489866?v=wall

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