Have you ever been in a situation where you just don't know what to say? I knew a friend needed a pick-me-up, something to know I cared, a bit of sunshine... I hope it helps. N painted the birdhouse, we picked out all things sunny, and tossed them into a nest of tissue paper. On its way to brighten her day.
New things for my Etsy shop... totes. I'm not really a purse kind of gal, but these totes are certainly handy. Upcycled in every way - coffee sacks, recycled buttons, hand braided loops, and lined with remnant canvas in a bold damask print.
Another upcycling - repurposing project. How many phone books does one house need?! We get these delivered to our house all the time. Funny thing is, the recycling company does not accept phone books (unless I rip each page out, which I've been known to do). So, I decided to make a new booster for B. We will keep one in the car, too, for times when we're out and in need of a boost. It's the perfect size.
What do you need?
Velcro (optional, if you want to make it removable)
Cut fabric to fit each size of the sides, leaving a seam allowance. Sew together.
Leave one end open to insert the book and add Velcro or slip stitch closed.
Ta-da! Booster seat, recycled phonebook... Lovely.
What's Easter without eggs, right? N is allergic, therefore we opted for wooden eggs instead. I think B could do this for hours.
Maybe we'll do one each year for a basket full when they go on their own... I could go through our collection and reminisce.
i finished a small assortment of the recycled items for my Etsy store. i am happy with how each one turned out. with the encouragement from e, i listed them today.
with earth day approaching and the environment constantly tugging on my mind, i wanted to feature a few
they hold such a variety of items - use your imagination. we use these throughout our house. the neutral colors are perfect to go with anyone's decor.
Garage sale find, $5. Let me tell you, we didn't buy it like this... it was UGLY. It had a cartoon character on it that I despise so much I will not even type the name. It was suppose to be cute, but it was not. I can see past the yuck in a lot of things. White step stools at Target run around $25 and Pottery Barn Kids $69. Yes - I can look past the yuck. My total cost to reinvent this into something suitable for our family? $7. Isn't it beautiful now?
My kids have been sick off and on - today is another one of those days. Keeping them entertained while we're stuck inside has been a challenge. Today we will plant. B has been asking to plant flowers.
As you can see, I have not been a good keeper of our Amaryllis bulb. It's been sitting in our garage on a shelf for two years, but we will give it a try. To keep the mess low - we will use the rocks and water method.
Now we can watch it grow and discuss all the changes to come!
My first order came in from my Etsy shop! I was thrilled and touched when I saw my very first sale... from my cousin, Andrea. She has been a lovely rain drop in my life and lifts me up when I need it. Her order will include a "thank you" - a little kitchen towel I made just for her. It's headed all the way to Alaska! It has a long journey, so if you're reading this, Andrea - Surprise!
Thank you to everyone who has emailed with warm good luck wishes. Thanks for sharing in this fun endeavor. It's a fun project to do while the kids are sleeping. :-)