I’m joining up with a ragtag group who is going to work on being creative every day through 2008. No hard and fast rules about how much is created / what is created or even what is shared, but I thought it would motivate me to get out some of the ideas that are floating in my head.Here are a few things I’ve done in the past few days or so.
Found an ADIDAS skirt in a thrift shop,
and since it just completely blew my mind that ADIDAS would make a skirt out of track pant fabric, I just had to buy it. I took apart the skirt panels, and here was the first thing that came out of my brain.
The perfect size to carry around a bottle of water! The welted zip pocket was saved so it’s the perfect place for your key, or change or tissue!
I found the perfect webbed belt to compliment the stripes, which is a good thing because I really didn’t want to have to cut up the other panel with the ADIDAS stripes on it for the strap.
Then I found some really great vintage fabric that was just crying out for some new life. These were HUGE pillow shams that I don’t think had ever been used – the fabric was so crisp! I washed and dried it because I was sure it would shrink, and my first inspiration was a cute little flower with rag tag edges.
Hmm. I wonder what else I could make with rag tag edges??
ta – da…
My sister was giving away a bunch of her old clothes and I just knew this sweater could be something more (sorry, I downloaded the fuzzy picture and deleted the good one!). Now it covers an old pillow that I was really tired of!
Then I started looking through my scrap bag and started putting pieces together on a felt background. I kind of like it! What you are seeing here is a scan of the original work. There has got to be a nifty idea in here somewhere. Just not sure what to do with either the original, or the scan next…..any ideas???
And…just to find something to do with HBI, we started folding up magazine pages. So far, we have repurposed it into a trivet. Not sure what else you could do with something like this, but I’m sure we can think of something!
And, last but not least….these were made before Christmas when HBI had a friend staying over….they put a bunch of these together (they had help with the hot glue gun) and teachers, bus-drivers, moms and grandmas got very special gifts for Christmas!
(idea taken from artsy-craftsy-babe)
That’s it for now! Anyone who knows me, knows that I tend to go ‘all out’ on anything I do and it is looking like creating / artsing / crafting is going to be no different!
I hope you will enjoy my journey through Craftdom!
Oh wait….here is a sneak peek at what I’ve been
hoarding, collecting. I can hardly wait to see how it gets used!