Sunday, January 18, 2009

Recycling and Repurposing

I'm showing this picture for Sassy Pricilla because she wanted to see the secret compartment books I made. They're in the right of the picture, and the open one has some trinkets we put in for my nephew. The dress was made from an old men's polo shirt, and the little totebag was my rescue of a pajama pants pattern gone bad.

I made this little tree from Martha's tutorial with the papers cut out for the secret compartment book.

We still have lots of papers left from the books (I made the books for two nephews), and I was inspired by Sassy Pricilla's post on a Valentine's bunting and Maya*Made's bunting tutorial. I used watercolor crayons to give it some color.

Yessir, I do believe we have the ugliest curtains and windows on the internet.Do your best to ignore them. And ignore the fact that the bunting is not centered over the window. I love it anyway.

Maya*Made had a tutorial on making a fall newspaper bunting, and we made one in the fall. Here it is after I took it down.


Rebecca Warren said...

Can I come to your house and do crafts?! You are awesome. I totally want to make that book one for Em!

sassypriscilla said...

I LOVE YOUR BUNTINGS!!!! Just browsing through my reader and of course was struck by your Valentine bunting. So awesome. That little tree is pretty darn cool. I love everything. - the Creative Goddess said...

This is so beautiful :)
I heart these ideas big time! :)

Apple said...

Great garlands!!