Monday, November 22, 2010

Recycling on a whole new level!

I was inspired by an incredible and fun (and prolific) artist on Etsy named Will W. and he brings recycled things to life! You will have fun and be inspired by visiting his Etsy shop called Reclaim2Fame.

His work inspired me to do a very different recyclying project from the previous ones posted here...enjoy and be inspired! I've named her Rosie.

Some of the items include brass candlesticks, an exotic wood yoyo made by husband which he graciously donated to a higher cause, a vintage brooch and tin and miscellaneous beads and jewelry's a little girly compared to the shop that inspired me but you get the basic idea of giving these items a new lease on life, things that would otherwise be subjugated to a lonely separate life in a box or drawer now proudly stand as one!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The BYOB Project


I was asked to participate in a local 3R's Fair - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle which is something I love to do anyway so I wanted to present a project that might be fun and interesting and practical, too. So I found a great idea for recycling t-shirts into functional bags...I have a link on our website where you can download a pdf file with some idea reminders that I will also show in this post.

There are a number of variations with this project and it can be very simple and basic or more's up to you! I'll show you some of the things I've done with one of my favorite t-shirt bags!

With this shirt, I opted to add a fringe and some horizontal cuts in the main part of the bag which is fun and funky as long as you aren't carrying a lot of cereal boxes but wouldn't it be great for ribbons?!

Detailed instructions to come...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Be careful what you ask for...

Ask and you shall receive...and receive I did! I was one of the few people in this world who would actually ASK for zucchini and large ones at that (most people lock their cars for fear it might show up!) Anyway, I got several donations and have done a variety of things with them that have been tasty options but thought I'd share one we have really enjoyed and that was juicing the zucchini. Paired with a couple of Granny Smith apples it was delicious. One person thought it tasted like Jolly Rancher Green Apple if you are feeling adventurous, you might want to try it! What a great use for something that might otherwise not get used...I'm going to try using the leftover pulp for bread instead of the usual grated zucchini. Isn't the color wonderful? Thanks for stopping by!