Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
That's kind of a mantra around my house and I take a lot of ribbing from my kids for it. I'm known as the woman with the matching set of yogurt cup drinking cups, the matching cool whip salad bowls, and the never-die ziplock sandwich bags. Yes, I wash the bags and reuse them. I just cannot make myself toss out something that's perfectly use-able...for something...someday.
Well, as much as my adult kids poke fun at me, they've each inherited the gene (or the disorder) and reveal it in various ways. Earlier this summer, my eldest daughter suggested making skirts from old t-shirts. She had seen a pattern online and thought it was a cute idea--so we did one.
Then we changed some things and did a few more...
Then I decided to use the sleeves and some scraps to make little skirts..
With each new skirt, Jenny or I would come up with something different to try, and we soon had to go foraging through the thrift stores for more shirts since we'd used all of ours. Members of my Spark team wished they could clean out their closets and send me more t-shirts and one lovely friend (INDIANOAKS) actually did! My dining room table became Jen's palette for mixing and matching,
and we set up the folding table for her to dissect the shirts and piece together the sections.
We're planning to have a booth at a local craft fair this Fall. I sure hope we can sell some skirts, or guess what everyone is getting for Christmas?