Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Project time Tuesday

 Other than working on doing the hand quilting on our quilt (and arranging flowers) I haven't worked on many inside projects lately. My time has been very much concentrated on gardening and a little beekeeping too. But I hadn't gotten around to writing about some of the things I made for a silent auction in early May so here are some pictures of projects I had fun doing then.

 ~A set of cards.  I had a bunch of fun using my heart and paisley punch and then some various scrap paper (It was all stuff recycled from other things) to make flowers with and I glued them on simple cardstock cards.
 I also made a stationary set with stamps. The box they are in was actually one of my "dumpster diving" finds from one of our trips to the university after school was done for the summer.
 A garden kit. I had been given the peat pots from a gardener friend that didn't care for them. I discovered I didn't like that much either and there were still a couple of unopened packages. I also potted some plants and added some gloves that I bought on sale for 25 cents. I cost me pretty much nothing to put together but raised some money.
My breakfast kits was a big hit at the silent auction. It included: A pancake mix, granola, coffee buns, maple syrup and jam all made by me as well as a little package of coffee.

All of the projects raised money and they were fun for me to make/ put together. It was fun to see that people did really like them and made me think that gifts like that might be appreciated.

Have you been working on any projects lately?


Miranda said...

These are great ideas. I really like the breakfast kit. I will have to remember this one for our church auction in the fall... it would go over really well. Thanks for sharing.

Nola said...

I've been attempting at learning more about repurposing clothes into other clothes. Very slowly working on this. I wasn't able to find second hand exactly what I wanted (and didn't already have it) so I ended up just hemming a pair of PJ pants into PJ shorts. I had wanted to make a nightgown but I had to find fabric cheaply to do it. I couldn't find what I needed at this time. Hemming the pants off into shorts is not incredibly difficult but means we have something we needed for my oldest and that is good. Now I am eyeing the long sleeve PJ shirt that came with it (too small) and trying to figure out how to repurpose it (PJ shorts maybe again this time making the waist and everything?) into something for my 2 year old.


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