I do still like the idea of focusing on one item for a while and I choose denim for January but I soon discoverd that January wasn't a long enough time to get all my denim items done- so it dragged on into February and even March. Though I still don't have all the projects done that I had thought of and though I still have some old jeans on hand I am ready to focus on something else for a while. So in April (which starts in less than two hours- do you have any pranks planned for the day? I don't but my mom warned me to be watchful as she over heard my sons talking) I plan on announcing a new theme!
Meanwhile- one last denim project (for now!). The picture at the top is of a denim decorated container that I had fun making.The container originally held a hot chocolate mix that I had been given. I made it a while back but hadn't managed to get it in here. I was inspired to make it after seeing pictures of Melissa's (who blogs at Those Northern Skies) decorated boxes and containers. Mine doesn't begin to compary with her artistic creations but I had fun making it and I do like it.
I think it would be fill with cookies or something like that and give to someone. I think decorating containers is rather fun now- I think I shall do it again!
Meanwhile I thought it would be fun to share some links to various ways that I have reused denim in the past. Here we go.....
~Patching jeans. This is the first thing I generally do, and then I reuse them again later.
~Jeans used for the top of a skirt.
~Crocheted denim rug.
~Denim tote bag and bookmark.
~A tote bag using denim.
~A denim skirt re-done.
~A simple quilt with denim.
~Ruffled denim bag.
~Another simple quilt made with denim.
~Denim trimmed apron.
~Denim and flannel frayed edge quilt.
~Organizing boxes decorated with denim.
~Patriotic denim bunting.
~Use denim to make some "armor".
~A denim skirt.
~A denim vase.
~A magnetic note holding pocket.
~Fluffy denim rag rug.
Denim is certianly a versitile and fun material to work with. I love the way it looks as well. Do you like making things from denim? I would love to hear your ideas for re-using old jeans!