There is no such thing as "away". When we throw anything "away," it must go somewhere. ~Annie Leonard
I've been mocked for saving stuff having our place looking like a mini-SCRAP but I really do have creative ideas to make the things I save but time is always an issue. I can't really "Save the World" by up cycling but if I could do a little, it won't hurt. I just need to be more organized so I'll have more time to be more creative. I'd love to create/make projects with others while bonding and sharing stories. But like I said, I need to be more organized! That's the key--for me, anyway. I have been donating several items to SCRAP and I just found a place to donate fabrics for St. Anthony where the ladies come together and sew things for the less fortunate. That's another alternative to my bins of fabrics and yarns.
In the meantime, here's a project by Mark Montano I made out of the following. Click on the link to see instructions. (Note: I have all these items at home already. All I need was time!)
- old electronic cords of any size (he used zip ties)
- old swimsuits and fabric scraps
- scotch tape
- pliers / scissor
- assorted beads
- jewelry wire
You could make a lot of them. Usually a set of 3 is a a great gift. Made this set for #mykiwigirl's former swim coach. It was perfectly made with my girl's old (thoroughly washed) swimsuits!
Now go make some and share them with me.