Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Earth Day!! Re purpose......

Look Ma!! I'm on Sew Mama Sew again!!!! I feel like a SUPA STAH!
I am the same old Lola..again, Mother of 6...........(but re purposed as a purse maker!!)

Here is a great way to re purpose those Security Envelopes that you get with your monthly bills, and don't use because you pay electronically (to save paper, and energy of course!)

I have lots of old Jeans (that don't fit) that I would love to make this Raggedy Rug, by Lolly knitting around. My Mother in law uses old jeans to make the warmest winter quilts like this one from Simply Quilts HGTV.

At the end of every winter season, it seems that I end up with a closet full of sweaters that need a new life (usually shrunk in the wash). Gonzomama Knits took her favorite sweater and made it into a pillow

Sweaters are made into blankets,
aprons, and purses.
Right now I am saving my soup cans. I need lots of little "stuff" holders in my studio. How about Orange shows you how to cover them to make them to make them more funky!

That is all of the tips I have for today! Tell me what you are doing to celebrate the Earth this week....Happy Earth Day/Week!!!!


Busty LaRue said...

HEY! I went to that slipcover site. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You just saved me about $500 and hours and hours of frustration and stress and guilt for spending so much money!

Neil said...

I am amazed everyday when I log onto your blog. You have the most lot of ideas and then send us to look at all the others. I can't wait until I get where I can have wool, felt, glue gun, great fabrics, etc. Oh how I miss crafting. MUM

P.S. You are a Super Star!!

Hey It's Di said...

I'm wearing green today, does that count? That's as green as I get (besides my eyes:) hee hee!

I have old sweaters and jeans. Those would be great!. . If I ever did anything with them!*sigh*

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Great ideas!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What slipcover site? Did I miss something?

Lynsey Lou knee deep in poo said...

I don't have to be green because I am trailer trash But thanks anyway. When you find a fabric let me know how much I owe you because I dont want you to have to make me all of the cute baby things for free I may be trailer trash but I am not cheap!

M.KATE said...

hi lola..what great ideas :) and happy earth day too, got 2 awards for you, an E for this excellent blog and another nice one, the post where your son's sleeping under the nightstand..that's so cute, he must have felt real cosy there :)