Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Perspective....Another view

Sometimes my kids do stuff and all I can do is say awwwww.......

This was my to-do list for last weekend. Everything got completed except for number 10 since that is an ongoing thing.

Have a safe, happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Use, Change, Re-Use Again and Again

Mini-Me2 had a project at school. Take something you would normally throw away and make it into something you would re-use. Of course the example given was to take a soup can and make it into a pencil/pen holder. Well, she decided she wanted to do something different. Our first project was to take plastic store bags (Wal-Mart, Kroger's, etc.), cut them in strips, make plarn (plastic yarn) and then crochet a bag that is waterproof. Not a new idea by any means, but effective in using up 40-50 bags. Here is a pic of it:

Well, since that project only took about 4 hours to do, she decided we should do something else. Sooooo....a few years ago, I was able to go to a dry cleaners sale (where they sell all the stuff that hasn't been picked up, or whatever, to make more room in their dry cleaner place) and got a Famous Designer sheet. Well, it has been gathering dust in the garage since then. We decided to make a stocking out of it, since it is close to Santa Time. I washed it, and then we took a piece of newspaper, drew out a stocking pattern, cut out the stocking (with lining) embroidered it with monkeys (similar to what she has in the classroom for decoration), personalized it, and made a stocking that can be used not only during the holidays, but year round in the classroom: