For now, while my sewing projects are still underway, let me show you some of my cardboard upcycling projects. I cringe at my use of "project" because all these were done in less than a day but...
This one used to be a Cheerios box. Now it is a wall organizer for my daughter's Kumon worksheets. They are provided with bags, which are handy to bring with them to the center, but at home, it is easier to monitor her with this wall organizer.
|"Give it a try! Or you will never discover your true potential!"|
~ Toru Kumon
To your left is a caddy for sticky notes; it used to be a vitamin box. To your right is a scrap paper caddy; it used to be a box of crackers. I made these boxes for my daughter who is in college. At different stages in their lives, our children need different modes and levels of support from us, their parents. For my college-aged children, it seems that outside of praying for them, buying their clothes and other school needs, and preparing meals, I am relegated to t-h-i-s.
|"When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is mere formality. |
It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway."
~ Erma Bombeck
Finally, these bookmarks used to be a cool accordion-type of advertising booklet by a top shoe brand. We have ogled and gawked at it long enough, so it was time to make something else out of it.
|"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.|
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own, and you know what you know.
And you are the guy who'll decide where to go."
~ Dr. Seuss
And! Here, let me give you a peek of what I have been up to. I have made some progress since this photo was taken, but I ran out of thread. Yikes.
|I got the stitchery pattern from Rhonda's Down to Earth blog. Here is the link to the pattern.|
Happy stitchin' and craftin'! I hope to be back soon!