Enjoy this collection of all the projects I created from the vintage quilt.
I hope you will be inspired to (re)purpose an old, well loved but unusable family quilt into useful, new items.
I have (re)purposed a cardboard box. Perhaps I have stooped to a new low; I don’t know, you tell me!
I started with a box that came with those little packages of ramen noodle soup. Now before you judge me, please know that is not what I feed my family. Two of my boys who are in their early twenties like a good ramen soup in between meals occasionally. It’s a rite of passage for college age kids to eat ramen, isn’t it?
Keeping lists is a necessity for me. If I don’t write it down, it’s forgotten. If I write something on a piece of paper, it’s lost. I try to stay organized but taming the tiger around here is difficult.
For the items I keep on written lists [grocery lists and the like go on my iPhone], I must put them in a notebook – its bigger and won’t get lost. Surrounding the notebook with a pretty cover catches my attention. Therefore it is a necessity to have a notebook cover, the prettier it is, the more effective it is. That means I’ll pick it up and use it more.
I played around with some paper crafting today and with Independence Day just around the corner, I was feeling patriotic. That’s a perfect combination when you have stars and stripes in your paper stash!
My youngest son decided a couple of weeks ago to makeover his room. He chose the paint colors and wall decor which inadvertently morphed into an American theme. I’ll show more of his room later when it is totally complete.
Of course, I had to get involved. Fortunately my involvement was welcomed. His desk has no drawers and his pens and pencils were just lying here and there so what’s a crafty mom to do? Make patriotic pencil cups, of course! This project was simple and I actually took photos of the process. Perhaps I’ll even try to make my first ever tutorial out of it! Stay tuned!