I’ve been so excited about the 365 Days of Creativity Challenge I’ve been doing that I’m fairly certain I’ve told everyone I meet about it. There’s a sort of magnetic magic that’s born within us when we are passionate about something in our lives that draws others to us and us to them. Case in point, yesterday my neighbor came knocking on my door with a large stack of vintage sheets. I was a little perplexed at first as old sheets aren’t a typical gift that’s offered. My surprise was quickly replaced with the giddiness of possibility as he happily told me he was getting ready to toss these when he remembered about my crafting challenge and thought that I could use them for something. Why yes, yes I can!
I spent the better part of the day letting the possibilities of what could be done with vintage sheets. After finishing up my beaded wind chime project I had my eureka moment- I would paint them and then sew them into crafty items like pencil cases, fabric journal covers, coasters…the possibilities are endless!
One of my favorite crafty, artsy goddesses is Alisa Burke. She is a force of creative awesomeness and inspiration so naturally I hopped over to her blog to have a look. I was not disappointed! I found this awesome post on using puffy paint to print on fabric. Puffy paint- I have a ton of that just waiting to be used up! And of course I ended up cruising around her blog being inspired by so many other projects she’s done- oh my!
I spent about an hour finishing this piece of fabric that I’ll use in a future project yet to be determined. I could spend all day doing this if I didn’t have other responsibilities. Seriously, all day, it’s that much fun! My only issue is I’m really wanting to run out and buy more puffy paints, but I’m determined to use only what I have for the time being. Creativity often explodes when we have constraints put on it. I’m going to see what kind of fun I can create with only the paints I have. I’m a little crazy excited at the thought!
What’s something that you’ve either recycled with success or been thinking of recycling?