Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Being green!

Here are a few of my newest loves that all involve being green. One is glass jars and bottles. When I was in Spain last month I ordered water from a few restaurants and they always came in these awesome bottles that I wished I could have brought home with me. So I have started a little collection of my own to decorate my craft room with. My awesome friend Victoria gave me this great idea of making paper flowers out of old catalogs and butting them inside the old bottles and jars as decoration. Pretty cute huh?
Another thing is I made these pretty cute reusable sandwich baggies. The polka dot one I made out of this cool plastic material the Lovely Linda (AKA my Boss) donated to me so it will be easy to wash out. Its super cute but it is also the fabric that is used on the break table at work so I don't know if it's too nerdy to match it. I also made one out of fabric with a nylon lining. This one will be easy to wash since it can just be thrown in the washer but I am not sure it will be able to hold much more than pretzels, buttons, or other solids and definitely nothing moist.
Oh and I am obsessed with the Coptic stitch and I have been teaching people at work how to make a book using this stitch and use our old catalogs. I will have to post that picture when I finally remember to take one.

4 comments:

Ryan and Miriam said...

Funny, I remember bringing home bottles from my trip to Europe, too. (It was a different time, before all the airline regulations.) Somehow an aluminum can or styrofoam cup just doesn't cut it!

Maureen said...

Such cute projects! I used to have a "water collection," whenever someone went on a trip I'd ask them to bring me back some water from the sea/lake. I got some cool bottles that way too. Unfortunately some broke with every move, and I only have 2 or 3 left...

Kara said...

Ooh, I love those flowers. How did you make them? I'm glad I found your blog... Thank you, Facebook.

Mike said...

I started using less plastic bags. I hope that helps or at least gives a good example to others.