Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Repurpose Challenge…

Yesterday was our first get together at Nancy’s for the ‘Kindred Heart Stitchers’ and this month’s challenge was ‘to repurpose something’ and Wow did we do well… even if I do say so myself… Just look at it all…

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I repurposed the doily bunting and the embroidery hoop, they were gifts to Michelle as it is her birthday this month… the embroidery hoop has little pockets to store bits in for her sewing room… I also repurposed the blackboard it originally had an ugly picture on it but on a trip to the Warehouse a few months ago I bought some chalkboard adhesive 3 sheets for 99c(thanks to Michelle for telling me about it!) Now I can use it to write a special quote on it :O)

Michelle made this gorgeous candle holder…

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And Nancy repurposed some wire coat hangers into a bird feeder…

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Nancy is Claire's Mum and isn’t this a great idea… I have plans to make one too! The feeder is an Op shop find… she also made one for Michelle for her birthday..

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This is one of Claires repurposed projects it was originally part of a two tiered basket that broke… turned upside and put on a plate…it now becomes a cloche, how easy is that!

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She also made bunting by threading ribbon through old postcards, if you look close enough you can see it in the first photo.

Nicky made this pretty note board from an old wire cooling tray…

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A great idea to display precious mementoes'! And a three tiered cup cake holder that you can just see in the photo. There were many other projects too that I didn’t get a photo of(maybe Michelle did?)

It is always fun to see what we come up with… next months challenge is something for ‘Valentines Day’. 

Nicky had a brilliant idea… each of us had to write down five things we wanted to have finished before January 2013 and then they were sealed away in an envelope which we will open again next year!

Nancy also showed us her notebooks, she is a list writer like me… but her notebooks are fabulous…kind of like a scrapbook they hold all sorts of things… a bucket list for the year… books she wants to read/has read… memories… photo’s… fabrics scraps from a project… magazine clippings… recipes…etc… it has inspired me to start one too!

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And this is a photo of Claire’s oldest  UFO that has come out of hiding…Lol She thinks she started it 16 years ago…

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This might just be the year it gets finished! How old is your oldest UFO?

My Mum has a project which isn’t quite finished… I will show you photo’s as soon as she does!  (Sew how is it going Mum, finished yet?)

Well I better head off and get a load of washing done and spend a little bit of time with my family the last three days  have been very busy and I feel like I haven’t seen them all for a while…

Enjoy your weekend…

Blessings

Michelle

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Well I wish I could come to this fantastic get together but I live too far away.... Sounds so inspiring!! Just LOVE the ideas Blessings to you to Michelle. ... Lisa

Maria said...

You all seemed to have a lot of fun repurposeing things.
My oldest UFO is about 8years old so Claire wins.

Charlie and Wendy said...

All your creations are fantastic, what fun to meet together regularly! Very inspiring too!

georgie said...

Some interesting and unusual idea's!Look's like you've all been very busy.
Hugs Georgie xx

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Raewyn said...

Wow lots of imagination and creativity shown there - I wouldn't've thought of half of those ideas! I have a UFO from when I was 17--oh dear--that's pretty old!!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Repurposing is so much fun; I loved seeing what everyone made!

I don't like UFO's. Either I finish them or they go away.

Farm Girl said...

WOW! You girls are all so clever. Some amazing ideas and inspiration there. Have fun with your lovely group again this year! I will watch from afar ......... and wish I could be there ..........

Kelli said...

So many creative ideas! What a fun get together. My oldest UFO is about 9 years old. Hoping to finish it this year!