- Take a fabric rest (approx. 8 1/2 x3") and fold it in half.
- Figure out where you want to sew the name if you want that and take a much lighter thread. Stitch the name in on the outside.
- Then turn the fabric and sew around the edges (obviously this is easiest with a sewing machine, which I still don't own :-(, leaving one of the short sides open.
- Turn your sack inside out so the name is visible and the sewing unvisible.
- Now fill your little sack with flax seeds and sew the last side tight shot as well. And voila!
- Put in freezer (it won't get freezing cold like regular booboo packs) and use whenever needed.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Recycled Art and Gifts
I love art. I consider myself an artsy person.
I also love, as you know, nature and Mother Earth. And I always, always like to do everything in sync, meaning not hurting the environment by doing what I love to do. So how can I do art with good conscious about the environment?
Do it with recycled materials! Let's call this ENVIRONART, how about that?
The other day, I found a very interesting looking iron thing in our garbage area. It has several rings that connect and I can't wait to get my hands on that one. When I'm finished, I'll post a picture here so you can see what I came up with.
I either use recycled materials for our house arts and/or buy supplies at garage sales (water colors, crayons, wool, threads,...)
Sometimes I feel like we live in such an overwhelming world and everybody I know really has everything (if not too much) of anything, meaning it becomes harder and harder to find gifts for people.
If I have trouble thinking of something, I often make a gift myself.
I've painted kids art and framed it (in frames I either found on the street at garbage day or got at garage sales!) or recently I sewed booboo packs (I call them FLEXABOO because I fill them with flax seeds).
This is one of the paintings I have done
And here is Liam's booboo pack. It's about 4x2 1/2" and here's how I do it:
I'm also in the process of trying to crochet finger puppets with recycled wool soon. I hope it goes well - I'll keep you posted.