Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 118: Searching my house for something to make, I came upon a stack of egg cartons.  Right away I pictured a funny little hat, with bumps all over it.  So I went for it.  I had to do a little cutting and sewing to get the right shape.  (Egg cartons sew well together.)  Then I sewed on a couple of ties.  When I was a kid, I always thought that by the time the year 2000 came around, everyone would be wearing silver robotic space-age kinda clothing.  This hat, or helmet perhaps, might go well with that type of clothing.  Or maybe it is a grotesque insect hood.  Either way, it's a cute, funny little article of clothing that I will probably only wear on Halloween, or maybe I'll throw a dress up party, just for an excuse to wear it.

Day 119:  Back when my daughter was learning her ABC's, I made flashcards for her out of index cards.  Since she outgrew them, I've decorated a few of them.  I think of them as similar to those inspirational tarot cards that are out there, but they are just meant to give you something to think about, reflect on for a moment.  I made one for my project this day. 

Day 120:  I decorated the bark of the tree I made on days 105-107, before heading off to an overnight camping trip with my daughter's 4th grade class.  For that reason, I kept it simple.  I glued on circles cut from corrugated cardboard.

Day 121: I covered up a painting that I didn't much like with scraps of cardboard, torn journal pieces, and tiny little scraps of magazine pages.  This was very fun, and I'm quite happy with the result. 


  1. It's really weird that you were playing with an egg carton yesterday. Last night, I started preparing for my Etsy Craft Party this coming Friday by hanging white string lights in my craft room and then cutting out the egg cup portion of a bunch of Styrofoam egg cartons I've been saving. They pop onto the lights really easily and look like pretty flowers. I don't want to get crazy recommending the idea because I don't know how fire safe it is, but the lights don't get that hot and the cups don't touch the lights.