Thursday, August 21, 2008

Recycling Paper and Other Stuff

I joined a Tiny Scraps Postcard Swap on Swapbot the other day and had so much fun making these postcards that I just kept on going. I only have to make 3, but what a clever way to use my little scraps of paper. Some of them are just the little thing long pieces that I have trimmed off of my papers and others are scraps that I just cut into little squares. I stitched on them after glueing the pieces on.

Yesterday Mallory and I made some homemade paper. The kids love to join in on the blending and mixing up the pulp with their hands. Mallory was noticing the difference in the fibers after we blended them up yesterday.

I made these Spider Man Gift Bags for my sister Stacey to put her boys birthday presents in. I have a bunch of Christmas ones cut out and ready to start.

This is Jake, Anthony and Lexie on a Water Taxi in Chicago. My sister Cathy and her family took them out for the day last Sunday to see Chicago.


Polka Dot Moon said...

Very clever idea!! Love the homemade paper too :)

Have a great Thursday :)

Lisa West said...

I've been meaning to look up "homemade" paper. The kids saw some being made in the museum this summer. Looks "do-able" with the kids. I think you need a screen for keeping the paper together while they blot out the excess water. Lisa

Lisa West said...

By the way, I made your blog a link from mine. Hope that is ok.
Love, Lisa

jenny fowler said...

you are so resourceful sherry! your paper looks great!

She'sSewPretty said...

Those little postcards turned out cute. I can see how they'd be addictive to make!

Cathy said...

You always amaze me with your creativity Sherry. I love the postcards. This would be a great idea for a Christmas gift. :)

Angela Harris said...

That's so cool that Mallory will do things like making paper with you. I hope my girls will do that with me too! Man, you are so busy!

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