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Recycle Makeover and Spoonflower Magic! Bragging on My Kids!
Submitted by Pam on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 03:25
I don't do this very often but once and a while, I can't help it - I have to share cool stuff my kids have been up to! Unlike so many of my readers, my children are all grown up with children (or cats) of their own! But they are still my kids and I am still their proud mother!
My son Michael sent me pictures from his Iphone a few days ago to share a little home improvement project he was working on - transforming the plain, standard issue, white wall in the dining room into a beautiful recycle project - a "wall collage" using old weathered fence slats his neighbor was throwing away.
His sweetheart, Stephanie, talked him into it! I asked her to share how she came up with the idea. Apparently, she had seen one similar but made with wood from old wood pallets. When she and Mike saw the discarded pile of wood, she took the opportunity to bring up the pallet wall idea for discussion. Mike decided the fencing would actually be much easier to install than pallet boards and they went to work.
A few finishing bits yet to complete but I think it looks very cool. It totally transforms the dining room. Keeps an old fence out of the landfill. And it was free!
My daughter Diane has just completed two feature tutorials for Spoonflower. She doesn't get to do as much crafting as she used to - Craftypod as it is in it's current incarnation keeps her very busy with other aspects of the craft world. So it made my heart happy to get the occasional excited e-mail updates picturing her progress.
I love the design of this bag and the fabrics and colors she used. And it is quite easy to make - check out the tutorial on the Spoonflower blog. I am so making one! Or two!
I wish you could actually hold this placemat in your hands - it has a wonderful hand - supple yet sturdy. Her use of flannel as the batting was brilliant. And I love how she chose really large patterns from the Spoonflower collection - just to show that hexies do not have to be tiny things using tiny prints.
She shared how she made the placemat a couple weeks ago here on the Spoonflower Blog.
So see - I do have good reason to do a little bragging - right?