Hi there!! If you are stopping by via Pinterest or from another link, thanks so much for coming! And, while you're at it, take a look around...there's lots of fun stuff to see!
Have you heard about the fun going on over at Stumbles and Stitches? Angel and Jenny are having a Feather your Nest stitch along. It also happens to be a contest too! There is still time to join in the fun...you still have a week to sign up and until the end of the month to get your projects done! Go check it out! (ps...you don't have to have a blog to participate, just a Flickr account!)
In the meantime, thanks to them, I got inspired and am getting a few little projects done around here...
One of the rules of the stitch along is that you must use some sort of recycled or upcycled materials. I love this idea for two reasons 1) very little money spent ;) 2) it's environmentally friendly. So, seeing that I am participating in The Feather your Nest stitch along and this is the week before Earth Day...I thought I'd have a sort of celebrate Earth Day week where I share projects that all involve recycling/upcycling in some way. They are also pretty and sometimes practical. And, many of them involve the kids in one way or the other...because they like to celebrate Earth Day too! Especially when Emily Elizabeth and Clifford talk about it..."Everyday is Earth Day!"
So, the first project up...I am embarrassed to say that my Shamrocks were up until just yesterday (so were my Easter decorations for that matter...)! It was indeed time to take those down. So, a bit of a literal take on Feather your Nest...a recycled bird mobile.
Then I drew the flying bird template and cut...The cutting part was a bit more involved then I had originally anticipated. When I first thought of the idea of using the recycling paper I wasn't thinking about the fact that there was a front and back to each page, so there was some careful placing. I carefully stitched them together and then hung them on our trusty little sticks!
(oops, I guess...I should focuss on some window cleaning too!!)
Ps...here is a template for the birds for you to use if you'd like to make your own: Bird template