Earth Day, Shmerth Day 2012

Being resourceful & finding new uses for things is a normal way of life for us. I grew up that way & those skills were sharpened as the size of our family grew. Every year I share another practical way to be smart with what you have… and this year is no different.

NOTE:
This project wasn’t planned as an “Earth Day Project.”  This is the way it came to be…

The bridal shower of our sweet friend was just a week away.
Trips to the fabric store for “gift-making supplies” continued to be thwarted by various events.
I was running out of time!

A venture into the “less-than-organized” basement.
Items found:


-A dress never worn
– Decoration fabric from last year’s July 4th party
-Old jean scraps from denim projects,  donated by several friends (including the groom-to-be!)
-Fabric from projects of Christmas past
-Pillow fabric (that was never used for pillows… or anything else)
-Ikea curtain panel that had been dyed green (that once hung in the house where several bridesmaids now live!)

Add to this strange collection of materials the bin of “this & thats” from my Mom… and the outcome is an
APRON FOR EVERY SEASON!

Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter

 

We don’t wait until Earth Day to do something smart with what we already have…

We don’t recycle just cuz it’s the politically correct thing to do…

Earth Day, Shmerth Day!  We just live this way.

 

 

 

 

(Special thanks to the apron model, my youngest daughter.)

 

 

We all wear jeans… and they wear out. Here’s more ideas for reusing that denim.

 

 

 

 



 

5 thoughts on “Earth Day, Shmerth Day 2012

  1. 10 Years later…and I wear one of the aprons you made for me just about daily!! (there are only 2 others in the rotation!)

  2. I love these! When she pulled them out, I oohed and aahed & wished I knew you when I had my wedding shower. Lol. Very inspiring. I hope to get my sewing machine back out someday… Until then, I’m working on being frugal and earth-friendly in other ways! 🙂

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