Monday, April 27, 2009

More Juice Pouch Crafts

Here are two bags I made. I also made another square purse and a cell phone case. Students, parents, and staff love them! That's so cool! At Friday's assembly I modeled the two bags and cell phone case, explained to students that while most of us recycle, we don't often reuse and that these bags were examples of ways to reuse. Then, I challeneged them to a contest--make something out of materials they'd normally throw away, bring them to my class, and I'll enter their names in a raffle for a juice pouch craft that I create for them! I've got lots of inquiries and five entries! And, icing on the cake, I won a blog give-away! It's an OHNOUDIDN'T Reeses Purse made of recycled Reese Peanut Butter Cup bags.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy EarthDay!

To teach/celebrate EarthDay with my 1st grade students I asked them to collect their used juice pouches. I'm making purses and wallets for them. Here's my first purse--it's too cute! I love the idea of reusing. We always focus on recycling, which is important, but we don't often think about reusing. I'm using the plastic tubs from organic lettuce and produce for storing fabric projects, selvages, thread, etc. It's a great way to organize the sewing room, reuse, and save on storage containers--that leaves more money for quilt shows and fabrics! Happy EarthDay!