It's also the day of my birth. That's why I call it bEARTHday. I usually take you to a restaurant or out and about, but today I'm actually going to share one final project.
I was planning to sew up a storm, because I want to finish these tops to my scrappy book covers I'm making. You can see how far I got, though. These will be the front and back embellishments to a floral scrappy journal
that I plan to name "Bloom." I have some butterfly buttons I plan to add when the journal is finished, but since I don't hand sew, I will add them using E6000 after the book has been assembled.
However, my plans were derailed when I broke my final needle. Now I must find time to visit the sewing center where I get them. I think I've told you before how expensive they are. And there are no cents off coupons at the store where I buy them. If only they sold them at JoAnn's.
It also altered my plans to make a necklace
from this recycled Styrofoam spool that once held thread. I realize most of the thread spools are wood, or plastic, but this one was so lightweight, I thought it would make a great necklace. Most people would think it's trash, though.
I grabbed two colors I thought might look like a wooden spool, mixed them, and painted the spool.
It would have helped if I'd had brown paint, but I did with what I had, which is something I always advocate. Since I don't hand sew, I now must wait to buy a needle to finish the necklace. I plan to sew fabric and paper together to add to the spool, so when it's opened with its velcro closer, the fabric will hang down. However, that will now have to wait.
Today is Day 22 of 22 and I sewed two embellishments using fabric scraps to add to the cover of a scrappy journal. I also broke a needle, and started a necklace I will make from a Styrofoam thread spool.
I'm so grateful you have stuck with me through these 22 days of recycled art leading to bEARTHday.
As an update for those of you following along on these latest posts, I still plan to alter the spoons I bent. After all, if I went to all that trouble of bending them, I'm not going to leave them unfinished for long.
I also plan to screw the key hooks into a piece of wood after I "art" the wood a bit.
And finally, did I tell you that, although I couldn't find my friend Sally's leak in her vanity, I managed to get it stopped by turning off her shut-off valve. Now she won't have a mess when she gets home, and I saved water that was originally leaking on the floor.
It's time to wish you a happy EARTH day. If you live in one of the 192 countries that celebrates EARTH day, you might even be aware of the impact this movement has made since it first began in 1970. Be kind to the earth, not just today, but every day, because it's the only one we have.
I'm off to spend the day with friends and overindulge in food I don't have to prepare! Someone might even have pie since they know I prefer it to cake.
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