As a follow-up to my recent post Thriftie Gifties, my grandkids are very excited to share their ideas for used bags. We even roped in my almost 12-year-old grandson. Most of the materials we used were recycled but we also added pipe cleaners and sticky back foam shapes (which stuck very well). The cute hair strips and shiny ears are pieces of packaging stapled onto the bags. Stapling worked really well for edges where little fingers can’t reach on the inside. The pipe cleaners were simply punched through the material. Ideally, you could push the pipe cleaner through one hole and push it out through a second hole, then tie or curl. Most of these, however, were simply twisted on the inside to stay–not recommended for little hands.
Welcome to my messy life! I am lucky to live in a beautiful little Wisconsin village with the hubby I grew up with (we married at 16 & 17!). We have 3 lovely grown daughters, sons-in-laws, 6 adored grandkids and countless extended family and friends. By day I’m an administrative supervisor where I’m fortunate to work with some of the best people in the world. I turn into a pumpkin immediately upon coming home at night and therefore cannot leave my beloved cinders before duty calls the next morning. Our house is usually crazy with a parade of characters coming, going, and sometimes staying. There’s never a shortage of people to love or things to organize and share. I enjoy reading and writing, organizing, holding babies, drooling over grandkids, cooking, creating, homemaking, finding old 50 cent things, flowers, the very holiness of living, and simple poetry you don’t forget. I love happy greens, like the worn green velvet on my art room chairs. It beautifully catches the colorful, mundane, and sticky stuff of life: coffee, glitter, ice cream, glue, and cat hair too. Thank you for visiting! Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.