In honor of Earth Day (everyday), I made a few projects from Craft Cycle by Heidi Boyd. I love this book! Its got innovative projects and recipes! It is divided into seasons with tips on how to be Earth friendly.
I decided to make a coiled basket from old t-shirt scraps (leftover from another project). Mine isn't as large as Heidi's example in the book, but the technique is the same.
I added a few extra bows around the rim- it seemed to need it.
The cats approve of it. Alice wanted to try it first, then Emma had a go, below.
Next, I made fused plastic bags. Instead of the tote from the book, I used the instructions and decided to add a zipper. It was something different to try. I had a couple of bags from when I was in England (1981?!) Each zipper bag requires several plastic bags to start with.
This one is really showing my age- records and tapes!
Here is the zipper top. These were fun projects and I will be trying out the recipes soon. I'm looking forward to making the shoe bracelet, mittens and owl clothespin holder. Any recycled book recommendations?