The Girl Scouts are making rugs out of old t-shirts. They are weaving them on hula hoops using a cute tutorial that the leader found on a Disney Family Fun website
. They got started last week, but came home with bags of t-shirts to be cut up for homework. I did Anna's last night and got carried away playing with the scraps. I made two coasters by crocheting the extra bits together and then used an embroidery hoop to weave the sleeves. I thought I was at the end of the extras when our neighbor who is also in the troop came over with her bag of shirts so that we
could cut her shirts out together. So I've just finished her homework too, and I'll save the scraps for later.
I saw the cutest idea in a blog last week where a lady had opened up envelopes and used them to trace a pattern out of interfaced fused fabric which she put together with cute little buttons and such to make fabric envelopes. I can't find the link again, but I modified the concept a bit to come up with these fabric covered file folders. Interfacing seemed complicated, so I just took some old folders and used spray adhesive to glue fabric to both sides. Then I trimmed and zigzagged the edges to make color coded folders for school. The edges are sewn together so the papers won't fall out the sides.
I did some more work on my green and blue mile a minute blocks, but they aren't done quite yet. The green are getting close, but I'm sorely lacking variety in my purples. I hate to cut up more fabric when the goal is to use up scraps, but maybe I'll search through my stash for small bits and pieces.
I guess that is all on the crafty front. Yesterday morning was a Girl Scout garage sale after ice skating. Then this morning I took the kids to see Rio. It was very cute. Kurt came to meet us for lunch after and then we all went shopping. We are in need of a new fridge but can't decide what we want. The rest of our appliances are off white and I guess it isn't very popular anymore, because none of the new styles come that way. We also looked at new couches, and picked one out that we all liked. It is a very soft brown microfiber and comes with a matching love seat and chair. It should be here next weekend.