Well, my sister Michele asked me last month if I was up for a crafty challenge.
She started the "Make it Good" challenge on her blog.
It's all about making fun little crafts with stuff that you have recycled.
So, the challenge was that I had to use juice cartons to make my craft....
And my inspiration had to be from the "work of human hands".
Okay, this was really tough for me.
I used to make all kinds of crafts from my recycle bin.
But it's been a long time. LOL!!!
So, this is what I started with.
I thought I would buy chocolate milk for the kids.
They liked that. LOL!!!
Hmmm.....what am I doing now?
Do those look like shingles?
Well, it's a house!!!
It's a little storage box house.
So, do you like it?
I do, but I wasn't so sure about it.
You know my sister Michele, she is the queen of upcycled crafts.
She makes the most beautiful things.
I'm panicking a bit.
It's not exactly what I wanted.
What else could I make?
Fabric....it needs more fabric.....
I am a quilter, right!!!!
I have all these vintage little pieces of fabric and laces.
Some of these were cut off old clothing that were no longer good.
But the details on the edges were so pretty, that they were kept for just the right project.
I pulled them out, and started stitching.
I cut out the letter "M" out of the milk carton, and pocked little holes in the letter so that I could stitch it on to my little tiny quilt.
It's only 5.5 inches in size.
Very soft and delecate looking.
The background is a very pale green satin.
The cross stitched trim, came off an very old cotton garment.
I didn't cut it off the garment myself.
I bought all this trim at an estate sale.
The lady had saved all the pretty pieces off vintage garments.
The lace in the bottom left corner was also cut off a cotton night gown or undergarment.
The lace at the top was just so pretty and you could see the background fabric through it.
So, I had to add it.
I used the inside of the milk carton for the letter.
What do you think Michele?
Did I "Make it Good"?
Now, go over to Michele's blog and see what she made.