Friday, June 6, 2008

Reuse and Recycle

We traded out our summer clothes with our winter clothes, and had the beginning of the summer fashion show to see what still fit and what didn't. Avery was sad that her favorite pink shorts did not fit her anymore. So, we decided to recycle them, and make them into something new. With a little help from me, and her super duper Hello Kitty sewing machine we made them into a new bag for collecting treasures when we go on walks, hikes or geocaching. These pictures were taken right before she and Chris went on a all afternoon geocaching adventure to Peebles Island. Avery picked out the strap and rick rack to get sewn on it to make her strap...all color choices were her own! Here is a little bit from our guest blogger..."I had a really fun time making my bag. It was fun because i got to choose the stuff for my strap, and that day i was really excited because i got to go on a trip with Daddy with my new bag. I made it from my favorite pair of shorts, because i wanted to keep them. So mommy had the idea that i could make my own bag out of it." All we did was turn those shorts inside out, I drew her a straight line on the fabric to guide her sewing. She made the straight stitch, and we cut the extra off with a rotary cutter. Sew the strap on and presto, you have a brand new treasure bag!! Good job Avery.

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Colleen said...

Julia says, "Love the bag!!!"

What a great idea!

Grammie/Mom said...

You finished it. The strap looks good. Did you find anything geocaching?

Elizabeth said...

this bag is awesome! I made a similar bag for kate one time. it will come in very handy for geocoaching avery! so much more room than your pockets! :) (that's usually where my little finds end up)

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